Alessandro Del Piero admits his first goal in the Juventus Stadium “was exactly the way” he had pictured it.
The captain curled a magnificent strike into the far top corner during last night’s 3-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win against Roma.
“If I had been asked to imagine my first goal in the new stadium, this is exactly the way I would’ve pictured it,” he wrote on his official website.
Del Piero summed up the experience by name-checking Roma, Francesco Totti and the dedication to ‘Avvocato’ Gianni Agnelli on the anniversary of his death.
“In a game that really matters, against an opponent to respect and admire as well as beat, with an embrace from the great captain just before kick-off, the packed stadium, a curling finish, the ball in the corner, the thunderous roar of the fans, my family and friends in the stands, the run towards the supporters at the final whistle and a special dedication on a day that for all of us who knew and loved l’Avvocato cannot be like any other.
“It is incredible how everything that happens when wearing the Juve jersey still manages to surprise me and be so very special.
“This was a great night, we qualified for the next round, so are in the running for our 10th Coppa Italia and top of the Serie A table. I also scored my first goal in the new stadium. Let’s say it’s a good start...”