Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pato still feels pain and is out of the game against Manchester

Pato has not recovered in time to face Manchester United tonight as he still feels pain in his right leg. Pato was included in the squad and also travelled with the team to Manchester but the recovery has not gone as planned.

The decision was made between doctors, player and coaching staff. Pato only ran on Tuesday at Old Trafford and was not confident to take the field.

With Pato’s absence, this gives room for David Beckham to take his place.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pato will play against Manchester United

Good news from the Milan camp that Pato will feature against Manchester United next Wednesday. However, he will miss the game against Roma this weekend as a precaution.

Pato limped off the field after scoring two goals against Atalanta. What looked like a serious injury has now been diagnosed as a muscle strain.

Milan need to win by two goals if they want to advance to the next round of the Champions League.

Monday, March 1, 2010

AC Milan vs Atalanta Highlights

Pato injured during game against Atalanta

Pato scored two goals during the win against Atalanta tonight but had to leave the game at the 80th minute after pulling a muscle. It is still unknown exactly what the injury is but it looked quite bad and he is now likely to miss the Champions League clash against Manchester United.

“We will have to wait 24 to 48 hours before knowing the extent of the injury,” said Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Pato was out for a few months this season due to an adductor injury and coach Leonardo fears that it might be the same problem.

“We have to see what type of injury he’s suffered but it’s true that his last injury was to an adductor so that is a little worry,” coach Leonardo told Sky Italia

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fiorentina vs AC Milan Highlights

Pato Keeps Milan’s Title Hopes Alive

Fiorentina hosted Milan tonight and it was a game that both needed to win. Milan needed the points to edge closer to Inter but it was Fiorentina who went ahead early with a goal from Gilardino. The former Milan player was in the right place at the right time, after Stevan Jovetic shot found Gilardino for the easy tap in.

It was no surprise that Milan wanted to win the game as they kept attacking but were unable to find a goal. It was not until the 81st minute when substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar linked up with Ronadinho to strike a shot past Sebastian Frey to level the game.

La Viola had a chance to win the game but a penalty appeal was waved off by the referee and then four minutes from time Vargus fired a shot from distance forcing Abbiati to make an excellent save.

In injury time, it looked like both team were going to walk away with a point each but it was Ronaldinho’s magic that created a goal scoring opportunity for Pato, who made no mistakes and fired it between Frey’s legs to give Milan all the points.

Milan are now only 4 points behind Inter and will face Atalanta and Roma next.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bari vs AC Milan Highlights

Pato knows he needs to do well with Milan to get to the World Cup

Alexandre Pato scored Milan’s second goal against Bari to secure the much needed 3 points. With Inter being clear favourites to take the Scudetto and Roma fighting for second, Pato has stated that Milan are not thinking about the other teams.

“We are only thinking about ourselves and our work,” said Pato after the match.

“Trying to catch Roma and Inter do not interest us. We are all united at this time, and want to win, and only win.”

Pato has been left put of the Brazilian Team once again as they face Ireland in a friendly in March. However, Pato knows that he needs to do well with Milan if he wants to secure a spot in the World Cup.

“I am not totally thinking about playing for Brazil at the World Cup. I have to keep on doing my best and playing well with Milan,” Pato concluded.

Friday, February 12, 2010

AC Milan vs Udinese Highlights

Pato scores on his return

After coming on as a substitute for the injured Mancini, Pato wasted no time in getting back on the scoresheet.

A brilliant no look pass from Ronaldinho was chested down by Pato. Pato made no mistake despite a last effort tackle from the defender as he put Milan upfront by two goals.

This is great news for Milan and the fans as Pato although not 100 per cent still looked threatening. He is still a little bit short of match fitness but come Tuesday he should be ready to play from the start.

Pato back after two months out due to injury

After being out for almost two months with a muscle problem, Pato returns against Udinese tonight. The Duck no longer feels pain in his right thigh but since being injured he has lost part of his fitness. Therefore, Leonardo’s plan is to start Pato on the bench and then introduce him in the second half.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pato says that his Milan team-mates want a return to the Selecao

Alexandre Pato has returned home to Brazil to spend the next eight days to receive treatment for his injured thigh. The physiotherapy sessions will occur daily as Pato tries to recover as quick as possible. This is not the first time a Milan player has returned to Brazil for treatment. Ronaldo did this in 2007 and same as Kaka in 2009.

During a press conference that Pato held in Beira-Rio, the main talk was the return of Pato and Ronaldinho to the Selecao.

“We want to return to the Selecao. I, Ronaldinho and Thiago Silva…..everyone wants to return. Ronaldinho is happy, Thiago is very well. We need to unite and bring good results for Milan. Depending on the job at the club, we make our chances. I’m happy at Milan, I want to play again. heal the injury and have a new chance at the Selecao. I prefer to talk about the Selecao when I’m in it,” stated Pato.

It was difficult to avoid the subject, especially as the World Cup is just around the corner.

“Ronaldinho does not surprise me, he has always been number one and is making a major championship. We are happy for him. With what he is doing we have chances to win the Champions League and Serie A. I hope he can help me score goals and return to the Selecao,” said Pato.

Pato has been ruled out of thsi Sunday’s derby against Inter but the new goal is to return for the first leg against Manchester United.

“I want to go 100% but I will not risk it if it still hurts. I want to work enough until the game against Manchester,” explained Pato.

Back at the place where he first started. Pato expresses his love for the people and the club that he was first with when he was only 11 years old.

“I am very happy to be here and have been received by all with open arms, so that I can treat and heal faster. happy to be back where I started, the place that led me to Milan. I am very grateful to Internacional,” expressed Pato.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pato still injured

Alexandre Pato will sit out of tomorrows clash against Siena. Pato suffered a thigh injury just before the game against Genoa on 6th January.

During training yesterday, the problem flared up again and sources have confirmed that he will miss the game tomorrow.

David Beckham has been in place for the injured Pato and tomorrow looks no differen,t as Beckham has been doing exceptionally well since joining Milan this year.