Video: Gary Lineker’s Diego Maradona story perfectly describes the Argentine’s amazing talent

‘Impossible’

Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 yesterday and the outpouring of respect, appreciation and love for the Argentine has been unrelenting. Players, pundits, journalists and fans from all over the world have told their stories and had their say on the little magician.

On BT Sports Champions League coverage, Gary Lineker told several stories of his time knowing Diego.

Lineker said: “He did something that was incredible, one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever seen on a football pitch.”

“He juggled the ball all the way out to the centre circle and then he went ‘bang!’ and he whacked it as high as he possibly could and he waited.”

“And it came down. Then he went ‘bang!’ and did it again. He did it 13 times and the most he ever did was walk three paces to it. All of us were sitting there going ‘that’s impossible!’”

“I remember going to training the next day with Barcelona and we all tried it. The best anyone did was three and they were running for the third one. I’ve never seen anyone just have such a beautiful affection with a football.”

Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Peter Crouch looked in awe at the story as Lineker told and acted it out. It is sure that further stories will continue to surface in the days following his passing.

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‘Impossible’ Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 yesterday and the outpouring of respect, appreciation and love for the Argentine has been unrelenting. Players, pundits, journalists and fans from all over the world have told their stories and had their say on the little magician. On BT Sports Champions League coverage, Gary LinekerFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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