20-Yard Overhead Kick Greatly Pleases Manager Diego Maradona
Get the best email in soccer.
Last time we checked in with Diego Maradona and Dorados, it was to report on the Argentine legend’s antics during his side’s Ascenso MX Apertura final defeat. After the heartbreak of that 4-3 aggregate defeat, Maradona has since returned to lead Dorados during the Clausura season.
While the club has achieved success in the Copa MX — they’ll play Liga MX side Atlas on Tuesday in the Round of 16 — the regular season has been something of a disaster for the club. After six matches, Dorados has only managed one win.
On Saturday, they took a 2-0 lead against Cafetaleros before ultimately settling for a 2-2 draw after having a player sent off in the 67th minute. However, before the collapse, Diego Maradona’s men scored an absolute banger of an overhead kick from over 18 yards out.
Here’s Alonso Escoboza getting his manager off his feet with the golazo (this is no easy feat since Maradona has severe osteoarthritis and no cartilage left in his knees).
That might’ve been the best goal scored on the planet this past weekend.