Mexico '86 was the perfect stage where the Argentine legend single-handedly carried his team to World Cup Glory ahead of more fancied sides, attaining global fame and status as the Greatest player the game has ever seen.
Against Italy, Maradona had to put up with several kicks that most likely would have left any other player writhing in agony and out of the game. Enzo Bearzot's team focused on not giving the Napoli star breathing space.
The Argentina captain spun like a tornado and flew around the back of the fearsome Gaetano Scirea. Goalkeeper Giovanni Galli was then beaten with a touch of the highest quality.
His goal, the first of five at the World Cup, was a display of free-flowing genius, the ingredient he needed to become the best in the world.