Unless you’re the most uneducated football fan in the world, or above a certain age, you’ll have been brought up watching highlight reels of Diego Maradona’s fantastic solo goal against England in 1986.
The clip of his mazy run from the centre-circle to the back of England’s net is as about as iconic as they come, and it’s rightfully gone down as being arguably the greatest goal ever to be scored.
Well, fans can now be treated to a close replica courtesy of the most unlikely of sources; the Palestinian league. In this instance the game in question isn’t being played in front of a roaring crowd housed in one of world football’s most famous stadiums, and the stakes aren’t nearly so high as they were when Maradona produced the unthinkable in Brazil.
Omar Ordonia replica
But take nothing away from Omar Ordonia of Markz Balata, whose stunning solo goal gifted his team a dramatic 4-3 victory over Shabab Dora. Ordonia picks up the ball in a wide position a little into his opponents’ half, before driving forward and leaving defenders for dead left right and centre.
And, to put the proverbial icing on the cake, he rounds the goalkeeper before coolly slotting home into an open net in true Maradona style.
As we said, it’s not going to appear on any greatest goals show in fifty years time, but it is incredible easy on the eye, and it’s unlikely that Ordonia is going to be scoring anything better than that before the time comes to hang up his boots.