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Del Piero on target in 500th Juve appearance

20 January 2007 20:24

ROME (AFP) - Evergreen striker Alessandro Del Piero marked his 500th Juventus appearance by scoring their third goal in a 4-2 home win over Serie B rivals Bari.

The victory saw the fallen Turin giants open up a two-point lead at the top of Italy´s second division.

Bari went 1-0 up inside the first 60 seconds, but goals from France international David Trezeguet and Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved put Juve ahead at half time.

Del Piero, in his 14th season at Juventus, struck in the 67th minute, stroking home his 204th goal for the club after being put through by Marco Marchionni´s chipped pass.

Nedved extended Juve´s advantage with his second goal in the 73rd minute before Del Piero was substituted.

The 32-year-old captain received a standing ovation as he headed towards the tunnel at Turin´s Olympic stadium.

Carlo Gervasoni headed a late consolation goal for the visitors a minute from time.

Del Piero was one of the few stars to stick by Juventus when they were relegated from Serie A last summer for their role in the Italian match-fixing scandal.

The club were also given a nine-point penalty this season, but seem set for a swift return to the top flight despite their handicap.

Del Piero is third in the list of players to make the most Juventus appearances, behind Gaetano Scirea (552) and Giuseppe Furino (528).

Furino, now 60, paid tribute to Del Piero before kick-off.

"Del Piero is a lad who compliments the Juventus mentality in terms of his style and behaviour," he said.

"I´m not surprised he has reached this milestone and he deserves all the success he gets."

During his time with Juventus, Del Piero has won five Serie A titles (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003) and the Champions League in 1996.

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