GIORGIO CHIELLINI was given a standing ovation by Juventus fans as he made an emotional farewell to the club.
The Italian will leave the Old Lady at the end of the season after a 17-year stint in Turin.
Giorgio Chiellini waves goodbye to Juventus fans after 17 years at the clubCredit: Getty
Striker Paulo Dybala also made an emotional farewell in Monday’s match against LazioCredit: REUTERS
The pair embraced after the final whistleCredit: REUTERS
And Juve boss Massimo Allegri made sure to give the club legend a special send-off in the first half of their final home game of the season against Lazio.
In the 17th minute, Chiellini’s name came up on the substitutes’ board – prompting a wave of applause from the Allianz Stadium faithful.
The entire stadium rose to their feet to give the Italy international a standing ovation.
Fans shouted Chiellini’s name as the stadium announcer called his substitution.
An emotional Chiellini soaked up the incredible reception from fans before gesturing to them as he made his way off the pitch.
The battle-weathered defender – who was also being applauded by Lazio players – embraced the majority of his team-mates as he walked to the touchline.
Juve’s final home match of the season also brought about the end of Paulo Dybala‘s seven-year stint with the Serie A giants.
The Argentina international is set to leave the Turin titans when his contract expires at the end of the season.
And he was overcome with emotion as the team did a lap of honour after the final whistle, breaking into a flood of tears.
Leonardo Bonnuci gave the soon-to-be free agent a pep talk as he tried to hold back the tears.
Dybala’s team-mates allowed him a moment to say goodbye to the fans, standing back in a line as he walked towards and gestured at one of the stands.
An emotional Dybala announced his Juventus departure on Twitter last weekend, writing: “Tomorrow will be my last match with this shirt, it’s hard to imagine, but it will be our last farewell.
“It will not be easy, but I will enter the field with a smile and with my head held high, knowing that I have given everything for you.
“It is difficult to find the right words to greet you, there are so many years and so many emotions involved, all together.
“I thought we would be together even more years, but fate puts us on different paths.
I will never forget everything you made me experience, every game, every goal.
“With you, I grew up, I learned, I lived and I dreamed.”