In the arch where he scored the historic goal, they placed a wreath and a photo of him lifting the World Cup.
Diego Maradona, who died of acute heart failure this Wednesday at his home in the Buenos Aires town of Tigre, was honored on the Azteca Stadium field of Mexico, where he marked the two historic goals against England during the 1986 World Cup.
In the arch where Diego scored “the hand of God”, the famous hand goal, they placed a wreath of flowers and a photo of him lifting the World Cup.
The match for the quarterfinals between Argentina and England was on June 22, 1986. On that day, Maradona left an indelible mark on the collective conscience of the Argentine people.
The national triumph was by 2 a 1, with two goals from the Ten and a discount towards the end of the match from forward Gary Lineker.
The first was the goal with the left hand, at 51 minutes. And the second, four minutes later, was an incredible play in which he started with the ball from the middle of the field and dribbled five opponents, including the goalkeeper. That second point is popularly known as “the goal of the century”.
From the official account of the Azteca Stadium, they fired Maradona with an emotional video and the following message: “It is an honor to have lived your magic on my field … It is an honor to know you as part of my story You are great Diego!“.
Then they posted photos of the tribute at the arch. “In honor of your game, in honor of you. You will always be present,” they said from the stadium that was inaugurated on May 29, 1966.
Diego Maradona died this Wednesday after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest in the San Andres neighborhood, where he had settled after the operation on his head as a result of a subdural hematoma.