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Argentina: Maradona gets hero's welcome from former club Newell's Old Boys02:31

Argentina: Maradona gets hero's welcome from former club Newell's Old Boys

Argentina, Rosario
October 30, 2019 at 07:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Diego Maradona was given a hero's welcome when he returned as a manager to face his old club Newell's Old Boys in Rosario on Tuesday.

Maradona, currently managing relegation-threatened Gimnasia La Plata, made only five appearances for the Newell's towards the end of his career in 1993/94.

His side eventually ran out 4-0 winners in the Argentina Superliga game, somewhat spoiling the homecoming party.

El Pibe de Oro was up to then given a raucous reception in Rosario, with fans crowding round the team bus and stadium. Once he entered the pitch, the home support went wild, chanting and waving banners bearing his image.

Argentina: Maradona gets hero's welcome from former club Newell's Old Boys02:31
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Diego Maradona was given a hero's welcome when he returned as a manager to face his old club Newell's Old Boys in Rosario on Tuesday.

Maradona, currently managing relegation-threatened Gimnasia La Plata, made only five appearances for the Newell's towards the end of his career in 1993/94.

His side eventually ran out 4-0 winners in the Argentina Superliga game, somewhat spoiling the homecoming party.

El Pibe de Oro was up to then given a raucous reception in Rosario, with fans crowding round the team bus and stadium. Once he entered the pitch, the home support went wild, chanting and waving banners bearing his image.

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