Sunday August 10 2014
Buffon: 'Del Piero the Juve symbol'

Gigi Buffon assures Alessandro Del Piero “will always be the symbol of Juventus” after the A-League All-Stars game.

Del Piero said goodbye to Sydney FC and the A-League in today’s exhibition match, which was won 3-2 by the Bianconeri.

“Del Piero will always be the symbol of Juventus,” Buffon told reporters in Australia.

“Alex has had a unique and extraordinary career. I think he will always be representative of the Bianconeri.

“It was a good game and it’s always wonderful to see so many fans come to see us in Australia.

“Although we had to suffer for it, we were able to win in the end.”

Juve were trailing twice, but two goals in the final minutes from Paul Pogba and Simone Pepe turned it around.

There had been reports Del Piero would play a few minutes in the Juventus jersey today, but that did not prove to be the case.