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New Atletico Madrid Signing Radamel Falcao Garcia

Atletico Madrid pulled off a bit of a transfer coup last week when they broke their transfer record to sign prolific Colombian striker Radamel Falcao Garcia from FC Porto for the grand sum of €40million.

A superb record of 72 goals in 87 games (a rate of a goal every 1.21 games) in two seasons at Porto suggests that Atletico have used the money raised from the sale of Sergio Aguero to Manchester City wisely. But history indicates that Falcao only thrives in certain setups and Atletico coach Gregorio Manzano would be advised to take heed of this when deciding upon his tactics for next season.

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Colombia were the first side to qualify for the last eight of the 2011 Copa America, coming through their group undefeated and without conceding a goal. Victories over Costa Rica and Bolivia and a draw with Argentina in a game in which they certainly had enough chances to win saw them tipped as potential winners of the tournament, but such optimism was soon punctured by a 2-0 defeat to Peru in the quarter finals.

Tactics

versus Costa Rica

Colombia-Costa Rica Lineup

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