Watch Hugo Lloris pull off brilliant penalty save to deny Radamel Falcao 5 years ago

Watch Hugo Lloris pull off brilliant penalty save to deny Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao was once a world-class striker.

Having bagged goals for fun during his days with Porto and Atletico Madrid, a knee injury picked up after his move to Monaco slowed his free-scoring ways.

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Having recovered from his knee injury, the Colombian failed to rediscover his old form during loan moves at Manchester United and Chelsea, and he found himself back at Monaco in the summer.

While many on these shores had written off Falcao, there were signs earlier this season that he might well have been on the way back to his best.

With nine goals to his name already this season, he led the line as Tottenham arrived in the principality needing a win to preserve their hopes of remaining in the Champions League beyond Christmas.

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And just a few minutes into the game, Falcao was presented with the perfect chance to open the scoring when Eric Dier's challenge on Fabinho saw the home side awarded a penalty.

Up stepped the Colombian, only to be denied by a superb save from Hugo Lloris.

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