It’s Now Been Over 11 Years Since Messi's Carbon Copy Of Maradona’s “Goal Of The Century”
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Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are national treasures for Argentina. These two remarkable players have made history, not only for their country, but also for football in general.
Their legacies will always be remembered.
Interestingly, Maradona and Messi have combined to score two of the most memorable goals in soccer history. Not only that, but their goals were strikingly similar.
Nearly eleven years to the day, Lionel Messi matched a deed so great that that the whole planet stood in awe.
Today, we remember the brilliant runs that culminated in two of the most unforgettable goals in the history of the beautiful game.
Maradona vs England, 1986 FIFA World Cup
In a year that saw Argentina lift the World Cup trophy for the second time, Diego Armando Maradona, their furthermost star, was shining the brightest.
The quarterfinal clash opposed England and Argentina at the Estadio Azteca. In the same match, Maradona also scored his infamous "Hand of God" goal. But let's remember the "Goal of the Century" now.
Lionel Messi vs Getafe, 2007
19-year-old Lionel Messi was only starting to give signs of his amazing potential back in 2007. His performance in a game against Getafe would show the world this young man meant business.
Just look at the beauty of this goal. Messi made it past anyone who stood in his way.
Se cumplen 11 años de esta obra de arte que hizo Messi ante el Getafe al estilo Diego Armando Maradona. ¿Lo más llamativo? Qué aún sigue haciendo estas locuras en la cancha. pic.twitter.com/P9hGqVOuea— Damian Rancez (@DamianRancez1) 18 de abril de 2018
Twenty one years earlier, only Maradona had pulled off something comparable.
Now look at a comparison between the two goals. Aren't they uncannily similar?
11 años atrás. Un tal Lionel Messi se disfrazaba de Maradona y convertía uno de los mejores goles de su carrera. INOLVIDABLE!!! pic.twitter.com/z5dxIzMoHB— 365Scores (@365ScoresApp) 18 de abril de 2018