Falcao injures knee as Monaco go through in French Cup

Reuters , Wednesday 22 Jan 2014

Radamel Falcao
Monaco's striker Radamel Falcao (Photo: Reuters)

Striker Radamel Falcao picked up a possibly serious knee injury as Monaco reached the French Cup last 16 with a 3-0 away win over amateurs Chasselay Monts d'or Azergues on Wednesday.

 The Colombia striker opened the scoring in the 29th minute but was carried off the pitch on a stretcher shortly before the break after being tackled by Chasselay defender Soner Ertek.

 "We lose Radamel Falcao. It's a big blow. I think it is serious. The news is not reassuring," captain Jeremy Toulalan told Eurosport.

 Monaco said in a statement that Falcao had sustained a knock on his left knee and they were awaiting further checks to assess the injury.

 Striker Emmanuel Riviere netted the two other goals in a one-sided encounter played at Lyon's Gerland stadium as fourth division team Chasselay, with former Monaco and France winger Ludovic Giuly in their ranks, failed to pose a threat.

 Later on Wednesday, Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain were at home to Montpellier.

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