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Category: Diego Maradona

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My favourite game: Manchester United v Barcelona, Cup Winners’ Cup 1984 | Stephen Bradfield

Saved by a tractor tyre, we watched two-goal Bryan Robson inspire a 3-0 victory over Diego Maradona’s BarcelonaIt was one of Old Trafford’s greatest nights – and by repute its loudest – and but for a tractor tyre I would never have been there. There to…

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World Cup questions: Were England robbed by Argentina at Mexico 86? | Barney Ronay

Using the Fifa archive we rewatch a series of memorable games in search of answers we didn’t find at the timeYou can take our freedom. But you can’t take our grainy old football videos. In this short series I will be exploring the contents of Fifa’s ne…

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Asif Kapadia: ‘Jürgen Klopp is honest, passionate and cares. I love him’

The director of the acclaimed Diego Maradona documentary on the Argentina legend and his love of LiverpoolFor most of us it feels like a lifetime ago but just over three weeks have passed since the UK went into social lockdown. Friday 20 March to be pr…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…

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Rangers’ Ianis Hagi next in line for bumpy ride in football’s junior league | Simon Burnton

As the sons of Pelé and Diego Maradona found out, it can be fraught filling a father’s lofty bootsMy father was a lawyer and, in my childhood imagination and so far as I can ascertain also in fact, quite a good one. From time to time, as I blundered to…

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Peter Shilton: ‘Maradona’s the greatest player in history but I don’t respect him’

England’s most capped player has never forgiven Diego Maradona for his failure to apologise for the 1986 Hand of God goalFifty years since his England debut, and 30 years since his final appearance as one of the great World Cup goalkeepers at Italia 90…

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Tottenham’s off-brand rotational fouling has a special kind of purity | Barney Ronay

Spurs’ treatment of Wolves winger Adama Traoré was systematic and ugly – but admirable in its way“That son of a bitch kept his arm out and rammed it into my jaw. It wasn’t a kick this time, it was a punch – bam!”One of the best bits in Diego Maradona’s…

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Tottenham’s off-brand rotational fouling has a special kind of purity | Barney Ronay

Spurs’ treatment of Wolves winger Adama Traoré was systematic and ugly – but admirable in its way“That son of a bitch kept his arm out and rammed it into my jaw. It wasn’t a kick this time, it was a punch – bam!”One of the best bits in Diego Maradona’s…

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Diego Maradona stays as Gimnasia manager following outcry by fans

• Supporters protested after Maradona quit on Wednesday• Took job on condition Gabriel Pellegrino stayed as presidentJust two days after announcing his departure as manager of struggling Argentinian first division side Gimnasia y Esgrima, Diego Maradon…

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Politics derail Diego Maradona at Gimnasia after only three months

• Maradona lasts eight games at struggling Argentinian side• Club elections cost Maradona ally his job as presidentDiego Maradona has left his latest club after three months in charge. The former Argentina forward and World Cup winner, who became the m…

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The real Diego Maradona comes to life in Mexico in captivating series | Ed Vulliamy

When the Argentina legend went to manage a Mexican second division side in drug- and gang-ravaged Culiacán, many feared the worst, but a revealing documentary shows him thrivingDiego Maradona tears a piece of paper, then again, until it is in shreds. O…

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‘Maradona in Mexico’: watch a trailer for the new Netflix series – video

The trailer for the new Netflix series ‘Maradona in Mexico’. The docu-series follows Argentinian footballing great Diego Maradona as he heads to Culiacán, the heart of the Sinaloa Cartel, to help the local Dorados team Continue reading…

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Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

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Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

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Sports quiz of the week: big goals, beer, bans, beaten finalists and a bum

Who arrived in style? Who hung the DJ out to dry? Who is all in?Football quiz: early season sackingsCristiano Ronaldo scored his 93rd goal for Portugal this week. Only one player has scored more international goals than Ronaldo. Which country did he re…

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‘This team will be an example’: Maradona given raucous welcome at Gimnasia – video

Diego Maradona received a welcome and jumped and sang with fans as he led his first open training session as head coach of Argentine side Gimnasia. Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plataare currently battling against possible relegation to the second division.• M…

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Diego Maradona returns to coaching with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata

Argentina legend takes over club battling relegationJob will be Maradona’s sixth as a club managerArgentina’s Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata have confirmed Diego Maradona as their new manager. The club sit 18th in the Argentinian Superliga and are in dang…

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Maradona film reminds that untameables were not always untouchable | Richard Williams

The Argentinian great’s Napoli years show the real pressures of adulation compared to today’s walled-away talentsWhen I sat down in a cinema to watch Emir Kusturica’s documentary about Diego Maradona a decade or so ago, I still thought of myself as a P…

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One that got away for Maradona and Napoli remains wrapped in suspicion | Tim Lewis

Late-season collapse was accompanied by strange events off the field as Napoli sought a second successive title in 1987-88When Napoli beat Juventus 1-0 in November 1985, thanks to a Diego Maradona free-kick, five people fainted in the stadium and two h…