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Falcao's fierce assist tops week's finest footwork
by Samuel Charles, May 20th, 2013 12:02AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Magic Feet] Atletico Madrid's victory over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final Friday included one of the year's best assists: Radamel Falcao, tying the game in the 35th minute and earning El Tigre a place of honor in this week's explosive Showboat series.

With the season drawing to a close the folks at Soccer AM have once again edited magic from soccer fields all over Europe into two minutes of the good stuff.

You’ll see Falcao’s Atletico teammate Arda Turan teasing Barcelona -- and then Real, Patrice Evra hitting the brakes on top of the ball, Xabier Prieto with the slow-mo drag, and finally it’s the lethal combination of Falcao’s nimble feet and brute strength releasing Diego Costa, who coolly lets the ball run, then buries it.

Atletico won 2-1 in overtime, beating Real for the first time in 14 years. Soccer sometimes requires a moment of genius to raise trophies, and break curses -- there are plenty of those here ...



1 comment
  1. ROBERT BOND
    commented on: May 20, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.
    Please, Gunner-spend the money!


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