Italian football legend Anastasi dies, aged 71

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Former Juventus striker Pietro Anastasi, who scored in Italy’s 1968 European Championship final victory over Yugoslavia, has died at the age of 71.

Pietro Anastasi died at the age of 71,” said the Italian champions Juventus in a statement.

Anastasi spent eight seasons with Juventus, playing in three league title winning teams.

In 1968, his dream of wearing the black and white jersey came true. Anastasi arrived in Turin on the back of a memorable season in Varese, and after having scored a historic goal for the Azzurri in the European final in Rome.

He scored 130 goals in 303 games during his stay before moving on to Inter Milan, Ascoli and Lugano where he ended his career in 1982.

Anastasi played 25 times for Italy and scored in the 2-0 victory over Yugoslavia in the 1968 European Championship final.

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