Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:20 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2011 12:38 pm

Maradona's sidekick, Claudio Caniggia

How Maradona set the world on fire but Claudio Caniggia was a big part of the engine of the Albiceleste that was such a power.


Caniggia played for the Rangers. Good article on his play. I'm not positive, I use to have recordings of it but I think he and Maradona teamed up for an important goal to win the 1986 World Cup versus West Germany. Perhaps Claudio was not in a World Cup until the 1990 edition.


You learn something every day!!!

We all knew Cameroon in one of the most famous World Cup upsets defeated reigning champions Argentina in the 1990 Italia tournament.

But I didn't see it, I didn't know a Cameroon player was sent off for a vicious tackle on Caniggia of all things.

Then Caniggia set off on a solo run that carried him from deep into his own half towards the Cameroon penalty area. He survived two attempts to bring him down, but not the third: Massing's tackle was so late that the ball was practically in a different time zone. He was sent off, but it was a strange dismissal: referee Michel Vautrot showed the red card, followed by a second yellow to a player who had already been cautioned. It meant that, despite an offence that regularly appears among lists of the worst fouls committed, he was technically dismissed for collecting two bookings.

Eh? Sounds a bit like some revenge for the Hand of god play in the 1986 World Cup.
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