Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Kaka, Del Piero Hit Hat Tricks
Associated Press, April 21st, 2008 4:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Roma's title hopes faded at home to Livorno, Inter plodded along towards its third consecutive Serie A title, but Juve's Alessandro Del Piero and FIFA World Player of the Year Kaka stole the headlines in Italy this weekend, scoring three goals each in impressive victories for Juventus and AC Milan, respectively.
 
Del Piero scored the final three goals in Juve's 4-0 thumping of Atalanta, while Kaka scored the first three (two from the penalty spot) in Milan's 5-1 win over Reggina. Del Piero moved up the Italian scoring charts to 17; Kaka moved up to 14. The win brought Juve to 67 points, five behind Roma, while Milan stayed in fifth place, four behind Fiorentina.
 
The hat trick was especially important for Del Piero, who is still hoping to earn a place in Roberto Donadoni's Italy team for the European Championship. After the match, Juve coach Claudio Ranieri said he was "convinced" his striker would receive a call-up. Del Piero didn't sound too sure:  "I don't think so. [Donadoni and I] haven't spoken lately. The important thing is that he calls me at the right moment. Then, if it doesn't happen, life goes on the same." The last time Del Piero scored more than 17 goals for Juventus was 10 years ago, when he netted 21. "It's a great moment for me, most of all in terms of scoring,'' he said. "I'm satisfied and I thank my teammates for the assists.''

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Orlando City Signs Shea     
New MLS club Orlando City on Friday announced the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Brek ...
Report: Juve Eyes January Move for Falcao     
According to Italian soccer site Calciomercato, Manchester United may consider getting second-choice striker Radamel Falcao's huge ...
Reus Fined $665K for Driving without a License    
Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been handed one of the biggest driving fines in German ...
Balotelli Receives One-Game Ban, Fine for Instagram Post    
Mario Balotelli received a one game ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds after being found ...
Robbie Rogers: FIFA 'Insane' to Host World Cup in Russia, Qatar    
LA Galaxy left back Robbie Rogers has spoken out about FIFA's decision to stage the next ...
FIFA to Publish World Cup Corruption Report    
FIFA's executive committee on Friday agreed unanimously to publish Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process ...
FIFA: Qatar Needs Labor Reform to Keep 2022 World Cup    
FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must ...
CWC: Auckland City the 'Winner,' but San Lorenzo Progresses     
Real Madrid's will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in Saturday's Club World Cup final after the ...
Di Maria Beats Messi, Aguero to Argentina's Player of the Year    
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has beaten Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to Argentina's player ...
League Cup: Rodgers Defends Sterling as Reds March On     
Following Liverpool's 3-1 League Cup quarterfinal win at Bournemouth, Coach Brendan Rodgers defended two-goal hero Raheem ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives