Best World Cup Goals

Best World Cup Goals

1) Diego Maradona vs England in 1986

Diego Maradona’s goal vs England will forever be remembered in the history of football. At the famous Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, with approximately 115,000 spectators, Diego Maradona confirmed his place in the history of the sport as one of the greatest and most controversial players of all time.

No words can do Maradona’s second goal in the World Cup quarter-final justice. Picking the ball up in the Argentine half, he danced and twirled away from two opponents.

Driving forward, he marched past Peter Reid, skipped inside Terry Butcher, left Terry Fenwick for dead, before sitting Peter Shilton down and evading Butcher’s despairing slide tackle, can a gaol get any much better?

2) Benjamin Pavard vs Argentina

Benjamin’s performance at the World cup was amongst the best goals of all time and a crucial one as well. His blast arrived in the round of sixteen versus Lionel Messi’s Argentina. France took the lead in the first half thanks to a penalty won by Mbappé and converted by Griezmann. But as Ángel Di María scored a huge long-distance goal before halftime, Argentina was pumped up with confidence and was Argentina was hoping to let the result establish itself and put pressure on France, mainly with counter-attacks and fast transitions.

However, Pavard resolved France’s problems with a stunning comeback to tie the match. The right-back put his country leveled with Argentina and turn the confidence into their favor, which translated into Mbappé’s brace in less than five minutes. France won the match 4-3 and kicked Argentina out of the World Cup. Hence making it France’s most important goal of the tournament.

3) Philippe Coutinho vs Switzerland

Brazil had very high chances to win the title and claim its sixth World cup trophy, despite having a rough start of the tournament, but it was Coutinho’s brilliant score helped the squad to be at the winning side.

Brazil had their attaching mode on with Marcelo and Neymar leading the offensive actions for the Tie-led squad. Marcelo was attacking and tried to get a left-foot cross into the box, but the defense was able to reject it.

It was Coutinho who later on grabbed the opportunity and displayed a performance which people who couldn’t forget till date. The best Brazilian in the tournament kicked the ball with perfection and put it away from goalkeeper Yann Sommer and into the net after hitting the post to give Brazil an early 1-0 lead.

4) Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo took his place in the top goals scored in the FIFA World Cup 2018, courtesy to a perfect free-kick against Spain in Portugal’s debut in the World Cup.

The ace footballer gave his team a lead in the first half after creating a penalty, which he converted and added a second goal in the first half after destroying David De Gea’s patience with a powerful left-foot shot.

Though Spain had a 3-2 second half-lead, Ronaldo received a long pass near Spain’s box in the 86th minute of the match. Cristiano pulled off a magnificent free-kick over the two taller players in the Spanish side, Piqué, and Sergio Busquets, and the ball drew a perfect curve to left De Gea standing as Ronaldo tied the game at three apiece.

5) Michael Owen vs Argentina

The Liverpool striker’s rise from teen prodigy to global superstar was nothing short of meteoric; just 12 months after making his first-team debut for the Reds, he was the Premier League’s top scorer and heading for a place in England’s 1998 World Cup squad.

The goal remains one of the finest goals scored at a World Cup in the competition’s history. Alan Shearer’s 10th-minute penalty had canceled out Gabriel Batistuta’s opener of just four minutes prior, and shortly after the quarter-hour mark, Owen had England in the lead after a superb solo effort that took him past two Argentine defenders before finishing with the self-assured past goalkeeper Carlos Roa.