THE death of Pierino Prati will have been met with appropriate sadness in Milan and Rome, but outside of Italy, there’s probably a lot of football fans who have never heard of him. He is part of a list of players who were on target in crucial games but their place in history has largely been overlooked. Prati was the last man to score a hat-trick in a UEFA European Cup/Champions League final, netting three against an emerging Ajax side in 1969 in Madrid. For that reason alone, Prati deserves the highest praise, but it should not be forgotten he was also a member of the 1970 Italian World Cup squad that finished runners-up to the mighty Brazil. Prati never got to take the…