PSG and Bordeaux players respect a minute of silence in tribute to Diego Maradona before their match on Saturday in Paris, France. Photo: VCG
The first weekend of sporting action since the death of Diego Maradona, sports leagues and teams around the world on Saturday paid tribute to Argentine football.
who knew or played with or against Maradona, died 60 years on Wednesday, added a poignant emotion to commemorations who often stood in stages without fans.
In Valencia, the former Argentina and the teammate of Sevilla Diego Simeone, applauded during the minute is the silence before his team from Atletico Madrid did not win in the empty mastal.
in Liverpool, Everton Manager CARlo Ancelotti, who faces Maradona in Serie A, ripped like the Players applied. Even without fans to spoil a silence, the Premier League opted for a minute of applause instead.
Saturday’s tributes started on a rugby field in Newcastle, Australia, where New Zealand Rugby captain Sam Canne threw a jersey all Blacks Jersey Emblazoned with the name of Maradona and the number of The shirt, 10, in the central circle before the kickoff of the International Tri-Nations against Argentina.
“I think he’s legendary to everyone, but in Argentina, he was almost a God,” said Argentina Coach Mario Ledema
in Italy, In Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands, there wasA minute of silence before kick.
In Italy, where players wore black browsards, an image of Maradona appeared on the giant screens during the minute of silence before the kickoff.
When his image appeared again on stage screens in the 10th minute, the series has games stopped while players stood up 60 seconds.
In England, Sergio Aguero was not involved for Manchester City in their 5-0 Bathing Burnley, but Pep Guardiola confirmed that this was due to a small injury problem rather than the narrow link of the Family of Argentina Striker in Maradona.
Aguero was already married and had a child with Maradona Gianinna’s daughter.
. ] Aguero posted aVideo of this tribute on Twitter with emojis of a heart and hands requested.
A flag of Argentina and shirts are arranged in the Diego Maradona stands before the match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Koln Saturday in Dortmund, Germany. Photo: VCG
In 1986 Maradona marked twice to eliminate England in the World Cup. The first objective is known as “the hand of God” and the second was the purpose of the FIFA of the century
during the applause of the minute in Manchester, the city played the second goal of Maradona Against England in Mexico on big screens. Friday, the BBC REBROADCAST All match
In France, the players followed a registration of Maradona singing “The Mano de Dios “Emir Kusturica’s biographical film on the player. The French League also invited the players to form the letter” M “in the central circle during the minute of silence.
Maradona produced a rare moment of harmony Between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille while the two clubs hung banners saying “Adios. “
At the Princes Park, Argentina’s Ambassador to France, Leonardo Constantino, deployed the National Roof Flag of the Stadium.
Barcelona Manager Ronald Koeman had stated that The best tribute was to “show what we can do on the ground”, and after the Argentine attacker of Marseille Dario Benedetto marked his first goal of the season in the victory of Nantes, he celebrated by raising all the 10 fingers .
In Huesca, the Sevilla team took the field of breeding shirts of the Maradona season played with the club, all carrying its number 10 for the commemoration of the minute as a tango, “Mi Buenos Aires Querido, “played.
The other Spanish club of Maradona, Barcelona, does not play before Sunday, but in his press conference Saturday, Koeman, who was facing Maradona once during the season of Argentina in Seville, a declared that he was proud to have “had the luck plays against him.”
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