Football legend Diego Maradona has been finally buried in a private ceremony at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Only family and friends were allowed to attend the burial ceremony.

Maradona’s death was a huge shock to the world since he had undergone a successful brain surgery a few weeks ago.

Fans stormed the streets when the ambulance conveying his body drove by but they were prevented from going near by the security operatives.

Police and the crowds were also said to have had some issues when the coffin was been taken to the cemetery in which rubber bullets were fired.

Maradona was a football genius who led Argentina to claim the World Cup title in 1986. He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.

In club level, he played for Spanish giants Barcelona and Italian side Napoli where he won two Serie A titles.

He retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday, during his second stint at Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

Maradona coached the Argentine national team in 2008 and left after the 2010 World Cup.

He subsequently managed teams in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico and was in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight at the time of his death.