Barcelona to play Boca Juniors in Maradona Cup
In December, Barcelona will play Boca Juniors in an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia to honor Diego Maradona.
The first Maradona Cup will be held on December 14 at Mrsool Park in Riyadh, just over a year after the former Argentina star died in his country of heart failure a fortnight after undergoing brain surgery at the age of 60.
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During his illustrious career, the Argentine icon won the Metropolitano with Boca and then the Copa del Rey, Copa de la Liga, and Supercopa de Espana with the Catalan giants.
Maradona went to Italy after leaving Barcelona, where he won two Serie A titles with Napoli and also led Argentina to World Cup triumph in 1986.
Barca and Boca have played ten times before, with the Catalans winning 3-0 in the Joan Gamper exhibition game in 2018.