Napoli, 1990-91

NAPOLI, 1990-91

This championship was Maradona's last season in Naples. He began not to play the top-class soccer he had showed in the years before, he was 30 and probably he was no longer the champion the whole world had seen. In Serie A he scored only 6 goals (all on penalties). Though he scored some important goals, he was then banned after failing a dope test in March 1991. He had to go away from Italy, and the ban kept him away from the soccer fields for two years.
It was a sad finish for such a great champion. Napoli played an anonymous tournament, and did not even qualify for the UEFA Cup.

Anyway, Maradona scored two important goals in the Champions' Cup against the Hungarian team Ujpest Dozsa (scoring a magnificent one with a bicycle kick), but that was not enough to lead the team to the final victory as it was defeated on penalties in Russia against Spartak Moscow in the second round.

Here is the list of Maradona's goals this season:

Italian Championship (6 goals)


Napoli-Pisa 2-1 (pen.)
Napoli-Milan 1-1 (pen.)
Napoli-Torino 2-1 (pen.)
Napoli-Parma 4-2 (2 pen.)
Sampdoria-Napoli 4-1 (pen.)

Champions' Cup (2 goals)


Napoli-Ujpest Dozsa 3-0 (2 goals)

Coppa Italia (2 goals)


Napoli-Cosenza 3-0 (pen.)
Napoli-Sampdoria 1-0


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