A period tribute at the height of its legend: Naples, paid to Maradona

The Naples faced this Sunday the league match against him Rome with a special shirt with white and light blue stripes to honor the Argentina by Diego Armando Maradona, eternal symbol of the Neapolitan club who died last Wednesday at the age of sixty.

The two teams met in the center of the field and respected a moment of silence before the start of the duel, also placing it on the lawn of the San Paolo stadium, empty as public access is not allowed due to the coronavirus, orna white and light blue shirt of Naples number 10 with the name of Maradona.

And at minute 10, as has already happened in other games on the ninth day of the A series, the referee stopped play so that The two teams and their technical teams will give a long applause to Pibede Oro.

Before the start of the crossing, the Naples captain, the Neapolitan Lorenzo Insigne, placed two bouquets of flowers under curves A and B of the San Paolo stadium, where the club placed some banners in which Maradona is appreciated sitting and smiling, on the one hand, and a flag with a portrait of the Pibe de Oro and the written “The King” (the King), on the other.

There is also a banner attached to a ring of the Neapolitan Colosseum with the motto: “Your death was a blow to the chest, a pain in the heart. Naples promises you eternal love.”

The screens of the San Paolo, which will soon be called “Diego Maradona Stadium”, showed still images of the Argentine star, which wrote the most glorious page in the history of Naples, with two league titles (1987 and 1990), a UEFA Cup (1989), an Italian Cup (1987) and an Italian Super Cup (1990).

Too Bruno Conti, former player and current manager of Roma, went this Sunday to the “Quartieri Spagnoli” (Spanish Quarter) to place a bouquet of flowers under a famous mural by Diego Maradona.

Insigne: “Our idol passed away, and it hurts”

Lorenzo Insigne, Naples captain who drove his team’s win against Roma in Serie A this Sunday (4-0), acknowledged that the recent death of Argentine Diego Armando Maradona at the age of sixty represents the loss of an “idol” and deep pain.

“Our idol passed away, and it hurts. We wanted more than ever to play well, to add a good result for the entire city that suffered this death. We dedicate this triumph to him“Insigne said at the end of the San Paolo game, in statements to” Sky Sport. “

Insigne overtook Napoli with an excellent direct free kick in the half hour and the Spanish Fabián Ruiz, the Belgian Dries Mertens and Matteo Politano sentenced the crossing to launch Gennaro Gattuso’s team into third position, six points behind the leader Milan.

At the beginning of the match, Insigne placed two bouquets of flowers under curves A and B of the San Paolo stadium, where Napoli displayed various banners dedicated to Maradona. The Neapolitan captain He also celebrated his goal by showing a Maradona albiceleste shirt, to which he gave three kisses.