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Like Maradona’s mind; Boca beat Barcelona to lift the trophy


  • Maradona Trophy for Boca Juniors
  • They beat Barcelona 4-2 in a penalty shootout
  • Maradona died on November 25 last year

Barcelona, ​​manager Chavez Hernandez and the club’s fans are saddened that Argentine club Atletico Boca Juniors have won the first Maradona Cup trophy, as Maradona has in mind. Boca Juniors beat Spanish club Barcelona 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the Maradona Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was the fight for the trophy named after the legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona, who died on November 25 last year. Boca Juniors and Barcelona are the two most important clubs where Maradona spent his football time.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw with 90 minutes left in the penalty shootout. Boca’s return to the trophy came after a goalless draw.
The key was to oust the notables and put Barcelona in line. Boca Juniors also represented the youngsters. However, seniors Danny Alves, Eric Garcia, Clement Lenglet, Felipe Coutinho and Sergio Dest were included in Barcelona’s playing XI.

Barcelona took the lead after a goalless first half. In the 50th minute, Ferran Yulga Blanc shook Boca’s net. The 22-year-old Spaniard scored from a Philippe Coutinho pass. Boca scored in the 77th minute. Boca’s goal scorer was 19 – year – old Argentine Oscar Ezekiel Ceballos. The goal was assisted by Colombian player Frank Fabre. Ceballos came on as a substitute in the 46th minute. Both teams then tried to take the lead but the goal was kept at bay. With that, a penalty shootout ensued to determine the winner.

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Danny Alves for Barcelona and Marcos Rojo for Boca opened the penalty shootout. Ferran Blanc, who took the second kick for Barcelona, ​​also missed the target. However, third-order batsman Mathews Pereira and fourth-time Guillermo Jamie failed to catch the ball. Carlos Isquardos, Christian Pavone and Aaron Molinas, on the other hand, followed in the footsteps of Manchester United striker Rojo. Boca Maradona won the trophy 4-2 on the fourth kick.

Maradona’s Barcelona era

The Barcelona era was rich with problems in Maradona’s personal life. Barcelona gave Maradona more off-field news than achievements on the pitch. Therefore, it is another fact that Maradona hated Barcelona. Jose Luis Nunes Maradona, then Barcelona’s president, was even brought to the club against his wishes. That is why Maradona hated the President with his words and Barcelona with his heart.

It is a historical fact that Maradona’s entry into drug use and abusive life was in Barcelona. Maradona’s Barcelona career ended in a scuffle with Atletico Bilbao in the final of the 1984 Copa del Rey. Maradona was handed over by Italian club Napoli to Italian club Napoli in 1984 for an immediate record transfer of 79 79.70 million, following a scuffle in the gallery in the presence of the Spanish king.

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In 1982, Barcelona acquired Maradona from Boca Juniors for a then-record transfer fee of Rs 57.80 crore. Maradona has only played for Barcelona in two seasons. Bilbao has been ruled out for three months with a hamstring injury sustained in a serious foul. He won the Copa del Rey, the Super Copana and the Copa de La Liga. Failed to win Spanish La Liga and European titles.

During the period 1982-1984 Barcelona played 58 matches for the club, scoring 38 goals. Maradona first played for the Boca Juniors in the 1981-1982 season. He scored 28 goals in 40 games that day. After a long career at Barcelona and Napoli, he played for Sevilla and the Newells Old Boys, then moved to Boca from 1995-1997 and retired to Boca. In his second coming to Boca, he buttoned in 31 games for the club, scoring seven goals.

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