Diego Maradona's Daughter Brought To Tears By Boca Juniors' Tribute To Her Father
Boca Juniors paid a fitting and emotional tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday evening, with his daughter Dalma sat in the box they used to share together.
Maradona passed away last week, leaving Argentina in a national state of mourning for three days, with many in football paying tribute to the World Cup winner.
On Sunday two of Maradona's two former sides faced each other in the Copa Diego Armando Maradona, as Boca hosted Newell's Old Boys in Group D.
Both sides wore the legendary player's name on the back of their shirts and joined in a minute's applause for the deceased before kick off.
When the game did get underway Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona opened the scoring after 12 minutes and the Boca players celebrated by laying a Maradona shirt in front of the box he watched the club from and applauded, with his daughter Dalma, watching from the box, in tears at the emotional tribute.
The raw emotion of Dalma Maradona, Diego's daughter, upon receiving an ovation from Boca Juniors after scoring the game's opening goal.- Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) November 29, 2020
Cardona doubled the lead in the 20th minute and Boca went on to win the game 2-0, as they stayed top of their group in the cup, with Newell's stuck at the bottom.
At the full time whistle, with 'Live is Life' playing on the stadium speakers, the players again applauded Dalma sat in the box.
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A visibly emotional Dalma pointed to her heart and said 'gracias' as the players paid their respects.
Boca players showing their support to Dalma Maradona after tonight's game with Live is Life playing in the background. Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/3NJ6z0qAyn- CC (@CCEire97) November 30, 2020
'El Diego' played for Boca in two spells, first in 1981, scoring 28 goals in 40 games and winning the league with the club, and again at the end of his career between 1995 and 1998.
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