He played there in the early years of his career and finished it there.
The Argentinian club of Boca Juniors paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday in a match played in their premises at La Bombonera.
Dalma, the eldest daughter of the former footballer was there and was particularly moved.
Maradona, who died last week at the age of 60 from a cardiac arrest, played in 1981-1982 and then between 1995 and 1997 under the colors of Boca, a club in a popular district of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
He also played a handful of matches in 1993-1994 for opponent of the day, Newell's Old Boys, a Rosario side.
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Boca won 2-0 on Sunday against Newell's Old Boys, with two goals from Colombian Edwin Cardona (12th, 20th).
The player celebrated the first goal by taking with his teammates a jersey of the Argentina team flocked with the number 10, and by going to applaud under the box which belongs to the Maradona family.
Boca Juniors players celebrated their first goal in front of Maradona's daughter, who was sitting in his suite at the Bombonera 💙💛
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- ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) November 30, 2020
Dalma Maradona, the eldest daughter of the 1986 world champion, was there.
She could not hold back her tears in this box where she often accompanied her father to see matches of their favorite club.
Jerseys in the name of Maradona.
AFP / Marcelo Endelli
Without an audience due to the coronavirus pandemic, the stands at the Bombonera were dotted with flags and banners dedicated to the idol, including a huge canvas that Maradona himself had given to Boca fans almost 30 years ago. , with a huge heart in the center.
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At half-time, the stadium lights went out to leave only his box lit, surmounted by a huge yellow banner bearing the image of the Pibe de Oro (the Golden Kid), with the inscription #DiegoEterno ( Diego Eternal), his year of birth 1960 and the infinity sign (a horizontal 8).
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sunday.
At half-time of a Boca juniors match, a tribute is paid to Maradona, born in 1960 and whose date of death is symbolically that of infinity.
Reuters / Pool / Alejandro Pagni
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Before the meeting, like what had been done for the other matches, all the players and the referee entered the pitch with a jersey from the Albiceleste, the Argentine selection, flocked to the 10, and the silhouette of Diego on the chest.
The song "La mano de Dios", by Rodrigo, and the hand goal scored by Maradona against England in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup (2-1), were broadcast.
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