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Five-goal Falcao hails unforgettable La Liga night

Published on Dec 10, 2012 7:51 AM
 

MADRID (REUTERS) - Radamel Falcao hailed an"unforgettable night" after the coveted Atletico Madrid striker hit five goals past Deportivo Coruna to become the first man to achieve the feat in Spain's top league in more than a decade.

Fernando Morientes was the last player to score five in a match playing for Real Madrid against Las Palmas in February 2002 and Falcao was the first to do so for Atletico as they thrashed Depor 6-0 to stay in second place, six points behind leaders Barcelona.

"I scored five in a game when I was little in Bogota," the Colombian known as "the tiger" said on Atletico's website.

"And I got four playing for Porto against Villarreal but never five as a professional," he added.

 
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