Remembering Radamel Falcao’s world class performance against Chelsea in the Super Cup

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The 2012 UEFA Super Cup was the 37th UEFA Super Cup match in the history of the competition. It was played at the Stade Louis II in Monaco on 31 August 2012, between the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea and the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League winners Atlético Madrid.

This was the last Super Cup to be played at the Stade Louis II, which had hosted the match since 1998, as future editions began to be hosted at different venues, starting with the 2013 edition, which was played at Eden Arena in Prague.

Atletico Madrid won 4–1 to claim their second UEFA Super Cup. Radamel Falcao scored a first-half hat-trick and Miranda added a fourth for Atletico on the hour mark, before Gary Cahill scored a consolation goal for Chelsea in the 75th minute.

Chelsea were the reigning European champions when they took on Atletico Madrid in Monaco, but they were beaten that night by a man who at the time seemed unstoppable.

Atletico hadn’t just won the 2011-12 Europa League, they’d crushed it, winning every single knockout leg en route to beating Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao in the final.

Falcao scored nine goals in those games, to add to the three he scored in the group stage and the 18 he netted for Porto in the previous season’s competition.

He was hardly going to take it easy for the Chelsea game, as we saw when he opened the scoring just five minutes into the game, Falcao then completed his first half hat-trick.

The Atleti striker would keep up his unstoppable form over the course of the 2012-13 season; the hat-trick in the Super Cup helped him to 13 goals in his first nine games, and he would end the campaign with 32 in all competitions despite barely featuring in Europe – a move presumably made purely to give someone else a chance.

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