Diego Maradona match career reports (1976-1997)

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  1. Vegan10

    Vegan10 Member+

    Aug 4, 2011
    Also the one in 1977 vs Huracán leaving a trail of players in his wake.
    https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/d...eports-1976-1997.2109806/page-3#post-38714927
     
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  2. Vegan10

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    Aug 4, 2011
    Platini vs Maradona in 1979

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    An entertaining comparison by the French magazine ‘Mondial’ in August 1979 between Platini-Maradona through the eyes of the Italian defender Cabrini.

    At this juncture Platini was the darling of French football and Maradona the Golden boy of Argentinian. It was after the Argentinian NT had toured Europe but before the coronation of the FIFA Youth World Cup.

    Cabrini who had faced both players compared them in 10 aspects. The dribble, header, shot, deployment on the pitch, vision, the pass, the technique, the physical qualities, the influence on their teams and the experience.

    Dribble
    Maradona beat Platini in this area, since this was his greatest weapon. Platini was more of an organizar. Verdict: Maradona

    Heading
    Their heading was not their strengths and were viewed equal. Verdict: draw

    The shot
    Their shots are viewed differently, with Diego choosing more power to Platini’s delicate placement. In this aspect Platini is unsurpassed while Diego provides wicked speed to his shots. Verdict: draw.

    Deployment
    Both are excellent tactically, knowing how to maneuver in all areas at an distinct level. Verdict: Draw.

    Vision
    Platini has a geometric panorama. He can launch 40-50 yard passes on the money. Maradona has a more triangular view of the field, interchanging and exchanging passes in one-two patterns in tight spaces. Both are different and experts in their own way. Verdict: draw

    The passing game
    Platini predicates his game on long range passing while Diego on short electrical combinations. Verdict: draw

    Technical qualities
    Both are strong and show no real weaknesses. They are both tactically intelligent and physically apt. Their deployments over the pitch are of a high quality and are viewed as “super-class”. Verdict: Draw

    Physical qualities
    Platini is more lanky while Diego is robust. This aspect for Maradona enables him to be sturdy and withstand rough challenges. Both strong in their own ways. Verdict: Draw

    Influence over the game
    Both are indispensable. Although Argentina did win the WC without Diego it was on home soil. France without Platini would be potentially void of his technique. Verdict: Draw

    Experience
    Inevitably Maradona is only 18-years-old while Platini is 24 and with a WC participation under his belt. Diego is surging at the moment and with Platini both represent two of the most talented and best players in the world. Verdict: Platini

    Final verdict
    Cabrini had only seen Maradona twice. Once on TV vs the Netherlands and once in person on the same pitch. He has viewed Platini more but considers them equal overall. He would like to see Diego more often. Verdict: Draw

    So Cabrini had gone with diplomacy and preferred to appease both sides. In any event, the magazine Mondial had these entertaining comparisons with players back in the days and it was according to my knowledge the first comparison between these two players that would go on to have a personal rivalry through the media in the mid-1980s.
     
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  3. Trachta10

    Trachta10 Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
  4. sohel_bashar

    sohel_bashar Member

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    Jun 5, 2020
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  5. Trachta10

    Trachta10 Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    I'm not sure but probably not, maybe if Vegan10 buy it he could translate it :thumbsup:
     
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  6. MJWizards

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    Aug 17, 2019
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  7. Trachta10

    Trachta10 Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    A summary of his first five seasons (only club)

    Season 1976
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    Season 1977
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    Season 1978
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    Season 1979
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    Season 1980
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  8. MJWizards

    MJWizards Member

    Aug 17, 2019
    I think he made 10 assist in the 1978 campaign...
     
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  9. Trachta10

    Trachta10 Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    In the 21/05/1978 game vs Chacarita, Argentinos Juniors won 5-0, Maradona scored 3 goals, the other two was from Jorge O.López, one from penalty and the other from a cross made by Favert, the penalty López scored came from a foul on Maradona, I don't consider that as an assist, but maybe that is the missing assist
     
  10. MJWizards

    MJWizards Member

    Aug 17, 2019
    I just looked at the stats from "Maradona Obras Completas", thats why i said 10...i can double check the game by game Recap of the 1978 season if you want. Have you already done this?
     
  11. Trachta10

    Trachta10 Member

    Apr 25, 2016
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    CA Boca Juniors
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    This is the game in which I could not find the assist, one goal from J O.López come from a penalty and the other from a cross from Favret, if this is right there is no assist from Maradona in this game.
     
  12. Vegan10

    Vegan10 Member+

    Aug 4, 2011
    Excellent find! I will look to get a copy. Thanks.
     
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  13. MJWizards

    MJWizards Member

    Aug 17, 2019
    Its amazing vegan. Its huge, 1800 pages!
     

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