Alessandro Del Piero was delighted with his goal in Juventus' superb 2-1 defeat of Real Madrid last night. "I am happy and my goal allowed us to play a certain type of game in moments of difficulty. We all did very well today," smiled Il Capitano.

His fantastic strike gave Juve the lead just six minutes in and Amauri doubled it before Ruud Van Nistelrooy sparked a late comeback.

"I hope this result means a great deal, that it is the first big step and will be followed by many others. It is above all wonderful for the way we got it, as we struggled and fought all the way."