While unhappy with defeat to Inter, AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with the performances of Alexandre Pato and Ronaldinho.

Pato scored late on to set up a very tense finale, but the Rossoneri were unable to equalise.

"He has to keep playing like this and is destined to become one of the best strikers in the world," said Ancelotti.

Ronaldinho was particularly inspired in Kaka's absence, ending a run of poor performances and spells on the bench.

"He is back to his usual levels, the way he was playing in the first half of the season, and was always in the thick of the action."