Kaka ready for Milan date
Real Madrid playmaker Kaka is looking forward to playing against former club AC Milan for the first time.
Last Updated: 20/10/09 3:06pm
Real Madrid playmaker Kaka is looking forward to playing against former club AC Milan for the first time since his summer move.
The Brazilian left Milan for Real during the close season and the two European giants will meet at the Santiago Bernabeu in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
Kaka admits it will be the first time he has faced one of his old teams and he is focused on securing another victory for Real.
"For me it's the first time in my career that I will play against an ex club," said Kaka.
"It's a new thing for me, but I am professional and now I play for Real Madrid and I will give my all."
The Spanish giants will welcome back Alvaro Arbeloa and Lassana Diarra for the game, but midfielder Guti is not yet in peak condition.
Real coach Manuel Pellegrini said: "Guti has an ankle problem that is preventing him from being at 100 per cent.
"Arbeloa is in good condition despite being still in the recovery phase and Lass has no problems."
Pellegrini, however, will be without Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Fernando Gago and Christoph Metzelder for the Group C encounter.
Milan, meanwhile, head to the Spanish capital without goalkeeper Marco Storari and midfielder Gennaro Gattuso due to thigh and knee injuries respectively.