Alfredo Morelos sets European goal record as he closes in on Falcao
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Alfredo Morelos sets European goal record as he closes in on Falcao

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has become the first player in history to score 14 goals in UEFA competition before Christmas – as he closes in on another goalscoring record held by compatriot Radamel Falcao.

Morelos’ 14 goals this season leaves him with the sixth-highest tally in European competition in a single season and sees him sit just four behind Falcao’s record 0f 18 goals as he helped Porto lift the trophy in 2010/11.

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The Colombian sits alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ruud van Nistelrooy on 14 for a single campaign and could add to that when the Light Blues face Braga in the last 32 in the new year.

El Buffalo hit eight goals in qualifying before adding a further six in the group stage to finish the groups as the top goalscorer as Rangers progressed to the knockout rounds.

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Morelos is also closing in on Ally McCoist’s all-time record of 21 European goals for Rangers with this season’s strike taking his overall total to 18.

With at least two more games to come, Morelos could well smash Falcao and McCoist’s record’s this season and continue to prove his doubters wrong and show just how good he is.