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Maradonesque golazo by Venezuelan youngster
January 27th, 2011 9:01PM
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[VIDEO PICK] Yohandry Orozco, a 19-year-old Venezuelan, quickly drew comparisons with Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi -- two fellow lefties who have scored goals after dribbling half the length of the field -- when he struck a golazo in Venezuela's 1-1 tie with Peru at the U-20 South American championship.

The goal, in which Orozco started in his own half and jukes five foes, differed from Maradona's strike against England at the 1986 World Cup in that Orozco finished it off with a long-range strike:




Maradona's 1986 goal vs. England:




Messi's 2007 goal vs. Getafe



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  1. Kenneth Barron
    commented on: January 27, 2011 at 10 p.m.
    Messi is by far the most impressive
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: January 28, 2011 at 5:21 p.m.
    All three goals are beautiful, no question. They all carry elements of speed, power, and finesse. But please don't neglect the stage. Because that's precisely what sets Maradona's goal apart from the rest. That's what makes it the most impressive-- arousing the most awe, the most admiration, the most respect. If-and-when Messi and Orozco score a goal like that in the World Cup, we can certainly revisit the topic. Until then, though, please don't bother.

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