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Del Piero magic gives Juve famous victory

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  • Juventus win 2-0 at Real Madrid to qualify from Champions League Group H
  • Veteran striker Alessandro del Piero nets both goals to seal Juve's passage
  • Zenit St Petersburg keep alive their hopes with a 2-0 victory at BATE Borisov
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(CNN) -- Veteran forward Alessandro del Piero turned back the clock to score two superb goals as Juventus beat Real Madrid 2-0 at the Bernabeu to secure qualification from Champions League Group H.

Del Piero is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the opening goal in Juve's 2-0 victory in Madrid.

The 33-year-old netted a long-range double, one in each half, to give the Italian giants 10 points from their four matches.

Del Piero, who also scored in Juve's' 2-1 success over Madrid in Turin two weeks ago, netted the opener in the 17th minute with a curling left-foot special past goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

The Italian international then capped Juventus' first success in the Spanish capital in 46 years by scoring from a trademark free-kick in the 67th minute for his 43rd Champions League goal -- although Casillas' defensive wall looked to be poorly positioned.

Real were out of sorts throughout the game, although Sergio Ramos missed a guilt-edged chance when volleying over with the goal at his mercy in the 23rd minute.

In the second half, Real coach Bernd Schuster was furious that two penalty appeals, for fouls on Ruud van Nistelrooy and then Raul, were waved away.

Del Piero nearly capped an incredible display with a hat-trick, but his shot in the dying minutes crept just wide.

New Argentina coach Diego Maradona was in the stands running the rule over some of his countrymen in action.

"I'm pleased to have scored in front of Maradona. I hope Diego comes to watch us play more often," Italian Del Piero said.

The result leaves Real Madrid four points adrift in second place with six points, and they are now looking over their shoulder at Zenit St Petersburg, who won 2-0 at Belarus champions BATE Borisov to keep alive their qualification hopes.

Zenit scored first in the 34th minute when Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak lifted the ball over goalkeeper Sergei Veremko after a diagonal through pass from midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov.

Zenit then withstood a period of pressure until midfielder Danny skipped past two defenders and drilled a low, left-footed shot past Veremko in the fourth minute of injury time.

Zenit defender Sebastian Puygrenier was sent off in the 73rd minute for a second bookable offense after a late tackle on Vitaly Rodionov.

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