Sadness at Juve as Del Piero
February 14, 2001
A funeral was due to be held
on Wednesday morning in Vendemiano for Gino Del Piero, father of Juventus
No 10 Alessandro. The 61-year-old electrician died on Monday night after
a long fight against cancer.
Del Piero Senior was at the
Stadio Delle Alpi over the weekend to see his beloved side beat Napoli
His son has suffered a miserable
season of injuries and poor form, but the temperamental star's troubled
state of mind - so often a subject for debate in Italy - can now be explained.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti said:
"We will all remain by his side. In the last few months it has been a terrible
weight that Alex has had to carry around with him.
"It has effected his morale
and his personal life, as can be expected when someone you love is not