Napoli youth’s dodgy handball goal is Maradona-esque – and his name’s Diego

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A Napoli youth team player netted a dramatic late equaliser against Roma with a dodgy Maradona-esque handball and that's not where the similarities end.

Trailing to 2-1 with less than 10 minutes remaining, under-16 player Diego Panzolo rose highest to 'nod' home the ball and level the scores, only for the opposing Roma players to go berserk at the referee.

Replays clearly show Panzolo using his arm to slam the ball into the net and comparisons have been made to his namesake Diego Maradona for his 'hand of God' goal against England.

The Argentine is a club legend at Napoli having won two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup during his seven-year stint on the west-coast of Italy.

And it appears his 'winning at all costs' menality stayed long after his departure with Panzolo the latest to successfully pull-off the 'hand of God' goal.

Maradona famously scored against England at the 1986 World Cup with a dubious finish, which was put into the net with an outstretched left-fist.

The obvious foul was not spotted by officials with Argentina going on to claim their second Jules Rimet trophy after defeating the Three Lions.

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For England 'keeper Peter Shilton the 'hand of God' goal lives long in the memory and the bitterness for Maradona is still rife.

"It’s not just me. The whole England team suffered because he cheated," said Shilton, speaking to The Guardian.

"People are moaning about VAR these days but it would have been brilliant for us in that instance.

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"He admitted to it in a roundabout way, saying it was the Hand of God. But he didn’t apologise, or show any remorse.”

Shilton added said: "I won’t shake hands with him or acknowledge him. I always say he’s the greatest player in history but I don’t respect him as a sportsman and I never will."

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