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An inflatable Diego Maradona tunnel at Argentinos Juniors' Estadio Diego
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VIDEO: Inflatable Maradona tunnel at Argentinos Juniors’ Diego Stadium

Temporary tribute to club legend.

Diego Maradona’s boyhood club Argentinos Juniors have unveiled an inflatable tunnel in the legendary player’s likeness.

The Buenos Aires team, who play in the Superliga Argentina de Fútbol, showed off the Maradona tunnel at their El Diego Stadium, named after the World Cup winner.

This is the stuff of nightmares #Maradona pic.twitter.com/jFclhRV8qr

— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) March 12, 2019

Their players walked through it to enter the pitch before Monday’s 0-0 draw against Vélez Sarsfield, which leaves them 25th out of the 26 teams in Argentina’s top flight.

It is reportedly only a temporary tribute to Maradona, who scored 116 goals in 167 games during his five-year spell at Juniors before signing for Boca Juniors.

https://twitter.com/SoccerAM/status/1105785827785957376

He is currently manager of Mexican second-tier side Dorados de Sinaloa, who currently lie 12th out of 15 in the Ascenso MX.