Falcao within one of Colombia goal record after penalty vs. Kuwait

Radamel Falcao went within one goal of Colombia's scoring record by netting a penalty on Monday to complete a 3-1 victory over Kuwait in a friendly.

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Despite Falcao's struggles for Manchester United this season, the striker has netted three in two games for his country during the international break.

The Colombia captain scored from the penalty spot in the 74th minute, taking his international tally to 24 — one short of retired striker Arnoldo Iguaran's national record.

Abel Aguilar volleyed in Colombia's opener from the edge of the penalty area in the 22nd, but Musaed Alenezi leveled on the stroke of halftime for Kuwait.

Edwin Cardona restored Colombia's lead in the 68th with a long-range striker before Falcao made sure of the victory. Falcao also scored twice in a 6-0 rout of Bahrain in a friendly last week, but he hasn't found the net for United in two months.

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