Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao scored Colombia’s opener during their 3-0 victory over El Salvador.
The striker – commonly known as ‘The Tiger’ – connected beautifully with Santiago Arias’s first-half cross to guide a header beyond the El Savlador shot-stopper and into the top corner.
His finish against El Salvador was his first for his country since suffering his long-term knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup in Brazil.
Clearly an important moment in Falcao’s career, the 28-year-old celebrated passionately by running to corner before being congratulated by his teammates.
The goal was typical of the clinical striker and one which Premier League supporters may have to get used to as the Colombian looks to repay the faith shown in him by his current employers.
The Red Devils paid French club Monaco £6 million for a season-long loan deal and could make the deal permanent if they decide to stump up an extra £43.5 million next summer.
The former Atletico Madrid favourite’s arrival ended a big summer splash from Van Gaal’s men as they bid to reach at least the top four and return to the Champions League.
In four appearances to date for United, Falcao has netted just the once as he hit the winner during the recent 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford.