Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Brilliant debut for Milan's 'Ka-Pa-Ro'
by Paul Kennedy, January 14th, 2008 7AM

TAGS:  italy


[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.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS: Lots at stake in Wednesday's games    
There's an abbreviated MLS schedule this week for the FIFA international window with two games on ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 5    
Canada, which has not qualified for the Olympic men's soccer tournament since 1984, moved into Saturday's ...
Three Takeaways from USA-Panama Olympic qualifier    
The USA had already clinched first place in Group A of the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament ...
TV Report: NWSL viewers up for final, down for season    
The NWSL final won by FC Kansas City over regular-season champion Seattle averaged 167,000 viewers, the ...
Landon Donovan wants Klinsmann to be held accountable    
The conventional wisdom is that Jurgen Klinsmann's job is not on the line if the USA ...
Offseason: NWSL Thorns send five players on loan overseas    
The Portland Thorns loaned defenders Steph Catley (Melbourne City FC), Kendall Johnson (Western Sydney Wanderers) and ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"Certainly when you talk about the United States in a bigger way, one of the beautiful ...
Video Pick: Brazilian mascot loses his head     
O Vovo ("Grandpa"), the mascot of Brazilian second division club Ceara, apparently doesn't get that his ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"Jurgen said many times he wants our players to feel pressure. ... Well, the same holds ...
What They're Saying: Roy Keane     
"Yes, why wouldn't he be? He didn’t have the baby. Unless he's breastfeeding he should be ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives