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Pirlo fit for Milan semi-final

Published: Thursday 1 May 2003, 22.38CET
AC Milan's Andrea Pirlo will be back for the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Internazionale FC.

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Published: Thursday 1 May 2003, 22.38CET

Pirlo fit for Milan semi-final

AC Milan's Andrea Pirlo will be back for the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Internazionale FC.
AC Milan's Italian international midfield player Andrea Pirlo has declared himself ready to return to the side in time for next Wednesday's UEFA Champions League derby semi-final against Internazionale FC.

Knee injury
Pirlo had been expected to miss the rest of the season after hurting his knee cap in the first leg of the quarter-final against AFC Ajax in Amsterdam. But the creative midfielder was back in full training on Thursday and said he expected to be ready for an earlier-than-expected return - with even Saturday's league game against Como Calcio a possibility.

Available for Saturday
"I feel better now. I have no more pain on my knee and fortunately I didn't need to undergo surgery," Pirlo told the club's website. "I think I'll be available for Saturday's game then the coach will decide whether he needs me against Inter."
Last updated: 02/05/03 13.29CET

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