1989-04-19 Munich, Germany/ Live is Life / Leben ist Leben / Viver é Vida / Vivir es Vida

When we all get the power-
we all give the best –
every minute of an hour –
don’t think about the rest –
and you all get the power –
you all get the best –
and everone gives everything –
and every song everybody sings –
Repeat And we all feel the power –

And you call when it’s over
You call it should last
Every minute of the future
is a memory of the past
Cause we all gave the power
We all gave the best
And everyone gave everything
And every song everybody sang

Warm ups are rarely fascinating but those who took their seat early in Munich’s Olympiastadion were in for a treat.

On 19 April 1989, during the warming up in Munich before the UEFA Cup semi final return between Bayern Munich and S.S.C. Napoli, Diego Maradona did a ‘Keepie-Uppie’ exhibition while the song ‘Live is Life’ was heard on the loudspeakers.

Almost certainly coked up (Maradona allegedly began using cocaine in Barcelona in 1983), he performs the most mesmeric ‘Keepy-Uppy’ exhibition on film, clapping, singing, swerving and jigging along to the Austrian pop rock group’s signature song. This has become a classic among football fans.

There were 70,000 people in the stadium and Maradona went on the field. We’re on the other side of the field, warming up like Germans: seriously, focused. There’s music playing, the song ‘Live is Life’, and to the rhythm of the song Maradona started juggling the ball. So we stopped our warm-up. What’s this guy doing? He’s juggling off his shoulders. And we couldn’t warm up anymore because we had to watch this guy.

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To lead a purposeful life, follow your passions.

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