Lionel Messi Attempts His Own Version Of The “Hand Of God” Goal (Video)

Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of Diego Maradona’s world famous “Hand of God” goal, which he scored during a quarter-final match against England at the 1986 World Cup.  Maradona scored two goals that game, one being the controversial handball goal and the other coming after he successfully dribbled the ball around and through six England players before sliding the ball home for one of the greatest goals ever scored in the history of the game (it was voted the “Goal of the Century” in 2002 by voters).

Lionel Messi has drawn many comparisons to Maradona over the course of his career, and on 18 April 2007, he replicated Maradona’s “Goal of the Century” by dancing around six Getafe players in a similar fashion before sliding the ball into the net.

On Monday, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal, Messi figured he would try to replicate that one as well during an international friendly against Albania.  Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t hide his hands as well as Maradona, but we can’t blame him for at least attempting to pay tribute to his former international coach.

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