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Fabio Capello praises Radamel Falcao

September 13, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Russia coach Fabio Capello had high marks of praise Thursday for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.

"Throughout my entire career, there has been only one player who impressed me as much as Messi when I first saw him against my Juventus at the Joan Gamper trophy, and that is Radamel Falcao," Capello told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He is a fantastic striker, without a doubt the best around at the moment."

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