Previous
Leicester City
Liverpool
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
West Ham United
Bolton Wanderers
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Barnsley
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Schalke 04
Bayern Munich
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Bologna
Internazionale
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Partick Thistle
Rangers
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Australia
Brazil
3
2
FT
Game Details
United States
New Zealand
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
Shandong Luneng Taishan
0
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Trending: Ronaldo set for La Liga return

Latest
Read
Home UnitedHome United
Albirex NiigataAlbirex Niigata
1
1
FT
Game Details

Season starts now for Everton

Everton
Read

The most powerful American in world soccer

ESPN FC & Howler
Read
AustraliaAustralia
BrazilBrazil
3
2
FT
Game Details
By ESPN Staff

Milan youngster Pato hails Ronaldinho signing

MILAN, July 20 (Serie A) - AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato believes Ronaldinho's arrival at the San Siro will turn the Rossoneri into world beaters.

Ronaldinho finally completed his long-awaited switch to the Serie A giants on Thursday, training with the team for the first time the following day.

Milan are hoping to bounce back from last season's disappointing campaign where they finished fifth, a result that saw them miss out on a Champions League spot, and Pato feels that with Ronaldinho on board they will sweep all before them.

'We will try to win the Scudetto and now that Ronaldinho has arrived we can win everything,' Pato told Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport.

'We will fight for the UEFA Cup and for the Copa Italia, even though the league is our first priority.'

Ronaldinho's arrival has generated a wave of excitement which the Italian media are dubbing 'Dinho mania'.

Thousands of spectators gathered outside Milan's training ground in the hope of catching a glimpse of the new signing on Wednesday, while 40,000 fans turned up to the San Siro 24 hours later for his presentation ceremony.

Such fan fervour does not surprise Pato, who is used to the affection afforded to his fellow Brazilian in his home country.

'Dinho deserves this welcome because he is one of the great ones, a phenomenon,' added the 18-year-old.

'I grew up in Porto Alegre and Ronaldinho was born there, In the city all they talk about is that he is a legend.

'I dream about arriving at his level. He has brought to Milan much happiness, he plays while smiling and that is his secret.'

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.