this was the real debut of Diego Maradona in Chile

The photo that illustrates this chronicle changes history for us. Simple as that. What we knew so far was that Diego Armando Maradona had come to Chile for the first time in March 1980. The reason? A friendly between Colo Colo and Argentinos Juniors which was played at the National Stadium and was broadcast by TVN.

In those years, the white team was going through a difficult economic moment and this game, managed by the public signal through producer Pedro Cárdenaswas going to suppose an income of 200 thousand dollars in benefit of the coffers of the Cacique.

When, to everyone’s delight, the match between Colo Colo and Argentinos Juniors begins at the National Stadium, with the presence of the child prodigy of America, Diego Armando Maradona, the most important stage of the campaign that emerged within Televisión Nacional will have been completed. From Chile, to go to the aid of the most popular football club in our country”, announced a note from Estadio. As a way of joining the crusade, the magazine also provided tickets to Asunción so that a couple of fans could accompany the team in its Copa Libertadores matches. The information also highlighted a photo of the director of the outlet, Hernán Solís, together with the popular entertainer Enrique Maluenda.