Falcao injures knee as Monaco go through in French Cup

Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao (C) is lifted away from the pitch after being injured...

Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao (C) is lifted away from the pitch after being injured during the French Cup football match between Chasselay (MDA) and Monaco (ASM) on January 22, 2014 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. (AFP)

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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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