Hakka dance, several minutes of mourning and a very special goal for Messi: athletes, clubs and national teams around the world praised the late Diego Maradona this weekend. Shortly after Maradona’s death on November 25, many expressed their sadness and contemplated that he might be the best soccer player in history. However, a few special prizes are planned for the weekend.
Lionel Messi created a very special moment for Diego Maradona. In Barcelona’s 4–0 victory over Osasuna, Messi scored the fourth goal, took off his shirt and showed his Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys shirt with the number 10 under him. Maradona played for the club from 1993 until 1994.
But Messi’s beating himself was reminiscent of Maradona’s time in Rosario. Shortly after the match, videos on Twitter showed that Maradona once scored a similar goal to the Boys: with the ball on his feet, dribbling towards the penalty area, shooting and shooting the ball hitting a right angle – that’s how he now met Messi against Osasuna.
Messi then posted a picture of his Jubilee in a Newell shirt on Instagram next to a picture of Maradona – also with his hands raised – in a 1993 dress for Rosario, and Messi wrote “Hasta Cimper, Diego.”
Naples pays homage to Maradona
Maradona was not only loved in Argentina, he was also loved in it Naples. Maradona celebrated his greatest successes in the SSC. The club celebrated Maradona’s memory in Sunday’s Serie A match against Roma with its special “Argentine” shirts. The shirts were traditional blue and white stripes.
Before kick-off, Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne laid a wreath in front of a large picture of Maradona at the main gate of the San Paolo local stadium. The stadium will soon be named after Maradona. The captain’s armband reads “Adios 10” in memory of Maradona’s shirt number. The match was stopped in the 10th minute, and the players and officials from both teams clapped for a long time. Before kick-off, the two teams believed Maradona was a moment of silence.
Napoli won 4-0 and Italian newspapers praised the Special Security Committee. »In the name of Maradona: Naples dances the tango with the” Argentine “shirt and brings great joy to Vesuvius after days of mourning for Maradona. Maradona is everywhere on the stadium, ”Gazzetta dello Sport wrote. Corriere dello Sport writes: Diego enlightens Naples as the energetic Romans collapses. The evening is entirely dedicated to Maradona, who was a source of inspiration for Napolitans. “
Hakka to Maradona
Before and after his time in Naples, Diego Maradona had him Boca Juniors I played in Buenos Aires. They also remembered their ideals in the 2–0 win over Newell’s Old Boys. Boca players wore the Maradona name on the back of their shirts. After the opening goal, Boca players put the Argentina shirt and Maradona’s number 10 shirt on the lawn and clapped in the direction of Maradona’s penalty area. Delma Maradona, the eldest daughter of Maradona, sat there and wept.
But Maradona was not mentioned only in football, but in rugby as well. Players New Zealand Before the match against Argentina on Saturday evening, they wore a black shirt on the lawn bearing the name Maradonas, and then performed the famous Hakka dance, the Maori war dance that is part of the rugby team’s tradition.
“It was just a gesture, a token of respect for an Argentine legend, for a world legend in his field,” said Captain Sam Kan. The Argentina team also believed that Maradona, the football icon, was often a spectator at rugby matches.