Maradona and Napoli: A match made in heaven… and hell

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On this day, July 5, 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Italy as Napoli’s newest recruit. The Argentine’s arrival was a significant moment not only in the club’s history but that of the entire league, as arguably the world’s greatest ever football player had agreed to display his magical skills in the stadiums of Serie A. But, More...

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