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Vatican Secretary of State to attend Italian Cup final

Bertone supports Juventus, who face Napoli on Sunday

18 May, 13:43
Vatican Secretary of State to attend Italian Cup final (ANSA) - Rome, May 18 - Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone will be among the VIPs attending Sunday's Italian Cup final at Rome's Stadio Olimpico between Juventus and Napoli.

Bertone is a supporter of Turin soccer giants Juventus, who are seeking to complete a domestic double after winning this season's Serie A title.

Sunday's game will be Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero's last for the club, who have not renewed his contract.

The 37-year-old former Italy forward is the club's all-time top scorer with 290 goals. In 19 years in Turin he helped them to win six Serie A titles, an Italian Cup, a Champions League crown and an Intercontinental Cup and to return to the top flight after they were relegated in 2006 for involvement in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.