When a defender is chasing you down and doesn’t have time to change direction, the Maradona is a great 1v1 move for spinning out of pressure fast. It involves putting your foot on top of the ball, pulling back while spinning your body 180 degrees, then passing to your other foot while spinning 180 more degrees. The key is creating a wide spin on the ball (versus a tight pirouette) so the defender lunges and doesn’t have time to move the other way. While it takes a lot of balance and athleticism to pull off, the Maradona is a move that rarely allows the defender to get the ball.
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