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Marta has her Diego Maradona moment

Updated: July 3, 2011, 3:34 PM ET
By Beau Dure | Special to ESPN.com

WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Call this Marta's Diego Maradona game. Like the Argentine legend in 1986 against England, the Brazilian player scored a controversial goal Sunday against Norway, using her hands not to score a goal but to shove a defender to win the ball.

And like Maradona, Marta came back and scored a brilliant goal to show that she still has the best feet in women's soccer.

In the process, she won over a sold-out crowd that had whistled at her through ...

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