Stagehand of God? Maradona wonder-goal inspires play
Published on Apr 17, 2014 6:05 AM
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Diego Maradona's iconic wonder-goal against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup has inspired a new Buenos Aires play.
The play - Cosmic Kite, Match of the Century - takes its name from the Argentine radio commentary which accompanied the goal by broadcaster Victor Hugo Morales.
Maradona's famous solo effort, which saw him weave past six English defenders in a mesmerising dribble from the halfway line before scoring, is often ranked as the greatest World Cup goal of all time.
The goal ultimately secured a 2-1 victory for Argentina in a match also made famous for Maradona's opening "Hand of God" goal.
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