Diego Maradona: Saudi Arabia to host Barcelona v Boca Juniors friendly in late Argentine's memory

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Maradona moved to Barcelona from Boca Juniors, in 1982

Barcelona will face Boca Juniors in an exclusive friendly to commemorate the one-year anniversary Diego Maradona's passing.

On 14/12/12, the two clubs will meet at Mrsool Park, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Maradona spent two spells at Boca before he retired in 1997. He then took up a two-year stint at Barcelona before joining Napoli, in 1984.

After suffering a heart attack, the 1986 World Cup winner passed away in November 2020 at 60.

Maradona was the Metropolitano winner with Boca in 1981, before moving to Barcelona where he won Copa del Rey and Copa de la Liga.

He won two Serie A titles for Napoli, and led Argentina to the second World Cup in Mexico 35 years earlier.