Argentina legend Diego Maradona escaped major injury when his car collided with a bus in the Buenos Aires suburb of Ezeiza on Monday Night.

Maradona was with his partner Veronica Ojeda and both were taken to hospital. Both were released on their own, though Maradona was said to have hurt his knee and Ojeda her hip.

The accident took place hours before Argentina's match with Costa Rica in Cordoba in Copa America.

Maradona is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, and is remembered for his stellar play in the 1986 World Cup.