Del Piero on target as Juventus streak continues

Updated: Jan 25, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

Milan: A sublime Alessandro Del Piero goal helped Juventus to a 3-0 Italian Cup quarter-final win over AS Roma on Tuesday and preserved the Turin club`s unbeaten record in all competitions this season.

Del Piero stroked a delightful 20-metre shot into the roof of Roma`s goal after half an hour following Emanuele Giaccherini`s opener on six minutes, when an overhit pass found the striker in plenty of space and he kept his cool to score.

Roma`s job was made tougher when Erik Lamela was sent off with just over 20 minutes remaining before Simon Kjaer`s own goal late on, meaning nine-times winners Juventus will play either AC Milan or Lazio in the last four.

Veteran striker Del Piero is the first man to have scored in the Serie A leaders` last three stadiums. The Bianconeri inaugurated the Juventus Stadium in September having previously been at the Olimpico and the unpopular Stadio delle Alpi.

Bureau Report