Delhi Dynamos played out a goalless draw against Atletico de Kolkata and although the Delhi contingent dominated the match, they failed to capitalize on their created goal scoring opportunities.
The fixture, although provided the Delhi audience with a doze of exciting action, missed marquee players. Both Luis Garcia and Alessandro del Piero, did not feature in Delhi’s goalless draw.
‘You have to ask that to the first team coach, came del Piero’s blunt reply, when inquired about his absence in the match.
Delhi Dynamos constantly threatened Atletico de Kolkata’s goal, but failed to capitalize on any one of their opportunities.
‘Draw is happiness shared. It’s Okay. We had a good chance to win this game, but I guess It’s okay, he added.
The legendary Italian has been one of the few globally recognized players, alongside Robert Pires, Luis Garcia, Joan Capdevila and Andre Santos, who has graced the subcontinent with his presence.
While, marquee players such as Elano, Robert Pires and Luis Garcia have worked wonders for their respective teams, del Piero has still been uncanny and rusty in his appearances for Delhi. Still the Italian is loving his stay in India and as he said, ‘I want to share more time with Delhi fans.
Meanwhile, Alessandro del Piero’s first love Juventus were in action against Torino in ‘Derby Della Mole’ over the weekend. A last gasp winner by Andrea Pirlo, led Juventus to a 2-1 win against their rivals, in a Turin Derby full of action and excitement.
‘It was a great derby. I loved the atmosphere of the match, the fans, the last minute winner, everything was exciting, he concluded.