Juventus legend Giampiero Boniperti is delighted Alessandro del Piero has equalled his scoring record.

Del Piero reached Boniperti's 178 goal mark against Lecce yesterday.

Boniperti, Juve's honorary president, wrote an open letter to Del Piero in Gazzetta dello Sport:

"Dear Del Piero, "Very good, you've reached me, but you must not stop there.

"I'm not a liar and tell you that I'm a little bit sorry, but the fact that it's you who has my record, I've known you since you were a kid and I brought you to Juve.

"It gives me satisfaction to see you achieve this."

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