Diego Maradona finally off the mark as Gimnasia defeat Godoy Cruz

Former Al Wasl and Fujairah coach and famed footballer had to wait until his fourth game in charge for his first win

Diego Maradona celebrates during Gimnasia's win over Godoy Cruz. AFP
Diego Maradona celebrates during Gimnasia's win over Godoy Cruz. AFP

Finally, at the fourth time of asking, Diego Maradona has tasted success in his latest role.

The Argentine, formerly of Al Wasl and Fujairah in the UAE, guided current side Gimnasia to a 4-2 victory at nine-men Godoy Cruz on Saturday, the win coming by way of two late goals.

It snapped a run of seven consecutive defeats for the team, the previous three coming since Maradona, 58, took charge last month.

The victory against relegation rivals could prove vital for the famed World Cup winner, since it meant Gimnasia swapped places with Godoy Cruz at the bottom of the Argentine Superliga. The season is nine games in.

Relief all round, as evidenced by Maradona’s celebrations come the final whistle.

Updated: October 6, 2019 10:25 AM

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