In 1985 Diego Maradona scored a memorable goal from 40 meters against Verona. Tomorrow’s match between Napoli and the Gialloblu is a great opportunity for fans of the Partenopei to remember the club’s greatest ever player.
Some pundits have called it Diego Maradona‘s greatest performance in Italy. In 1985, Napoli was taking on Verona in Week 7 of the Serie A season. Gli Azzuri would win the game by 5-0. Bruno Giordano, Salvatore Bagni, Daniel Bertoni, Eraldo Pecci and Maradona were the goalscorers.
Maradona’s goal, the third of the match, is particularly memorable. El Pibe D’Oro controlled the ball brilliantly and took a shot from 40 meters out that left Verona goalkeeper Giuliano Giuliani staring in disbelief.
Gli Azzuri ended the season in 3rd position with Diego Maradona ended up being the Top Goalscorer (Capocannoniere) of Serie A. Next season, Napoli would be crowned champions of Italy.
Maradona’s tremendous performances may help inspire Napoli’s current squad. For the matches against Verona, Inter, and Lazio, Napoli’s players will wear a special jersey in tribute to El Pibe D’Oro.
Napoli currently sits in first place in Serie A, and will continue to occupy the position should they win their Sunday match against Verona.