Friday September 9 2011
Del Piero has Parma goal

Alessandro Del Piero wasn't too disappointed at not being the first scorer at Juventus' new arena. "I've saved the goal for Parma."

The captain had a chance to open the scoring in the game against Notts County on Thursday, but the first man to ripple the net in the Old Lady's new 41,000-seater home was Luca Toni.

"I wasn't upset at not scoring tonight," Del Piero said after Lee Hughes netted just before the final whistle to give County a memorable 1-1 draw. "I hope I've saved the goal for Sunday."

After the glitz and glamour of last night's opening ceremony, Juve are now preparing for the start of another Serie A campaign.

"We'll begin with great expectations, knowing that if we express ourselves in the best possible way we can aspire and begin to dream," the No 10 continued.

"After the last few championships, we must start with solid foundations, rather than immediately think about the top of the table.

"There will come a moment in which we hope to be able to take off again."

The Bianconeri have again made some major alterations to the squad over the summer after two consecutive seventh place finishes.

"Many things have changed, the Coach, the staff, players and also the stadium," he added. "These widespread changes must create enthusiasm and we'll start from that point.

"Every year has its main players and its way of panning out, we hope to bring back those victorious seasons."

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