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Saturday September 7 2013
Kaka joy at Milan 'debut'

Kaka wore the captain’s armband and provided an assist on his Milan comeback, a 4-0 friendly win over Chiasso. “I’ve learned a lot.”

The Brazilian completed his transfer on deadline day and pulled on the Rossoneri jersey for the first time since moving to Real Madrid in June 2009.

“Milan looked very good and it was a pleasure to play today,” he told Mediaset Premium at half-time.

“I am lacking a little bit of match fitness and we need to improve, but we have what it takes to do that. At the age of 31 I learned a lot, as now I can choose my passes better and make fewer mistakes.”

Ricky Kaka was handed the captain’s armband by Marco Amelia and played in the trequartista role behind Robinho and Alessandro Matri. The captain for Swiss side Chiasso was ex-Milan star Gianluca Zambrotta.

It took just seven minutes to make an impact, as Antonio Nocerino ran on to Kaka’s through ball to scuff a right-foot shot into the net.

Robinho should’ve made more of another Kaka pass before Matias Silvestre rose to nod in a corner.

Matri hit the woodwork with his header, then before the break Matri deflected Nocerino’s effort to set up a Robinho tap-in.

Kaka went off at half-time, but Milan added to their tally with Riccardo Saponara following up a parried Claveria effort.

Chiasso 0-4 Milan

Scorers: Nocerino 7 (M), Silvestre 23 (M), Robinho 40 (M), Saponara 86 (M)

Milan: Amelia; Zaccardo, Mexes (Vergara 46), Silvestre (Pedone 61), Emanuelson (Pinato 46); Nocerino (Rondanini 78), De Jong (Poli 46), Muntari (Modic 46); Kaka (Niang 46); Robinho (Saponara 61), Matri (Claveria 74)

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