A fixture hyped around Alessandro del Piero and David Trezeguet, came to a disappointing goal less draw, as both the marquee player, failed to influence the game.

Alessandro del Piero, who came in for an injured Skoubo looked certainly off-color as per his standards. The bianconeri legend, was jotting passes, here and there, in his stride, but apart from a left footed shot, straight at the keeper, the Italian Legend did nothing extravagant.

Injury Worries were shunned away, at the pre-match conference, but after Alex’s performance, his fitness issues resurfaced back.

Alex, who is also the brand Ambassador of the IMG-Relaince powered Indian Super League, was destined to attend the Inaugural Ceremony held in Kolkata, which showcased every marquee player and co-owner.

The Hard Tackle understands that Alessandro del Piero, came back from ‘The Mecca of Indian Football’, Kolkata, a little bit sick. If reports are to be believed, then his condition worsened during the night, and the Italian legend failed to get any sleep before the match, too.

However Alex, wanted to be part of the footballing action, and perhaps that is why he chose to be on the substitutes bench. However, with an injury to Skoubo, and an unfit Alex, it was strange from Van Veldhoven’s side to switch Skoubo for Alex and not Skoubo for Manandeep Singh.

Although, there is nothing serious regarding Alex’s health conditions, it can be concluded that a pre-match health issue, largely played it’s part in Alex’s off color performance.

Alessandro del Piero’s Delhi Dynamos take on Atletico de Kolkata, in a fixture away from home, next.