Diego Maradona was given a hero’s welcome when he took his side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata to Newell’s Old Boys, a club who played a key role in the legend’s career.
Given gifts before the match, one of which was a throne to watch the match from, Maradona watched on as his side recorded an unlikely away victory. Troubled by the prospect of relegation, Gimnasia were big underdogs against the Argentine giants that are Newell’s Old Boys.
🚨 MARADONA MANAGING FROM A THRONE 🚨 pic.twitter.com/gO4PkOKPyc
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 30, 2019
But it was one of their own old boys who took the spoils, as the visitors, led by their iconic manager, won 4-0. Maradona played for Old Boys in the 90s, winding down his incredible career with the club. As such, he is heralded as a legend there and Diego joined in chants with Old Boys prior to even arriving at the stadium.
Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia are currently playing Newell’s Old Boys—here’s how their fans greeted him upon arrival at his hotel. pic.twitter.com/En6JDUluGl
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) October 29, 2019
An amazing story in world football is never too far away from Maradona, it seems.