A ten-part drama series about Napoli legend Diego Maradona caused a sensation: In this, the players of Lazio Rome are referred to as “fascists” before they meet. The Roman club has vigorously countered allegations on its website.
“Today these fascists want to humiliate us. They want to see us on our knees, in our house, we won’t let them, we fight for every ball.” These words will be put in the mouth of Maradona, who died in November 2020 and who WILL be featured in the Amazon Prime series “Maradona – Leben wie ein Traum” (Live like a dream) by various actors, in the 1984/85 season at SSC Naples. What is meant when addressing his teammates is Lazio Rome.
Lazio counted the statements decidedly: “We would like the public to rate the quality of the Maradona series from Amazon Prime as we have seen, which he would never have uttered,” said the club on its website.
The criticism aimed at the makers of the series to director Alejandro Aimetta. The clipping primarily serves the purpose of discrediting the association and is “hateful”. Lazio demands that the scene be removed from the ten-part series. Maradona herself is referred to as “Lazios friend”.
Ballon d’Or Dream Team: This is the best team go times
Marco van Basten was one of the most gifted kickers ever. The Dutchman, who played for Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan, will celebrate his 57th birthday on October 31st.
A good reason to look at the all-time top 11, the “Ballon d’Or Dream Team”, chosen on the initiative of “France Football” in 2020. SPOX shows the best team go times.
As a reminder: 140 journalists from all over the world voted for the top eleven: The players were divided into the categories goal / defense / midfield / attack. In addition to the dream team, there is a second and third team. Here we go!
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THIRD TEAM – GATE: MANUEL NEWER (2005 – today)
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DEFENSE: PHILIPP LAHM (2002-2017)
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SERGIO RAMOS (2004 – today)
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PAUL BREITNER (1970-1983)
MITTELFELD: MICHEL PLATINI (1973-1987)
JOHAN NEESKENS (1968-1991)
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ANDRES INIESTA (2002 – today)
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STORM: GEORGE BEST (1963-1984)
MARCO VAN BASTEN (1981-1995)
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THIERRY HENRY (1994-2014)
All three teams are designed for formation 3-4-3. This is what the elf would look like on the lawn.
SECOND TEAM – GOAL: GIANLUIGI BUFFON (1995 – today)
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DEFENSE: CARLOS ALBERTO (1963-1981)
FRANCO BARESI (1978-1997)
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Roberto Carlos (1991-2015)
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MIDDLE FIELD: ZINEDINE ZIDANE (1989-2006)
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ANDREA PIRLO (1995-2017)
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FRANK RIJKAARD (1980-1995)
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ALFREDO DI STEFANO (1954-1966)
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STORM: GARRINCHA (1953-1972)
JOHAN CRUYFF (1964-1984)
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And that’s what the elf would look like on the lawn
BALLON D’OR DREAM TEAM – goal: LEV YACHIN (Russia, 1949 to 1971, 326 competitive games for Dynamo Moscow) – European footballer of the year 1963 & world goalkeeper of the century, European champion (1960), Olympic champion (1955/56)
DEFENSE: CAFU (Brazil, 1989 to 2008, 433 competitive games for Sao Paulo, Real Zaragoza, Palmeiras, AS Roma and AC Milan) – two world champions, Champions League winners, two Italian champions
FRANZ BECKENBAUER (Germany, 1963 to 1983, 589 competitive games for Bayern Munich, New York Cosmos and Hamburger SV) – twice Ballon d’Or winner, world champion, three times winner of the European Cup
PAOLO MALDINI (Italian, 1984 to 2009, 887 competitive games for AC Milan) – twice winner of the European Cup, three times Champions League victories, seven times Italian champion
MITTELFELD: XAVI (Spain, 1997 to 2019, 866 competitive games for FC Barcelona and Al Sadd) – world champion, two European champions, four Champions League winners, eight Spanish champions
LOTHAR MATTHÄUS (Germany, 1979 to 2000, 784 competitive games for Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and MetroStars) – world footballer, Ballon d’Or winner, world and European champion, seven times German champion
DIEGO MARADONA (Argentina, 1976 to 1997, 314 competitive games for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys) – world champion, two times Italian champion, UEFA Cup winner, Spanish cup winner
PELE (Brazil, 1957 to 1977, 666 competitive games for FC Santos and New York Cosmos) – three times world champion, six times Brazilian champion, twice winner of the Copa Libertadores
ATTACK: LIONEL MESSI (2005 to today, Argentina, 786 competitive games for FC Barcelona and PSG) – six times Ballon d’Or winner, world footballer, four times Champions League winner, ten times Spanish champions, six times Spanish cup winners
CRISTIANO RONALDO (Portugal, 2002 to today, 905 competitive games for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus Turin) – twice world footballer, five times Ballon d’Or winner, European champion, five times Champions League winner
RONALDO: (Brazil, 1993 to 2011, 446 competitive games for Cruzeiro, Eindhoven, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Corinthians) – three times world footballer, twice Ballon d’Or winner, twice world champion, twice Copa America -Winner
And that’s what the elf would look like on the lawn. Unbeatable? Or maybe a little too offensive?
Lazio and fascism: the fan scene attracted negative attention several times
The fan scene of the capital’s club has been repeatedly associated with fascism in the past. Elseid Hysaj, after this had sung “Bella Ciao” at his debut – a resistance anthem against dictator Benito Mussolini. A poster with the inscription “Hysaj is a worm, Lazio is fascist” was hung on a bridge in Rome. Lazio had to officially apologize for the incident.
In 2019, around 60 Lazio fans wandered through Milan with a banner praising Mussolini’s deeds before a cup match. Previously, parts of the fans in 2017 made monkey sounds against Roma player Antonio Rüdiger. In addition, leaflets were distributed showing women to avoid parts of the Curva Nord fan stand in the Olympic Stadium, as it would become “a sacred space”.