If you want a better definition of the word Golazo, then just watch what Diego MARADONA did in Mexico 86 against England or what Lionel MESSI emulated 21 years later at the Camp Nou for FC Barcelona against Getafe for the Copa del Rey.
Now I find it very logical yet amazing that all the media in the World are now comparing both goals and all they seem to talk about is how the two gems are ridiculously similar.
It's been said here in this blog (in one post which was not signed) that the conditions of the pitch at the Azteca back in that Mexico 86 World Cup were not ideal, and were very far from that.
That's not the only difference I've found. There are plenty, like the importance of the game and the calibre of the opposition.
But what about the similarities?
What about these facts?
- Both started on the right hand side of the field, just before the midfield line.
- Both dribbled past 5 rivals (including the goalkeeper).
- Both needed just 11 seconds from start to finish.
I find it really hard to believe. 21 years later and an almost exact replica of the most sensational goal ever scored in the history of the World Cup performed by none other than the boy who Diego himself have chosen as his successor.
The more I watch both goals, the more I'm in awe and the more I feel extremely happy to know they are both Argentine.
The notable difference I've seen from one goal to the other?
- DIEGO touched the ball 11 times since he started that run. MESSI touched it 14 times.
- DIEGO finished with the left foot. MESSI with the right.
But that's about it. That's all!
Should we wait for the Hand of the MESSIah, now?
I'll be happy if he scores from the spot as long as he is wearing the Albiceleste!