Boca clinch Maradona Cup with win over Barca

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Photo: FC Barcelona Twitter


Photo: FC Barcelona Twitter

Boca Juniors defeated Barcelona 4-2 on penalties in the Maradona Cup held in Saudi Arabia in a game that paid tribute to the Argentine legend.

Ferran Jutgla put Xavi’s side in front with a fantastic strike before Exequiel Zeballos cancelled out Barca’s lead. In the shootout, Boca emerged victorious 4-2. Goalkeeper Agustin Rossi stepped up to save one penalty.

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Maradona’s ex-wife Claudia was in attendance at the Mrsool Park, as were his daughters Dalma and Giannina, while at half-time Ulises Bueno, the son of seminal late Argentine music legend Rodrigo, performed his father’s anthem La mano de Dios (The Hand of God), dedicated to the 1986 World Cup winner.

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