After the 1982 World Cup, in June, Maradona was transferred to FC Barcelona in Spain for a then world record fee of £5m ($7.6m). In 1983, under coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona won the Copa del Rey (Spain’s annual national cup competition), beating Real Madrid, and the Spanish Super Cup, beating Athletic Bilbao. On June 26, 1983, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid on the road in the world’s biggest club game, El Clásico, a match where Maradona scored and became the first Barcelona player to be applauded by arch rival Real Madrid fans.
I need Jesus every day of my life. Jesus tells me in the Bible that without Him I can’t do anything. I have the gift and capacity today to play soccer because God gave it to me. The day He wants me to do something else, I will do that something else, and this is why I need Jesus in my life e v e r y d a y. (insp.) (insp.)
Ivan Rakitić post-match interview . Barcelona vs Ajax (3-1) | 21.10.2014
Neymar, Messi and Andres Iniesta celebrating Messi’s goal against Ajax during the UEFA Champions League.
Luis Suarez and Sofia Balbi watching the Barcelona/Ajax match at Camp Nou