Tuesday match of Indian Super League will bring two Juventus legends, Del Piero and David Trezeguet, who had scored goals in tons for the Old Lady during the noughties against each other in Delhi as the Delhi Dynamos takes on Pune City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, while Trezeguet will back Pune team that is partially owned by Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan.
Where to Watch Live
Match 3 of the ISL is scheduled to begin at 7 pm IST (3.30 pm GMT, 9.30 am ET) and the live telecast will be shown on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD2, Suvarna Plus, Asianet Movies and Jalsha Movies. The match can also be watched free online with live streaming on Starsports.com. Those in the US can watch it live online on Foxsoccer2go.
Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can catch it on Bein Sports Arabia or the live stream on Bein Sports Connect.
“Both of us are excited,” said Del Piero. “It will be fun to play against him… we have played for long together at Juventus and were one of the best strike partners. Now, we will be playing face to face but this is all part of the game.”
Italian legend Del Piero, who recently played for Sydney FC, is the highest paid player in the ISL and his presence will make the Delhi Dynamos surge ahead today. He has been training for the last four weeks and said he is “ready for the game. I can assure you I will fight till the end for my team.”
Another marquee player for the Delhi Dynamos, Mads Junker is another threat from the team for Pune City FC, which has many player to boast of including Trezeguet, Kostas Katsouranis, who was a part of the Greece 2014 World Cup squad, besdes manager Franco Colomba’s son Davide Colomba.
“We are getting to know each other,” said Davide Colomba told the ISL’s official website. “We are gelling well together, both tactically and technically. They are very nice guys, strong willed and they are hardworking and it gives us the possibility to reach a common objective.”
Prediction: Playing on home front, the Delhi Dynamos will showcase Del Piero for the win today.
PUNE CITY FC:
Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya, Lalit Thapa, Emanuele Belardi
Defenders: Anupam Sarkar, Deepak Devrani, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Pritam Kotal, Andres Gonzalez, Bruno Cirillo, Daniele Magliocchetti, Park Kwang-Il, Saidou Panandetiguiri, Kostas Kastouranis
Midfielders: Israil Gurung, Ashutosh Mehta, Lenny Rodrigues, Manish Maithani, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Pratik Shinde, Tapan Maity, Davide Colomba, Omar Andres Rodriguez
Forwards: Ashutosh Mehta, Joaquim Abranches, Dudu Omagbemi, Ivan Bolado, David Trezeguet
DELHI DYNAMOS FC:
Goalkeepers: Kristoff van Hout (Bel), Marek Cech (Cze), Jagroop Singh (Ind)
Defenders: Wim Raymaekers (Bel), Stijn Houben (Ned), Naoba Singh, Robert Lalthlamuana, Shouvik Ghosh, Anwar Ali, Munmun Lugun (Ind)
Midfielders: Henrique Dinis (Por), Hans Mulder (Ned), Bruno Herrero (Esp), Pavel Elias (Cze), Gustavo Marmentini (Bra), Steven Dias, Shylo Malswamtluanga, Francis Fernandes, Manish Bhargav, Shouvik Chakraborty, Adil Khan (Ind)
Forwards: Alessando Del Piero (Ita), Mads Junker, Martin Skuobo (Den), Manandeep Singh.