Could Maradona do it on a cold, rainy night in Manchester? When Barcelona faced Manchester United in 1984.

Could Diego Maradona cut it in a cold, wet, night in Manchester?  In 1984 Diego Maradona was in his final season at Barcelona where he played only 23 games, scoring 15.  In March his Barcelona side drew Ron Atkinson’s Manchester United in the Cup Winners Cup quarter-finals.

Manchester United lost the first leg at the Nou Camp through Graeme Hogg’s own goal and Juan Carlos Pérez Rojo banging in a last-minute strike.

2-0 down, Big Ron’s boys were given little chance of overturning that deficit against the Spanish giants led by Maradona.

But it didn’t happen for Diego and United led by Bryan Robson did his Captain Marvel name justice by scoring twice with two assists from Ray Wilkins!!  My word.

Manchester United overturned the 2-0 deficit when Frank Stapleton got the winner to make it 3-0 and knock Maradona and Barcelona out.

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