Del Piero, Heskey make marks with A-League goals
SYDNEY (AP) - International stars Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Heskey scored their first goals in the same A-League match as Heskey's Newcastle Jets beat Del Piero's Sydney FC 3-2 in the second round on Saturday.
Del Piero, who scored 208 goals in 513 matches for Juventus, curled a free kick into the top corner of the Newcastle net in the 25th minute of his first home match for the Sky Blues, in front of a record Sydney crowd of 35,000.
Heskey, who hardly scored in his 62-match England career, made his mark in the 41st, volleying a cross from Ryan Griffiths past Sydney goalkeeper Ivan Necevski.
Del Piero regretted his first A-League goal came in Sydney's second straight loss. The A-League's marquee team was beaten 2-0 by the Wellington Phoenix in its opening match.