Alexandre Pato showed just why Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly so keen to sign him by scoring the only goal of the game as AC Milan defeated the Ligue 1 leaders 1-0 in their friendly clash in Dubai on Wednesday.
The Brazilian forward netted for the Rossoneri after just four minutes of play and although Nene twice hit the woodwork for their French opponents, the Italian champions held on to claim a narrow win in what was former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first game in charge of PSG.
On the eve of the game it was reported that the Parisians were readying a €38 million bid for Pato and he wasted little time in underlining his class by slotting home after good work from strike partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Milan nearly doubled their advantage on 17 minutes but Antonio Nocerino saw his overhead volley come back off the top of the crossbar.
However, PSG, who played a 4-3-2-1 system, had the better of the second period and Nene twice went agonisingly close to drawing his side level only to be denied by the woodwork and also had a seemingly good goal disallowed after finding the back of the net directly from a corner.