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Falcón takes flight at Atlético

Published: Tuesday 13 December 2005, 11.05CET
Club Atlético de Madrid goalkeeper Ismael Falcón has made it a month to remember by signing a new contract that will take him up to June 2008.

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Published: Tuesday 13 December 2005, 11.05CET

Falcón takes flight at Atlético

Club Atlético de Madrid goalkeeper Ismael Falcón has made it a month to remember by signing a new contract that will take him up to June 2008.

Club Atlético de Madrid goalkeeper Ismael Falcón has made it a month to remember by signing a two-year contract extension that will take him up to June 2008.

League debut
The 20-year-old made his Primera División debut when appearing as a 39th-minute substitute for Leo Franco in the 1-1 draw against Athletic Club Bilbao on 3 December. He kept his place last Sunday for his first top-flight start as Atlético achieved the same scoreline at home against Deportivo Alavés.

Tough season
"Things are working out for me and when I arrived at the club no one thought I would get this far," said Falcón, signed last season from Cádiz CF. "I had a tough season before I joined Atlético but I never gave up." Leo Franco has a thigh injury but should be back before the winter break begins on 21 December.

Last updated: 13/12/05 12.07CET

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