LITESPORT 42 Thursday, 22 October 2009 London Lite LAMPS ALWAYSTerryknew Lampard wouldstart scoringthe goalsagain by geoff teather Raul humbled as Pato shows hes the Real deal ALEXANDRE PATO hailed his matchwinning performance in AC Milans 3-2 win over Real Madrid as the greatest moment of his career. The 20-year-old Brazil striker scored twice as the struggling Italian giants kickstarted their season with a 3-2 win in the Bernabeu. Leonardos mega-stars are languishing in eighth place in Serie A but grabbed top spot in Group C courtesy of Patos 88th minute volley. Milan trailed early on after error- prone goalkeeper Dida gifted Raul the opener, but a long range strike from Andrea Pirlo and a predatory Pato strike turned the game on its head in the second half. Royston Drenthe levelled matters 13 minutes from time, but Patos even later intervention sealed a vital win. Im very happy because Milan played very well. A great win arrived today and these are three important points, declared the Brazilian. Im happy, I play in a great team like Milan who tonight lived a very special evening. Elsewhere, Bordeaux head Group A after a 2-1 home win over Bayern Munich, with Juventus a point back after they squeaked past Maccabi Haifa thanks to Giorgio Chiellinis header. Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh is to hold disciplinary talks with Brazilian striker Grafite for the second time in a week after he was shown the red card in their goalless Group B draw with Besiktas. We will have to talk about it because he shouldnt be doing something like that, said Veh, whose side trail Manchester United by five points.Pat on the back: Pato fires home a late winner for Milan Inbrief France robbed of star Ribery lMIDFIELDER Franck Ribery looks set to miss Frances World Cup play-offs against Republic of Ireland next month with a knee injury. The Bayern Munich star is likely to be sidelined for a month after consulting professor Jean- Henri Jaeger in Strasbourg. The doctor confirmed the 26-year- old has tendinitis. France assistant coach Alain Boghossian said: For me, Franck is practically out of the play-offs. Grimsby go in search of Hope lTHE FA have dismissed suggestions that England womens team coach Hope Powell is a contender for the managerial vacancy at League Two strugglers Grimsby Town. Mike Newell was sacked as boss on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Rochdale last weekend. An FA spokesman said: The FA have not had an approach from Grimsby or any other club. We dont know where this came from but theres no truth in it. Aquilanis 15 minutes of fame lITALIAN midfielder Alberto Aquilani played for 15 minutes on Wednesday night in his long- awaited Liverpool debut. The 20m signing from Roma was on the bench for the reserves home match with Sunderland at Tranmeres Prenton Park. But all eyes, including those of co-owner George Gillett, were on Aquilani, who replaced Swedish winger Alex Kacaniklic in the 75th minute. Ailing Chester on the brink lCHESTER face expulsion from the Conference for the non- payment of football creditors. The club has been placed under a player embargo and if they dont pay creditors by 26 October, they will be thrown out. City went into administration shortly after their relegation from the Football League last season and are bottom of the Blue Square Premier after kicking-off with a 25-point deduction. Storrie wants a happy ending lPORTSMOUTH chief executive Peter Storrie vowed to clear his name today as he faces allegations of tax evasion. Prosecutors at HM Revenue and Customs were privately preparing to formally charge Storrie after an official letter warning of the impending prosecution was sent to his legal team. But Storrie has issued a statement insisting he will defend himself in the strongest possible terms. chelsea ..................4 aTleTIcO MaDRID...0 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D chaMPIONs leaGUe ROUND-UP CHELSEA captain John Terry says he has been mystified by the furore sur- roundingFrankLampardsgoaldrought and always knew the midfielder would start scoring again. Lampard netted the Blues third against Atletico Madrid last night end- ingaten-gameduckforclubandcountry to give Chelsea a perfect three-out-of- three start to their Champions League campaign and Terry was thrilled to see his team-mate find the net. He said: Its brilliant to see him score again. You could see by the celebrations with the players all surrounding him what it meant. Its great for him to get off the mark after two months without a goal. When he gets one, they all seem tocomealongafterthat.Hopefullythats the start of many more to come. Lampards strike was his 133rd Chel- sea goal which sees him overtake the legendary Jimmy Greaves record for the club. Hes one of the best finishers from outside the box Ive come across, said Terry. Franks a top player whatever and hell always find space to get in the right positions at the right time. Its something he does naturally. While Lampard had a good reason to celebrate at the final whistle, Terry was takingsatisfactionfromseeingtheteam keep a clean sheet. It looked unlikely in the opening min- utes as Diego Forlan and Sergio Aguero went close, but all the set-pieces were defended with more assurance than at Villalastweekend.Significantly,Ricardo Carvalhohadbeendroppedtothebench, with the more physical Branislav Ivanovictakinghisplaceandtherewere no signs of him being brushed aside. It meant once Salomon Kalou had scored either side of half-time the game was effectively over, with Lampards strike and a Luis Perea own goal adding a welcome gloss. At Villa Park, Terry was shown con- torting with rage at his team-mates failings. He said: Its just one of those things. You go through a season and youre going to concede from set-pieces or whatever. I think the more you speak about it, the more worried you are going to get. lChelsea last night asked sports high- est court to freeze the 16-month transfer H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html