Friday, April 20, 2007

Brilliant, Breathtaking and yet.. Beautiful!

Date: June 22, 1986
The occasion was the World Cup match against England, and Diego Maradona's Goal of the Century was the highlight of this day. Nine minutes into the second half, H├ęctor Enrique passed the ball to Maradona some ten metres inside his own half. Maradona then began his 60 metre, 10 second dash towards the English goal, leaving behind five English outfield players (Hoddle, Reid, Sansom, Butcher and Fenwick) as well as goalkeeper Peter Shilton to make the score 2-0 to Argentina. This goal is rated sixth at the list of 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.

Date: April 18, 2007
A repeat of the earlier version was utmost difficult, but Lionel Messi, the Argentine wonderboy did come really close at emulating it. According to a football enthusiast,
'Messi beat five players; he covered covering 48 metres in 12 seconds, taking 10 touches with his left foot and three with his right'.
Well, the team at the recieving end was Getafe, and Messi was not representing Argentina, rather was representing Barcelona at the King's Cup. Labelled by the pundits as the next Maradona, Messi has already recieved the Golden Boot in the U-20 version of the World Cup. So, will he really set the world of football alight with his enigmatic displays, time will only tell. For now, watch this brilliance..

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