Apr 6, 2014 at 8am UK at ​Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Sydney FCSydney FC
4-1
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
Del Piero (33' pen., 45'), Ryall (57'), Abbas (62')
Jurman (37'), Janjetovic (37'), Dimitrijevic (38'), Petkovic (56'), Del Piero (68')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Hernandez (56' pen.)
Brockie (32'), Sigmund (36'), Boxall (74')

Result: Alessandro Del Piero double helps Sydney FC beat Wellington Phoenix

Former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero scores twice to help Sydney FC record a 4-1 A-League victory over struggling Wellington Phoenix at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Alessandro Del Piero's first-half brace helped Sydney FC beat Wellington Phoenix in A-League action on Sunday.

Ali Abbas of Sydney FC celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal during the round 26 A-League match between Sydney FC and the Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium on April 6, 2014© Getty Images

The former Juventus striker gave the Sky Blues a two-goal cushion at the break, which was restored by Sebastian Ryall after Carlos Hernandez had pulled one back for Phoenix.

Ali Abbas soon increased the home side's winning margin as they strolled to three points against a side who are joint-bottom of the table at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Jeremy Brockie's foul in the box gave Del Piero the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot on 33 minutes, and the Italian legend soon added to his score with a second from a 20-yard free kick.

Wellington were awarded a spot kick of their own in the early stages of the second half, and Hernandez converted from 12 yards to threaten Sydney's lead, but for only 60 seconds.

Having already netted twice, Del Piero capped his man-of-the-match performance by providing Ryall with Sydney's third at the end of a smart passing move, and another goal followed four minutes later.

Abbas made the victory more emphatic by thumping in a 62nd-minute fourth with his left foot. The result sees Sydney climb above Newcastle Jets and into sixth in the table, while Wellington remain ninth.

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