Radamel Falcao: Watch as striker scores in shoot-out on Chelsea debut against PSG

He had only netted four times for United last term

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The Independent Online

Radamel Falcao may have faltered at Manchester United last season, but he didn't take long to put the ball in the net for Chelsea.

Making his debut in the pre-season friendly win against Paris Saint-Germain in Charlotte last night, the Colombian scored in the penalty shoot-out after the game ended 1-1.

The 29-year-old, who has joined on a season-long loan from Monaco, had only scored four times in 29 games last term for United, but instantly impressed for Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho's side, who were beaten 4-2 by the Red Bulls on Thursday, rode their luck to hold to a 1-1 draw during normal time before defeating the French champions 6-5 on penalties with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois the Blues' hero.




He saved from Jean-Christophe Bahebeck immediately after Juan Cuadrado had missed for Chelsea and then, after the shoot-out had gone to sudden death, Courtois parried Thiago Silva's spot-kick before the Belgium international stepped up to smash home the next penalty himself and seal victory.

Victor Moses, who has spent the last two seasons out on loan, equalised for the Blues in the 65th minutes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had earlier netted in the 25th minute for PSG to put the French side ahead.

Falcao came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Diego Costa.