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Napoli light up their San Paolo Stadium to honour Diego Maradona as thousands of fans gather outside


Napoli light up their San Paolo Stadium to honour Diego Maradona as thousands of fans gather outside the ground to pay their respects ahead of Serie A side’s Europa League clash with Rijeka

  • Napoli will pay tribute to Diego Maradona during their Europa League tie 
  • The Italians have lit up their stadium and his image will remain on the screens 
  • Thousands of fans have gathered outside the ground to pay their respects
  • There will be a minute’s silence followed by applause before kick-off
  • Maradona’s best years came playing for Napoli between 1984 and 1991
  • He steered club to two league titles as well as the UEFA Cup in 1989

Napoli have lit up their San Paolo Stadium to honour Diego Maradona ahead of their Europa League clash wit Rijeka.

Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home, just two weeks after undergoing surgery for a blood clot on his brain.

The Argentine’s best years came playing for the Serie A side between 1984 and 1991 and led the club to unprecedented success, including two league titles and the UEFA Cup in 1989. 

Thousands of Napoli fans have gathered outside the stadium to pay their respects to their hero. 

A number of scarves, messages and banners have also been hung up on the railings.

There will be a minute’s silence before kick-off followed by a moment where the entire city will come together in applause. Maradona’s face will also remain on the screens for the entire game. 

Napoli have lit up their San Paolo Stadium to honour Diego Maradona following his death on Wednesday

, Daily Echoed

Thousands of fans have gathered outside the ground to pay their respects to the Argentine

, Daily Echoed

Maradona’s face will remain on the screens throughout the game as part of another tribute



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