Updated: November 29, 2021 5:28:56 pm
On the first death anniversary of club great Diego Maradona, Napoli unveiled a statue inside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium pre-match and wore shirts with the Argentine’s face on them for the Lazio clash.
Maradona died on November 25 last year, from a hearth attack.
— Mirko Calemme (@mirkocalemme) November 28, 2021
The Serie A leader put on a dazzling display to mark the first anniversary of Diego Maradona’s death when they stormed to a 4-0 win over Lazio on Sunday to move three points clear at the top of the points table.
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) November 28, 2021
The performance was befitting of the man, too, with the home side blowing away Lazio with a stunning show of attacking football, racing into a 3-0 lead inside 29 minutes thanks to goals from Piotr Zielinski and a double from Dries Mertens.
Napoli president, Corrado Ferlaino, who =had signed Maradona, revealed the sculpture on the sidelines. The statue was unveiled in front of 40,000 Napoli fans.
During the unveiling ceremony, Napoli also showed a message by Brazilian legend Pelé for Diego Maradona.
“You know the love and the respect that I have for Maradona,” the Brazilian legend said.
“Now, I have the opportunity to tell everyone that we can never forget a big player like him. He was a friend and I believe he deserves this ceremony in Naples.”
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