Barcelona celebrate 30-year anniversary of Maradona wondergoal

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of a very special goal indeed - Diego Maradona' brilliant strike for Barcelona against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

The Argentinian genius is of course know for his two iconic goals against England at the World Cup in 1986, but his strike against Barca's great rivals is rightly remembered as one of the best of his career.

The Catalan club launched a quick break during their cup tie against Los Blancos in 1983, with Maradona clear through and hurtling towards the home side's goal.

Taking it around goalkeeper Agustín, the stocky forward lured in defender Juan José only to dummy his shot to send his opponent crashing into the post before cooly slotting home.

The real magic moment came when the Real Madrid fans rose to their feet to applaud the genius of 'El Diego' - a moment Barcelona have celebrated on their website.

There must be something about this time of year - it was only yesterday that marked the 25th anniversary of Marco van Basten's wonder goal against USSR in the Euro 88 final.

Take a little walk down memory lane and check out both goals below!

Maradona v Real Madrid, 1983

Marco van Basten v USSR, 1988

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