Almost everything that Diego Maradona does or says makes headlines and Friday was no different for the Argentine icon. His Dorados de Sinaloa side earned a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Liga de Ascenso playoff final, Diego was sent off and then he proceeded to give CONMEBOL and River Plate a piece of his mind over the Copa Libertadores debacle.
The meteoric rise of Dorados from Ascenso strugglers to potential Apertura champions has been sensational and the somewhat controversial appointment of Diego Maradona as manager has undoubtedly been the catalyst.
A narrow 1-0 win over Atlético San Luis leaves Dorados needing only a draw from Sunday’s second leg to be crowned champions and seal a place in Mexico’s top flight.
Never one to shy from the spotlight, the 58-year-old caused quite a stir after being sent off during the second half and after berating his opposite number and the fourth official, Maradona made a slow exit along the touchline, orchestrating his adoring public with his arms aloft.
Diego Maradona walks off in style after being sent off in Mexico. pic.twitter.com/1RvvxnwaIP
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