Diego Maradona Caught Sleeping In The Stands During Argentina vs Nigeria
It might have been one of the most crucial games in Argentina's long and successful history, but Diego Maradona decided to take a quick nap during their final group game against Nigeria, this evening.
Rather incredibly, the sleeping incident happened not long after he was snapped celebrating like he'd just scored the winner in the World Cup final himself.
The 57-year-old shut his eyes as Jorge Sampaoli's side looked threatening on the attack.
maradona is sleep :joy::joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/MoQgi4FMtD
- jonny :ocean: (@jonnyyb_) June 26, 2018
Diego Maradona SLEEP :sleeping: #NGAARG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/MaqSJehPQT
- Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) June 26, 2018
Clearly the action wasn't entertaining enough for the great man.
Moments later, this happened.
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Just moments earlier, Lionel Messi, who struggled in previous games to make any impact, has scored the 100th goal at the 2018 World Cup ending a 22-shot run without scoring in the competition.
Messi got on the end of a sublime Ever Benega pass to stroke home from inside the penalty area.
Argentina fans proceeded to go absolutely wild inside the Saint Petersburg Stadium, including this man.
Maradona's reaction to Messi's goal. Iconic pic.twitter.com/CKHL5f9B4y
- FORÇA BARÇA (@ForcaBarcaEN) June 26, 2018
That Diego Maradona celebration though. #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/J1fwsV7Hh4
- Indy Football (@IndyFootball) June 26, 2018
When you're supporting #ARG at 7 but you're Wakanda forever... pic.twitter.com/aYPWhYRfqO
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) June 26, 2018
Can Lionel Messi go on and help his team progress to the latter stages of the tournament? Thoughts on Maradona's antics on Tuesday night?
Let us know in the comments below.
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