The other day I went down a YouTube rabbithole trying to find a song to pair with a video to make a meme (don’t ask), and ended up watching Diego Maradona highlights for an hour. I know all about la mano de Dios, his absolute filleting of England during the 1986 World Cup, and of course the absurdities of his post-playing career, but I guess I’ve never really watched an extended highlight reel of his. Holy shit, he was amazingly good!

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(Good job Kevin, way to stand out on that limb and conclude that the widely-agreed upon second-best soccer player ever was good at soccer.)

Anyway, if you’ve never really watched Maradona before, you should absolutely get lost in the above video featuring 30-minutes of devastating runs and a silky-smooth left foot. And even if you have, you should watch it anyway.


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