Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | International

Alessandro Del Piero © Action Images

Del Piero sizzles in Sydney's biggest win



Former Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero's four-goal masterclass inspired Sydney FC to a record 7-1 victory over the Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

The 38-year-old former Juventus stalwart was involved in all six goals before he was substituted after thoroughly entertaining more than 12 500 fans at the Allianz Stadium.

"I felt free in my mind today, for sure," Del Piero said after helping his team to jump to sixth place in the 10-team league with their biggest A-League triumph.

"It's a day from the heavens because when you score four, for sure it's a great day.

"I'm really happy, not only for the four goals but because we played very good from the first minute."

New signing Joel Griffiths latched on to a Del Piero lob to open the account in the 11th minute before the former Italy great himself made it on to the scoresheet.

His back to the goal, Del Piero received a low cross and swivelled to bury the ball into the top left corner. He got his second within a minute, converting from the penalty spot after Jason Culina was brought down inside the box.

In no mood to relax, Del Piero released Ali Abbas down the flank before the ball reached Culina who slotted home in the 25th minute.

Del Piero completed his hat-trick with a powerful, curling shot from the top of the box as Sydney went into the break with a 5-0 lead.

Del Piero scored his fourth goal in the 70th minute before going off the pitch to a standing ovation.

Ben Sigmund scored a consolation goal for the visitors before Yairo Yao struck to complete the rout.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Thu, 17 Apr @ 11:00
Thu, 17 Apr @ 05:00

Sports Talk



Iwedi Ojinmah
For Nigeria the noise will come
One just has to look at a map of Africa and South America to understand the special relationship...

Neil Tovey
Climbing the pyramid of success
The fact that an Al Ahly official said the club “have started negotiations with Oupa Manyisa”...

Segun Odegbami
Tradition and history against Africa
It is eight weeks to the start of the 2014 World Cup and predictions are being made on who will...

Carol Radull
Respect your coaches please
I’m a little sick in the pit of my stomach over how Kenyan Premier Clubs are treating their coaches.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Liverpool staying the course
In an incredible atmosphere at Anfield, Liverpool kept up their relentless pursuit of Liverpool’s...

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Give David Moyes a chance, would you?
All season long the name David Moyes has been on the lips of every football spectator and...