Maradona’s death was confirmed on Wednesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina after recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain.
The greatest footballer of a generation will be widely honoured across the game, with tonight’s European action being the first games played since the news was confirmed, with Marca reporting the intentions of Los Blancos.
Official Announcement: Diego Armando Maradona passes away.#RealMadrid
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 25, 2020
Maradona netted an incredible 47 goals in 75 appearances for Barcelona, whom he joined in 1982, before moving to Napoli in 1984 and winning two Serie A titles in Naples.
Maradona was on the bench for Gimnasia La Plata’s 3-0 win over Patronato on October 30, before celebrating his 60th birthday that weekend.
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