Del Piero reaches Juventus landmark with goal in Lecce win

Alessandro del Piero was on the mark for Juventus in their 4-0 defeat of Lecce.

Alessandro del Piero was on the mark for Juventus in their 4-0 defeat of Lecce.

Del Piero is “extremely happy and proud” to have matched Giampiero Boniperti’s 178 Serie A goals in a Juventus shirt.

The captain came off the bench during the 4-0 win against Lecce and put the icing on the cake.

“Boniperti always said he’d be happy if one day I managed to overtake his record. I am sure his joy is sincere,” said Del Piero.

“I will call him tomorrow and see what he thinks about this moment.”

Alex is also now the joint 10th most prolific player in Serie A history.

“I felt extremely happy and also proud, quite aside from the statistics and record books.

“Today we played a great game and now are finding a certain consistency. We’ve got to enjoy this moment, but from tomorrow wipe the slate clean and begin again for the next match.”

 
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