Alessandro Del Piero’s Sydney FC lost their friendly 3-2 to his hometown club Padova.
The Australians are in Italy for pre-season training and faced Del Piero’s first professional club.
Vantaggiato bagged a brace in the 3-2 victory for Padova, while Emerton and Carle were on target for Sydney.
Del Piero also received an award as an ambassador of Padova football in the world in front of the crowd of 16,000.
Padova 3-2 Sydney
Scorers: Vantaggiato 3, 15 (P), Emerton 10 (S), Jelenic 79 (P), Carle pen 87 (S)
Padova: Colombi (Anania 60), Legati (Gallozzi 68), Cionek, Benedetti, Modesto; Cuffa (Jelenic 60), Iori (Galli 68) Ampuero (Osuji 46); Ciano (Voltan 60), Vantaggiato (Diakite 68), Raimondi (Melchiorri 60)
Sydney: Janjetovic, Ryall, Warren, Grant, Jurman, Carle, Emerton, Bojic, Gameiro, Del Piero (Mallia 82), Niksic