The Dorados, Culiacán's local team, are at the bottom of the rankings when Maradona arrives, looking for a fresh start. The experts predict disaster.
Maradona is generous and warm toward his players. Many, like him, come from poor families. But the passionate coach also has a temper.
The fans who follow the team are thrilled with Maradona's coaching. Suddenly, the Dorados look like contenders, unthinkable a year before.
The Dorados are on the verge of moving to the first division when Maradona blows up at the referees. Still, hope reigns, and the team keeps fighting.
At the start of a new season, Maradona checks into a clinic in Buenos Aires, leaving the team on its own. Rumors swirl, and the players grow anxious.
A reporter compares Maradona's Culiacán gig with his heroic work in Naples. The team can use the inspiration in the face of its latest challenge.
Against all odds, Maradona gets the Dorados to the final again to face an old foe. Will the team make the leap to the first division?