Zico says that Maradona scored a goal just like hand of god in Serie A.
Brazil’s former star
has talked about one of his memories with
from the time they were both playing inSerie A
. he revealed that Maradona scored his first Hand of god goal againstUdinese
two years before the famous one.
Here is what Brazil legend who once played against Maradona told
Gazzetta dello Sport
about Maradona’s first hand of god:
“It was 1984, I had just arrived in Udine. I didn’t play in Naples and he scored a brace.
“We were 2-1 up but Diego scored the equalizer. The game was almost finished when they hit the crossbar and Diego anticipated our goalkeeper scoring with his hand.
“The ref and his assistant didn’t notice it. I was furious, I run behind the referee and I told him: ‘Congratulations, continue like this, you are doing well.’ I was sent off and suspended for four games.
“I often joked with him about his goal, I used to tell him: ‘You trained the Hand of God with us.’ He said: ‘You are the good part of football, I am the bad one.’
“Maradona is among the best five players I’ve ever seen: Garrincha, Pelé, Diego, Cruijff and Beckenbauer.”