Del Piero helps see Sydney through
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Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero laid on both goals as Sydney FC defeated Perth Glory 2-1 to clinch a play-off spot in Australia's A-League on Sunday.

Del Piero, who may be playing in his last season with the Sydneysiders, provided the assists for both goals to Terry Antonis and Richard Garcia. Garcia's stoppage-time winner after being put into the clear by Del Piero's defence-splitting pass lifted the Sky Blues to fifth spot and a knockout match against Melbourne Victory in Melbourne on Good Friday.

Defending champions Central Coast Mariners, who beat Brisbane Roar 2-0 on Saturday to finish third, will host Adelaide United in the other play-off next Saturday. Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers, who finished first and second on the final season standings, will skip the opening weekend of the playoffs and will play the winners on the following weekend.