Bags belonging to Inzaghi, Del Piero stolen

February 26, 2001

ROME - Juventus strikers Alessandro Del Piero and Filippo Inzaghi had their bags stolen as they arrived at Fiumicono airport to link up with the Italian team which plays Argentina in a friendly at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Their bags - easily distinguishable with the emblem of the Italian national side - went missing and Inzaghi's had the lock forced with several items including cash taken.

Del Piero was later reunited with his luggage.

The Juventus players were traveling on the same flight as players from Parma and one theory was that fans of Italian league leaders AS Roma might have targeted the cases of players with Juventus, their principal rivals for the Scudetto.