Perceptions are changing, says Del Piero

October 14, 2012
By Angela Habashy
Much has been made of the "Alessandro Del Piero effect" and the man himself is hopeful he's already changed perceptions of football in Australia.

Del Piero's Sydney FC drew a record regular A-League season crowd of 35,419 to Allianz Stadium for their first home game against Emile Heskey's Newcastle on Saturday night, trumping the 33,485 they attracted when playing Melbourne Victory in January 2008.

The crowd left thoroughly entertained, having witnessed a goal-fest in Sydney's ...

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