Del Piero to play against Juventus in friendly

Former Juventus standout Alessandro Del Piero will play against the Italian power in a friendly in Australia this summer.
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SYDNEY (AP) - Alessandro Del Piero will play against former club Juventus for the first time when he joins an A-League All Stars side for a friendly against the Serie A champion in August.

Del Piero, who is now playing for Australian A-League side Sydney FC, spent 19 years with Juventus - including 11 seasons as captain - where the former Italy star scored 290 goals in 705 matches.

Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop said Tuesday that ''to have a club of the caliber of Juventus FC come to Sydney is a massive coup for football in Australia.''

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said last year he planned to bring a full-strength squad to Sydney.

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