The Ligue 1 side went down in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier, but the Colombian marksman was on target in his first game back
Radamel Falcao scored on his first competitive appearance since returning to Monaco but was unable to prevent a 2-1 defeat at Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round tie.
Following unsuccessful loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, Falcao has returned to the Ligue 1 side with two years still remaining on his contract.
The 30-year-old started in attack as Monaco took on Fenerbahce at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, capitalising on a defensive error to mark his return with a close-range goal.
Falcao’s first-half strike had cancelled out Emmanuel Emenike’s opener, but the former West Ham attacker ensured the Turkish team hold the upper hand ahead of the return match with a phenomenal second on 63 minutes.
Ex-Paris Saint-Germain full-back Gregory van der Wiel picked out Emenike in space in the box and the striker sent a brilliant volley into the bottom corner.
Nevertheless, Falcao’s away goal could yet play a crucial role when the tie comes to its conclusion at the Stade Louis II next week.