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After 27 Years, New Footage Emerges of Diego Maradona’s Incredible Goal Against England in the 1986 World Cup (Video)
We’ve certainly been treated to some absolutely incredible goals from guys like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi over the last decade. In fact, some of them have been so magical that they just make you shake your head in disbelief.
However, when it comes to dazzling soccer golazos, the gold standard for the last 27 and a half years has been the one scored by the great Diego Maradona against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup.
No, not the “Hand of God” goal. The one he scored four minutes after that. The one where he got the ball in the Argentina half of the field, danced right through two midfielders, sprinted past two defenders, evaded the goalie, and tucked the ball into the open net.
They call that one “The Goal of the Century.” It’s arguably the most famous play in the history of the sport, and for years we could only watch it from one angle.
However, it turns out that some fan unearthed some new footage of the goal that nobody has seen in ages. As English writer Tom Williams put it on Twitter, this footage is like the Dead Sea Scrolls of soccer.
Here’s the old angle we’re used to watching:
And here’s the new angle:
Hat Tip – [101 Great Goals]