WE ENTER BOCA’S stadium ridiculously early. The Bombonera takes about 50,000 people at capacity. Maybe 40,000 here today.
Maradona’s special seat is empty: he and Boca are not friends at the moment. In his role as manager of the Argentina squad, Maradona made some derogatory comments about Boca midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme, who responded by quitting the selection. Riquelme is hugely popular, so there are a lot of bad feelings going around.