Classic Clip: Maradona congratulates Chilavert for stopping free-kick with superb save (Video)

maradona congratulates chilavert, 1997

We are loving this classic football clip at the minute. Having watched Diego Maradona’s astonishing highlights reel our attention was drawn to this superb save from Jose Luis Chilavert.

According to the description, the year was 1997. The Paraguayan stopper famed for his goalscoring exploits was playing for Velez Sarsfield. Maradona, then a portly veteran, was playing for Boca Juniors.

The all-time great took a free-kick destined for the top corner only for Chilavert to tip it on to the post. The save was so good that Maradona felt compelled to congratulate his opponent.

Watch the classic clip below.