In Pictures - Maradona plays against Scotland

The 62.000 spectators who attended the friendly between Scotland and Argentian at Hampden Park on June 2nd, 1979 were witnessing history. Unfortunately for them it wasn't a maiden win over Argentina, as the visitors won the match 3-1. What they did witness was a young Diego Maradona scoring his first ever international goal. The fans didn't seem to mind too much, reportedly chanting 'Argentina, Argentina' in recognition of the masterclass put on by the reigning World Champions, and in particular by the 18-year old prodigy in their ranks.

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Diego Maradona on the ball against Scotland at Hampden Park

Luckily for Scotish fans (or perhaps sadly) they would never have to face Maradona again. The match in Glasgow would prove to be the only time the Argentinian star ever played against Scotland.

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Maradona tries to control a dificult pass

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John Wark tries and fails to stop the young prodigy (3 pictures)

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Maradona celebrates his first ever goal for Argentina

Related link: Biography & Career History Diego Maradona