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Monday February 28 2011
Pato snubs title for Juventus

Milan's Alexandre Pato has sidelined talk of the Scudetto after beating Napoli. "We're just thinking about Juventus."

The Brazilian inspired the Rossoneri to a 3-0 victory over the Azzurri at the Meazza this evening with a sparkling individual second half display.

Although the victory saw them move five points clear of Inter and six ahead of Napoli, Pato is not getting overly excited.

"We're not thinking about the Scudetto," said the Brazilian who won a penalty, set up the second and slotted home the third. "We're focused on our next game against Juventus."

The two giants meet on Saturday night in Turin in a tie that Milan will start as favourites, especially given Juve's woeful form.

"I like playing in this team," Pato continued. "There are great champions here, but they are not teammates, they are my brothers.

"I'm happy that we played a great game.

"I always want to play, but the Coach makes the decisions which he thinks are best for the team and I know I have to work hard."

Pato started the game at a very wet Meazza alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho. Antonio Cassano remained on the bench throughout.

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