Argentine football hero Diego Maradona has traded headers and talked about drugs with Brazilian legend Pele as he begins life as a TV presenter.
Pele, regarded as the greatest player of all time, joined a host of stars on Maradona's new two-hour TV show.
Maradona, a recovering cocaine addict, talked about drugs with Pele, whose son has been jailed for drugs offences.
Maradona looked slim and healthy after an operation to staple his stomach, aimed at cutting his ballooning weight.
Fellow Argentine footballer Gabriel Batistuta, the country's leading international goal scorer, and tennis star Gabriela Sabatini joined Pele for Maradona's first programme.
He co-hosted with Sergio Goycochea, the goalkeeper in Maradona's 1990 World Cup side, which lost to West Germany in the final.
The show is called La Noche del Diez - The Night of the Number Ten - in reference to the number 10 shirt Maradona wore for the national side.
Maradona and Pele, who have rarely seen eye-to-eye, swapped national shirts and headed a football to each other as Maradona's new career began with goodwill wishes from his guests.
Both took to the stage: Pele playing guitar and singing a song he composed himself and Maradona singing an Argentine tango about football.
Pele praised Maradona for offering an example of how to beat addiction, calling him an inspiration for his jailed son.
"You are an example for him because you are a conqueror," he said.
Both players showed their skills by easily heading a ball
"Your programme is going out to the world, and I think together we can do many things in the world to help a lot of people."
Maradona looked emotional as he thanked his family and friends for helping him rebuild his life after a series of health scares.
Once hailed as the greatest player of his generation, Maradona captained Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, but saw his career undermined by cocaine addiction during his days playing for Napoli in Italy.
Pele also played in the fabled number 10 shirt.
At a news conference after the show, Maradona neatly side-stepped the question of who was the better footballer.
"My mother says it was me and Pele's mother says it was him," the Argentine said.