Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

It was on the 22nd June 1986 that Diego Armando Maradona, who tragically passed away aged 60 on Wednesday, first transcended football. The location was the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the event was the 1986 World Cup and the game was a quarter-final against England.After receiving the ball from teammate Hector Enrique inside his own half, Maradona went on a 10-second 60 yard dash, majestically gliding past four of England’s hapless defenders with the ball seemingly stuck to his feet as he scored what would come to be known as the Goal of the Century.As was ever the case with Maradona, this …

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