Pato set to face Barca
Brazil international could play a key role for AC in crucial game
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: March 31, 2012 1:35pm
Alexandre Pato: AC Milan striker is back in training after month out
AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato will be available for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.
The Brazilian forward has not played for a month and recently travelled to America to undergo tests designed to find out why he gets so many muscular problems.
Pato returned to training on Thursday and Milan's medical staff co-ordinator Jean Pierre Meersseman believes he is ready to play.
When asked if the forward could be available for the important clash next week, he said: "Can he play against Barcelona? He's ready and he will be at the coach's disposal."
He added: "Pato feels good and I say in America we found some of the answers we were looking for."