Pato scores twice in Primavera friendly win

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ALEXANDRE PATO’S recovery is going well as he found the net twice earlier on Saturday.

Pato is back and fit but far from 100%. In fact, the Duck hasn’t featured for Milan since the Champions League clash against FC Barcelona in April 2012 but he’s back in training and even played a game today.

The 23-year-old played with Aldo Dolcetti’s Primavera team on Saturday against Pro Vercelli’s Primavera side. Pato started in attack, while Gabriel and Adria Carmona (who returned from injury) also played.

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Pato looked rusty and a bit lost throughout big spells of the game as it’s his first game since the friendly with the Brazilian national team in which he scored twice. It took Pato 38 minutes to find the back of the net, thanks to a great free-kick. Three minutes into the second half, Pato scored – once again it was a free-kick.

Pro Vercelli managed to score in the 55′ minute, beating Andrenacci, who replaced Gabriel – who had an excellent half – on half time. “It’s a pleasure for me to play with the Primavera. They’re great guys and I’m happy to be at Milan,” Gabriel said to Sportitalia. “I’m working on becoming a starter for Milan. It has been my objective ever since I came here. The derby is an important match and I hope that Milan will win it.”

Pato was replaced in the 63′ minute and his recovery continues. He will obviously not play in the derby tomorrow but will surely be there tomorrow with the fans to cheer for the Rossoneri at Stadio San Siro.

Milan won 2-1 (above: a video of Pato being replaced by Andrea Petagna today). The 11 players Dolcetti started: Gabriel, Bastone, Tamas, Lucarini, Piccinocchi, Pinato, Bortoli, Cristante, Pato, Carmona, De Feo.

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Gambit

I saw the match also and like Meytar said, he didnt play that well. I am really happy with his 2 goals, now we have more player that can take a freekick!

bobsaget

How was Carmona?

stanbenedict

Sound good, though not too good cos I’ll like him 100%

TWF

Pato needs to forget his love story with barbara and start focusing on football. The best four in attack are: bojan (CAM), robinho (RW), pato (ST) and SES (LM). Forget about KPB. I am sick with this visionless and useless skills as a CAM

Gambit

Bojan great? I prefer Pazzini over him.

Omer

i prefer bojan over pazzini

arya

me too i think bojan, robinho , el shaarawy behind pato is a fantastic quartet but i think bojan should play RW and robinho as the playmaker with el shaarawy at LW

arya

now we have a new free kick taker
simple class those 2 goals were
maybe he didn’t play so well but he looked a class above everyone on the pitch

bobsaget

Rumors say that Milan may try a trade for Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia, using Alberto Paloschi.

milanfan

im all for it. dont see much in paloschi, to be honest, while we need a good defender. btw other rumours say we’ll bid for yanga mbiwa again in january with 8mil

arya

hopefully we will get benatia and yanga mbiwa they are both extremely talented centre backs but i dont mind keeping zapata and selling mexes also yepes will leave
but the yanga mbiwa problem is montpellier’s presient who has said he will not leave in january but we will see

R kenny

Great 2 see u back welcome.

natti

its nice to see we have a free kick taker in the team now 😀 he and emanuelson !!!! vai pato forza milan .. hope carmona did well and impressed allegri i want to see carmona more with the first team .. hope he gives him a chance in the coppa italia with christante

sulexdinho pato

click here and see a genius carmona …..the boy is a genius..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXCd3SH8DXM

Rico

this time pato should be integrated slowly to the first team…our future looks very good we just need time, confidence and the support of all the fans…i hope all the fans realize this and start again to buy tickets and visit the matches

isaiah don shevy

welcome back pato atleast u gave elshararry is opputornity to shine come and mak it hapen 4milan.pato/SES is goal robinho/bojan is dribble prince/pazzini is lose ball nocerino/ambro is yellor card

Shenko Gh

The “Duck” is really back with a bang and with him and the “Little Pharouh”aka SES92, we would be whipping every team.# Forza Patooooooooooooooo!!!

Milanista121

Great news, bravo Pato, this is the way Pato should be handled back and he should be fit for fight against Lazio,
Forza Milan!