Just how good was Radamel Falcao? Remembering the ex-Atletico Madrid and Porto hero in his prime

Radamel Falcao
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Over the last decade or so in world football, the consolidation at the top of the game has brought arguments about the best players and the best clubs closer together.

The Messi vs Ronaldo debate was often used as a proxy for Barcelona v Real Madrid, at a time when it felt like the two clubs were more at risk from one another than from anyone else in the business, but the movement of both players this summer has reintroduced another debate: can they carry a different club to glory, at a time where they are still among the best around but not at their personal peaks.

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