Del Piero scores in Sydney FC’s A-League win
SYDNEY (AP) — Alessandro Del Piero scored in his first match as captain in Sydney FC’s 2-0 win over the Newcastle Jets in the opening match of the A-League on Friday.
Del Piero took the ball on the left wing and advanced into the box. Holding off four defenders, the former Juventus star picked up the loose ball in a scramble to slide it inside the far post in the 37th minute.
The second goal came in the 60th in a three-on-two break, allowing Del Piero to set up midfielder Joel Chianese, who scored at the near post.
Four other opening-round matches were scheduled on the weekend, including a grand final rematch between the champion Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.