Watch Napoli sensation Khvicha Kvaratskhelia score Maradona-esque goal after embarrassing entire Atalanta defence | The Sun
NAPOLI sensation Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored a stunning Maradona-esque solo goal to leave the Atalanta defence red-faced.
The Serie A league leaders look unstoppable in their romp to the Italian title and continue to take apart opponents at will.
The club has two of Europe's most impressive players in Victor Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia to deploy on opponents – and both are now being linked with moves away.
And yesterday it was the Georgian winger who stole the show with his dazzling footwork and finishing.
After an hour of frustration for Napoli, the 22-year-old burst into life as he received the ball in his half from Osimhen.
Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi tries to hold Kvaratskhelia up but is twisted like a pretzel as the attacker tried to find an angle.
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Other defenders behind Toloi try to come to his aid but also find themselves totally bamboozled by the Napoli man's movements.
After embarrassing the defence, Kvaratskhelia sends the ball into the top corner and sparks wild celebrations on the touchline.
The moment was reminiscent of some of Napoli legend Maradona's mazy runs, not least the 'goal of the century' against England in 1986.
Defender Amir Rrahmani headed home from a corner to seal the win.
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The club now sit an incredible 18 points clear at the top of Serie A after Inter's shock defeat at Spezia on Friday night.
Kvaratskhelia has been a revelation after arriving as a virtually unknown player from Dinamo Batumi last summer for just £8m.
And fans were going crazy at his wonder goal on Twitter.
One said: "WHAT A GOAL!!! Victor Osimhen & Khvicha Kvaratskhelia are the hottest combo in world football right now. Unreal talents!"
Another said: "I watched that Kvaratskhelia goal today. This guy is everything Man City wished [Jack] Grealish was. What a proper baller!"
One fan even nicknamed the star "Kvaradona".
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