Thursday, 24 March 2011

Torino Legends 2-2 Juventus Legends

For the first time this season, the result was not important, but for the record Torino Legends and Juventus Legends shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

The real winner of the night was the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis charity for which the match was held for, and the €223,000 which was raised emphasises the fact that it was a huge success. In front of a unusually large crowd, the first half consisting of thirty-five minutes saw Torino Over 45s take on their Juventus counterparts, with Torino scoring the only goal of the half, fifty-six year old Leo JĂșnior scoring one of the easiest goals of his career, from just five yards.

The second half saw the Over 35s take over, with World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane taking the field for Juventus, and Gianluigi Lentini, the man who was once the world's most expensive football player, playing for Torino. Toro extended their lead early into the second half courtesy of Lentini, who rolled back the years as he dribbled into the area unchallenged to score. Juventus got a goal back minutes later, when Zidane's cross found Pavel Nedved who scored with a neat back heel.

As often happens in charity games, the game finished level, and Juventus scored their equaliser with about ten minutes remaining via Sergio Porrini's diving header.

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