MADRID Feb 19 Diego Maradona became a
grandfather on Thursday amid expectations the new arrival may
one day follow in the Argentina great's footsteps.
Maradona's daughter Gianina gave birth in Madrid to son
Benjamin, whose father is Argentina striker Sergio Aguero.
The Atletico Madrid player has often been likened to World
Cup winner Maradona, who now manages the national team.
Maradona was in the Spanish capital for the birth of his
first grandson, while Aguero, 20, missed Atletico's training
session earlier in the day.
Atletico offered their congratulations in a statement on
their official website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com).
"During the afternoon of Thursday 19 February Benjamin was
born in a Madrid hospital. The delivery went without problems
and the mother and baby are in perfect condition," it said.
(Writing by Mark Elkington, editing by Ken Ferris)