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The Pato Goal
March 28th, 2008 6:30AM

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[VIDEO] Alexandre Pato's spectacular goal -- a curling shot from near the sideline -- gave Brazil a 1-0 win over Sweden on Wednesday and has Brazilians comparing the 18-year-old to Pele and Ronaldo. Pato's goal came 12 minutes into his debut. Pele scored 32 minutes into his debut, against Argentina, in 1957. Ronaldo hit the net after 51 minutes against Iceland in 1994 in his national team debut.

Click HERE for video of Pato's goal against Sweden.

"It's always nice to get off to a good start," Pato said in the postgame interview.



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