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Video: Kung Fu fight - Diego Maradona vs the Butcher of Bilbao

Ed Ran
ANALYST
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9.07K   //    22 Dec 2013, 17:21 IST

Back in 1984, Diego Maradona was a Barcelona player, and his side came up against Athletic Bilbao in the Cop del Rey final at the Santiago Bernabeu. It was a game marred with violence as Maradona was hacked down a number of times by the Basque side.

Earlier that season, Bilbao’s Andoni Goikoetxea (known as the ‘Butcher of Bilbao’) had tackled Maradona in a game that severely injured the Argentina striker. The horrendous tackle kept him out of action for months!

Diego Maradona returned the favour when he kicked Andoni in the head after the final whistle of the Copa del Rey final. Pandemonium broke out on the pitch as players and staff from both sides got involved in an all-out brawl. Maradona himself was at the centre of it all, kicking staff and players alike with such rage and ferocity that he made Eric Cantona look like an angel.

Watch the video of the incident below.

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