LaLiga and Ligue 1 confirmed that Diego Maradona will be remembered before all the matches this weekend.
The top tiers in Spain and France will pay respect to
before any of the matches this weekend.
, passed away in his birthplace on Wednesday, reportedly had a heart attack.
Games in Spain’s LaLiga and the Segunda Division this weekend will be preceded by a minute of silence. LaLiga said the pre-match tributes will express condolences
“to his family, friends and all the fans around the world who remember him’
Maradona enjoyed two seasons with Barcelona, who take on Osasuna at home on Saturday, before moving back to LaLiga with Sevilla in 1992.
In France, as a sign of gratitude towards Maradona, the pre-game procedures for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 will receive 'exceptional' modifications for this weekend.
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said:
"At this moment of great sadness for football, the LFP, the clubs and the UNFP (the French footballers' union) wanted to place this 12th matchday under the star of Diego Maradona."