'It was a great disappointment' - Falcao frustrated with Monaco's lack of intelligence

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The Ligue 1 side should have killed the match long before City's dramatic late comeback, says the striker

Radamel Falcao felt Monaco lacked intelligence during their thrilling 5-3 Champions League defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

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The striker had an eventful night on Tuesday, scoring twice – including a brilliant chip – but also seeing his second-half penalty saved by Willy Caballero.

Despite his miss from 12 yards, Monaco were 3-2 ahead before City scored three times in the final 19 minutes to claim the advantage.

And Falcao felt Monaco did not handle the closing stages of the last-16 tie well.

"It was a great disappointment, but we did not know how to kill the game," he told reporters after the match.

Radamel Falcao, Monaco

"Maybe we lacked a bit of intelligence. Coming up against players like that, they are unforgiving."

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But Falcao is not giving up on a place in the quarter-finals ahead of next month's second leg.

He said: "It is still open for the return leg – nothing is finished. We believe we can do better at home and win."

Falcao, 31, now has 24 goals from 29 matches across all competitions this season.

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