World Cup 1986 Took on entire team
A picture has gone viral on social media showing Diego Maradona seconds before he netted his second goal in the famous 1986 World Cup quarter-final against England.
The image, one which hadn’t been published before, has been taken from a different angle behind Argentina’s goal.
It captured the moment when Maradona had just dribbled past Peter Shilton and was ready to net Argentina’s winner at the Estadio Azteca.
Hours after Maradona‘s death, Shilton recalled Argentina’s first goal in the match, with the former Napoli forward’s ‘Hand of God’.
“He scored a brilliant second almost immediately, but we were still reeling from what had happened minutes earlier,” Shilton wrote on Daily Mail.
“For the first time in the game, we let him get a run on us and he scored. It was a great goal but we were in no doubt – without the first goal he would not have scored the second.
“What I don’t like is that he never apologised. Never at any stage did he say he had cheated and that he would like to say sorry.
“Instead, he used his ‘Hand of God’ line. That wasn’t right.”