Saturday October 6 2012
Pato back with Milan brace

Alexandre Pato made his comeback for the Milan youth team today, scoring a brace in their 2-1 victory.

The Brazilian has not featured since pre-season due to a series of muscular problems that have kept him out of action for the best part of the last two years.

‘The Duck’ played 60 minutes in today’s Primavera youth team match, curling in two free kicks in their 2-1 win over Pro Vercelli.

As there are no reserve leagues in Serie A, players who are returning from injury tend to gain match fitness with the Primavera teams.

As there is a break for international duty next weekend, it is likely Pato will again play with the Primavera against Atalanta.

This should ensure he is ready to feature for the senior Milan squad against Lazio in a fortnight.

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