O Inter prepares a series of tributes to Diego Maradona after the postponement of the duel with Boca Juniors, for the departure of the round of 16 of the Libertadores. The greatest idol of Argentine football died on Wednesday, at the age of 60, after a cardiac arrest.
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The match was initially scheduled for 9:30 pm this Wednesday and was transferred by Conmebol to the following Wednesday, December 2. The duel of the return takes place on December 9 in La Bombonera. Both games will be played at the same time.
In honor of Maradona, Inter will light up Beira-Rio with the colors of Argentina, blue and white, from 9:30 pm, when the opening whistle would be given. In addition, the club from Rio Grande do Sul raised the flag at half mast, in mourning, this afternoon.
Inter prepares tribute to Maradona in Beira-Rio – Photo: Eduardo Deconto
In contact with give, President Marcelo Medeiros mourned the death of Maradona. And he expressed the club’s votes of solidarity with the midfielder’s family, Boca Juniors fans and Argentines.
– At this time, it remains to pay homage, as we did on Twitter, how our flag is at half mast and how we will do it. The idea is to do it at the start of the match, color the Beira-Rio with the colors of the Argentine team. We pay homage to the idol, the athlete. We are in solidarity in pain with fans, passionate about football, with the Argentine fans, especially those clubs defended by Maradona – said the president.
Diego Maradona died on Wednesday, aged 60, after a cardiac arrest. After the death of the idol, the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, declared an official three-day mourning in the country.
He had already worried fans at the beginning of the month, when he was rushed to the hospital, with symptoms of anemia. At the time, a small hemorrhage in the brain was discovered, and the former player had to undergo surgery to drain it. After more than a week of hospitalization, he was discharged on November 12 and would have stayed at home during the period.
Inter and Boca will face each other next Wednesday, at 21.30, in Beira-Rio, for the first leg of the Libertadores round of 16. The return is scheduled for December 9, at 9:30 pm, at Bombonera.
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