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‘God is dead’: newspapers pay tribute to Argentina’s legend Maradona

'God is dead': newspapers pay tribute to Argentina's legend Maradona  26 November 2020 – Diego Maradona’s death dominated the front and back pages of newspapers as the world bid farewell to the ‘god of football’, with his renowned “Hand of God” quote featuring prominently.

Maradona died after suffering a heart attack at his home in a suburb of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, less than a month after his 60th birthday.

“God is dead” read a headline in French newspaper L’Equipe alongside a picture of the former Argentina striker in the national team’s famous blue-and-white-striped kit.

British daily The Times splashed “In the hands of God” with the image of Maradona celebrating after beating West Germany in the final of the 1986 World Cup – a tournament he made his own as he spurred Argentina to their second title triumph.

Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Maradona finished the tournament with five goals, including arguably the two most famous goals of the 20th century in the 2-1 quarter-final win over England.

The first was a deliberate handball which he described as the “Hand of God” while the second – four minutes later – was the product of a solo run past half the England team to score what would later be known as the “Goal of the Century”.

“There will be no equal” Argentine newspaper Clarin said with a picture of Maradona holding the World Cup aloft at the Azteca Stadium.

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