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The 5 Minute Highlight Reel Of Andrea Pirlo's Testimonial Is A Must Watch

The 5 Minute Highlight Reel Of Andrea Pirlo's Testimonial Is A Must Watch

If you were a fan of 90's football then this match was a dream come true.

From the likes of Filippo Inzaghi, who managed to bag a hat-trick in the testimonial, to Francesco Totti, Clarence Seedorf and Alessandro Nesta - this game was filled to the brim with legends.

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Not to mention the fact that Christian Vieri, Gennaro Gattuso, Paolo Maldini and Luca Toni all played a part in the testimonial, as well as the only British representative, Frank Lampard, who played with the Andrea Pirlo during his time in New York.

Inzaghi, who was born offside, typically found the scoresheet three times in a 14 goal thriller, as the likes of Cafu and Francesco Totti ran rings around the opposition.

Sky Sports streamed the entire match online as millions around the world enjoyed perhaps the most star studded game of all time.

If you haven't seen the five minute highlight reel of the game, then I'd suggest you sit down with a hot beverage and watch the following clip:

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To put things into even more perspective, Gianluigi Buffon, Dida, Fabio Cannavaro, Paolo Maldini, Mauro Camoranesi and Rui Costa featured, while Roberto Baggio even made an appearance from the bench.

It was a dream spectacle for those watching from home.

Unfortunately we didn't really get to see the likes of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho strut their stuff, but we can't have everything.

Pirlo announce his retirement a few months during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, when he admitted that "the time has come":

"You realise that the time has come. Every day you have physical problems, you cannot train as you want because you always have some problem.

"At my age, that's enough. It's not that you can go on forever until the age of 50. I'll do something else.

"At 38, it's just right to give young players room. I'm not angry. Instead, I will give a hand to team-mates and to the coach."

Don't leave us just yet, Andrea.

Topics: Football News, Football, Andrea Pirlo, Legends, Testimonial, GAME

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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