Argentina Beats West Germany to Win the 1986 FIFA World Cup Final
After his disappointing showing in Spain four years earlier, Maradona had the trophy and also the legacy he craved.
As Burruchaga would later explain: "He was determined to improve on the 1982 World Cup and the image he had left - he told us as much himself and his motivation rubbed off on all of us. Going into the tournament everyone thought Platini was the main man but Diego was simply magnificent, and proved he was the best in the world."
The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the final and deciding game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. The match was held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on 29 June 1986 and had an attendance of 114,600. It was contested by Argentina and West Germany. Argentina won the match 3–2 in normal time.