From heaven -never better said- San Lorenzo fell a unique opportunity and in Boedo they are not willing to let it escape. The president of Napoli was the one who proposed to Pope Francis, a fan of the Cyclone, to hold a friendly match between the recent champion of the Italian Serie A and "the picture of his heart" and the Barça leadership moved quickly to initiate contacts.
Last weekend there was an audience in which the Holy Father of Argentine nationality received the president of the Italian club, Aurelio de Laurentiis, after obtaining his third Scudetto. In the meeting, also participated the player Giovanni Simeone, the only Argentine in the squad of the entity of the city of Naples.
Francis received several gifts: a ball signed by all the champions of the Italian league this season, a Napoli shirt with the 10 and the name "Francisco" on the back and a miniature gold foot made to scale the foot of Diego Armando Maradona "to kick injustice" in a symbolic way.
In the middle of the pleasant talk, the Neapolitan manager told the Pope: "I really hope that one day I can organize a match between Napoli and San Lorenzo, the picture of your heart." Francis smiled, but did not add words.
Of course, the news, which reverberated around the world, quickly landed in the Cyclone. And its leaders moved to start with the negotiations. According to Clarín, from Boedo there was already in the last hours a first call to the Vatican and a virtual meeting is planned with the president of Napoli himself to advance in the details.
When and where could it be played? A tentative date would be between late July and early August, as there is a two-week window. And the premise is to play it in the Diego Armando Maradona stadium (ex San Paolo), in Italy, if possible with the presence of his holiness.
The truth is that in the blue and red institution they will try to close an agreement soon to take advantage of an important possibility of making a luxury international friendly. A divine chance that he does not want to miss.