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Del Piero & Inzaghi score in farewell appearances

Monday, May 14, 2012

Alessandro Del Piero and Filippo Inzaghi marked their final games for Juventus and AC Milan respectively with goals.

Alessandro Del Piero waves to Juventus fansFilippo Inzaghi and his son after his last game for AC Milan
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Champions Juventus broke Milan's record of 42 matches unbeaten and finished the campaign undefeated after a final day 3-1 win over Atalanta.

Del Piero, who after 20 years' illustrious service will leave the Turin club on the expiry of his contract this summer, slotted home Juve's second of the afternoon after Luca Marrone had opened the scoring.

"It was an incredible moment," he said of his lap of honour as tears flooded from people in the stands.

"My ties to the fans go beyond anything and I want to thank them. I am happy and proud today. It is an incredibly wonderful day.

"Of course there is also sadness, but it's a moment to treasure, because I celebrated with the fans on the field and I cannot add anything more. I am truly proud."

Meanwhile, Inzaghi's late goal earned AC Milan a 2-1 win over relegated Novara at the San Siro as the veteran striker marked his last game for the Rossoneri in style.

The 38-year-old came off the bench to grab the winner eight minutes from time after Mathieu Flamini had canceled out Santiago García's opener.

"There are no words. I trained hard yesterday despite the fact today was going to be a celebration and I prepared for this goal," said Inzaghi.

"With this jersey I have scored 300 goals and made 300 appearances in this stadium, in front of my people.

"It is a wonderful sensation. I feel good and it is difficult to leave.

"I will certainly come back here to Milan, because there is such a great love binding us that it cannot end today."

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