Having received the ball in his half Maradona went on to make a 60 yard dribble beating four English Defenders and leaving them on the ground before finally bamboozling the Goalkeeper in his eternal pursuit of Glory . This was declared the “Goal of the Century”and Argentna went on to win the tie 2-1.
FIFA World Cup Moments #110: Goal/Iconic – Diego Maradona (Argentina)— Daniel Maguire (@Lord_Morgan87) June 6, 2018
1986 World Cup: Argentina 2-1 England
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“He’s going to pass it to Diego, there’s Maradona with it, two men on him, Maradona steps on the ball, there goes down the right flank the genius of world football, he leaves the wing and he’s going to pass it to Burruchaga… Still Maradona! Genius! Genius! Genius! There, there, there, there, there, there! Goaaaaaaaal! Goaaaaaaal! I want to cry, oh holy God, long live football! What a goal! Diegoal! Maradona! It’s to cry, excuse me! Maradona, in a memorable run, in the best play of all times! Little cosmic kite, which planet did you come from, to leave so many Englishmen behind, so that the country becomes a clenched fist crying for Argentina? Argentina 2, England 0! Diegoal, Diegoal, Diego Armando Maradona! Thank you, God, for football, for Maradona, for these tears, for this Argentina 2, England 0.Maradona later in his Biography claimed that the“Hand of God” was his favorite goal. In the Semifinals Maradona scored another spectacular solo effort to sink the belgian side with 2-0 scoreline. The Finals was set between West Germany and Argentina and once again Maradona was pivotal in the first two Argentina goals but Germany came back from behind to equalize.
Stolen Trophy, Pele’s rant, North Korea’s fairytale run and Eusobio and Geoff Hurst Magic : Everything about The English World Cup of 1966With German defense extremely resilient and hard to break Maradona couldn’t score but managed to set up a beautiful touch to assist the winner . His majestic one-touch pass with seven minutes to play sent Jorge Burruchaga scoring the winner and taking the Argentineans to their second Title. Over the course of the entire tournament He was involved in 10 of the 14 goals scored by the Argentina with 90 dribbles resulting in 53 fouls making him the most fouled player of the Tournament. He was awarded the Golden Ball for the best Player of the 1986 world cup. In 1990 he emulated the feat by taking his team to the finals once again against the same West German side.But this time a 85 minute penalty for the German side proved to be the decider as the West German’s tasted their revenge with their 2 title. Maradona had a dismal campaign in 1994 were he was sent home after two games for failing a drug test . He scored a goal against Greece adding to his World cup tally of 8 goals. Following in his footsteps is another Legend of the game the one an only Lionel Messi who has probably the biggest desire to claim the Golden Trophy for his country. Well if you are to be the heir of the God of Football its only natural you do that by winning the World Cup in the process and that what Messi certainly has in his sights with this being probably his last chance to do just that. No pressure Lad 6 Days to go for the Greatest Footballing Fiesta on the Planet Also Relive Some of the Greatest moments of the ‘God of Football’ from the World Cup of 1986 :