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Brilliant debut for Milan's 'Ka-Pa-Ro'
by Paul Kennedy, January 14th, 2008 7AM

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[ITALY/VIDEO] Pato Alexandre, AC Milan's 18-year-old Brazilian, lived up to his billing as he scored in his Italian Serie A debut and led Milan to a 5-2 victory over Napoli Sunday for its first win at home of the league season.

For weeks, the Italian media have been salivating about the new Milan trio -- Ka-Pa-Ro -- after Brazilians Kaka, Pato and Ronaldo -- and they combined for four of the five goals.

In its previous seven league matches - five draws and two defeats - Milan managed just three goals, they matched that mark just 30 seconds into the second half against Napoli.

With Milan short on strikers, Coach Carlo Ancelotti gave Pato a start in his first game eligible for Milan, and Ronaldo was only playing his second game of the season.

Ronaldo scored after the first quarter of an hour and added a second goal at the start of the second half. Pato was twice denied by Napoli keeper Gennaro Iezzo in the first half -- Clarence Seedorf scored Milan's second goal off a rebound on Iezzo's second stop -- before finally beating Iezzo on a breakaway in the 74th minute.

Minutes earlier, Kaka scored from the edge of the box for his first Serie A goal since October.

 



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