Past It? Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney FC) floats an awful free-kick into Row Z from 30 metres v Mariners

The Alex Del Piero honeymoon period is very much over Down Under.

The veteran 2006 World Champions is going through a bit of a dry patch for Sydney FC, and looks short of match sharpness.

Last week, he suffered the ignominy of being subbed off as a marquee player in the Sydney derby, and the free-kick below has been about the height of his contribution against the Central Coast Mariners today.

Del Piero took a long run-up, shaped to bend it, but completely shanked his kick, which floated harmlessy into the sky and finished somewhere near row Z.

Erm….getting a bit past it?

Alessandro del Piero