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Juventus and Benevento delays match in the 10th minute to honour Maradona

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The two teams were among several clubs across Europe that paid homage on Saturday to the Argentine hero.

In the 10th minute on Saturday, Juventus and Benevento halted their match to remember Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60.

He spent seven seasons in Italy with Napoli, where he enjoyed some of the most fruitful years of his club career. Maradona, who famously wears the No.10 jersey.

The Argentine legend led Napoli during his tenure with the club to two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and one UEFA Cup.

Juventus and Benevento stopped playing around the 10th minute of Saturday’s match to rise and cheer Maradona, with a graphic reading “Ad10s Diego” in the stands on the show.

On Thursday, before their Europa League match, Napoli were able to pay tribute to Maradona, with all of their players sporting the No.10 jersey as they were lining up before the game.

“It was tough to pull that shirt on In some ways, it was always a dream, but not like this after the game, Napoli star Dries Mertens told Sky Italia.

On Saturday, Juve and Benevento were far from being the only sides to honor Maradona, with tributes pouring in from all over Europe.

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Before their Premier League game with Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti, who played alongside Maradona throughout his career, Everton and Leeds United cheered a minute before getting emotional on the touchline.

“You were always a genius,”You were always a genius.”Today is a very sad day and a great loss. But you my friend are eternal. Ciao Diego. Rest In Peace.” – ¬†Ancelotti wrote on Twitter.

Before their Premier League match earlier in the day, Manchester City and Burnley, meanwhile, had a minute of silence and then cheers.

Bundesliga teams in Germany have held a minute of silence to honor Maradona prior to their matches.

Meanwhile, in France, the Marseille and Nantes players lined up and created a ‘M’ before their match, a tribute that will be replicated all weekend in Ligue 1.

 

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