Revisiting Diego Maradona’s ‘Goal of the Century’ for Argentina against England at the 1986 World Cup

It stays one of the most iconic moments in the historical past of soccer, with one of the best No.10s of all time tearing the Three Lions aside

Eleven seconds was all that Diego Maradona wanted to make soccer historical past.

A mazy run adopted by a medical end gave delivery to a second of sporting genius. Peter Shilton was left crawling on the floor, similar to 5 different teammates, as Maradona slotted the ball into the web on June 22, 1986 at Estadio Azteca in the World Cup quarter-final.

Years later, that objective remains to be thought-about one of the best ever scored in a World Cup, or anyplace else.

Watch: Maradona’s ‘Goal of the Century’

How did Maradona rating the ‘Goal of the Century’?

Just 4 minutes after the notorious ‘Hand of God’, the place Maradona scored along with his fist, an act of footballing sorcery occurred.

England have been 1-0 down after the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal and have been making an attempt to get again into the match. In the fifty fifth minute, Peter Beardsley misplaced possession to Jose Luis Cuciuffo. Hector Henrique acquired the cross after which moved it on to Maradona, who was inside his personal half.

As quickly as he had the ball at his toes, he pirouetted to flee the problem of Gary Stevens. Peter Reid swiftly tried to shut him down however the Argentine left him in his wake with a deft half flip and transferred the ball from his proper to his favorite left.

Reid was bamboozled by the artistry and after operating beside Maradona for just a few yards, he gave up the chase as if he may already see the writing on the wall.