Diego Maradona celebrated his 60th birthday on Friday with a comprehensive league victory for Gimnasia y Esgrima, the club he coaches, with a cake presented to him inside a shuttered stadium and a 100-metre long billboard erected in his honour in the centre of Buenos Aires. Although he had been reported to be self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who displayed Covid-19 symptoms, Maradona appeared at his club's stadium on Friday evening. "I start my 60th with these marvellous messages that you've all sent me. Thanks
for your love and your friendship. This is the best present you could have given me," said Maradona.