A recent piece of football nostalgia has been doing the rounds on the internet recently and it is one that many football fans who enjoy watching the UEFA Champions League and seeing the top teams from all around Europe may remember.
Indeed, just a few days ago, it was the 13th-anniversary of an epic night in Madrid that saw Juventus finally crush one of their nemeses that they had failed to beat for 46 years to that point when they were the away side: Real Madrid. Admittedly, it is not a game that will take place each and every year, although it is still a stretch that many would not want to have on the history books. Additionally, though, if this game did take place regularly, we could guarantee that bettors would continue to look for the best sportsbook odds available on betting-sites.ca each time the fixture was scheduled.
Going back to the tie that took place at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008, I Bianconeri managed to turn out as 2-0 victors on the night with thanks going to the iconic Alessandro Del Piero as the legendary figure managed to net a brace in the Group H fixture, thus giving them the double win over Los Blancos.
His display was one that left many with their mouths wide open as he even managed to get a standing ovation from those in attendance at the game from all fans after his substitution late on, whilst also receiving one from a certain Diego Maradona.
You can check out the video that has been doing the rounds here.
Of course, when thinking about the career that Del Piero had, many will instantly picture him in the black-and-white stripes of Juventus, which is where he spent the vast majority of his career. Over the 19 years that he played in Turin, he experienced the good and the bad times.
He managed to score a total of 290 goals in the 750 appearances he made, helping Juventus to win six Serie A titles and a UEFA Champions League, whilst he showed his loyalty to the team as he remained with them when they were demoted to Serie B following the team’s role in the Calciopoli scandal that saw many of their top players to leave.
Del Piero may not have started his career at the Old Lady – having begun at Padova – and he may not have finished his career in Turin – spells at Sydney FC and Delhi Dynamos in Australia and India followed – but he will remain a Juventus legend and an icon of Italian football.