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Balotelli scores winner for Italy against Mexico
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Balotelli scores winner for Italy against Mexico

Jun 17 2013, 2:10am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Mario Balotelli struck a 77th-minute winner as Italy began their Confederations Cup football campaign with 2-1 victory over Mexico here at the packed Maracana Stadium.

Rio de Janeiro, June 17 — Mario Balotelli struck a 77th-minute winner as Italy began their Confederations Cup football campaign with 2-1 victory over Mexico here at the packed Maracana Stadium. On...

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Balotelli scores winner for Italy against Mexico

Jun 17 2013, 2:10am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Mario Balotelli struck a 77th-minute winner as Italy began their Confederations Cup football campaign with 2-1 victory over Mexico here at the packed Maracana Stadium.

Rio de Janeiro, June 17 — Mario Balotelli struck a 77th-minute winner as Italy began their Confederations Cup football campaign with 2-1 victory over Mexico here at the packed Maracana Stadium.

On Sunday night in front of 70,000 fans at the Maracana, Balotelli ran onto Emanuele Giaccherini's delicate lob to slide the ball in between two defenders and goalkeeper Jose Corona, reports Xinhua.

Andrea Pirlo, in his 100th international appearance, scored Italy's first in the 27th minute by thumping a 25-meter free-kick that curled into the top-left corner.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez equalized seven minutes later, coolly converting a penalty after Giovani dos Santos was brought down by Andrea Barzagli.

Italy dominated the early possession in front of more than 70,000 fans at the Maracana stadium.

Balotelli was the protagonist with three shots on goal in the first 10 minutes.

The AC Milan forward's deft chip that narrowly flew over the crossbar was followed by two firmly struck attempts that were kept out by Corona.

Mexico responded by threatening on the counterattack and Andres Guardado was unlucky not to put his side ahead when his fizzing drive ricocheted off the crossbar.

Italy continued to assert their authority in the second half with Pirlo and, in particular, Giaccherini causing problems for Mexico's defence with his pace and vision.

Second-half substitute Raul Jimenez had a chance to equalize in injury time but his low shot from the edge of the area was parried clear by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

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REVEALED: Liverpool striker Balotelli swapped shirts with Hull player

Oct 25 2014 7:01pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with a Hull City player after yesterday's 0-0 draw. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guid ...
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Liverpool boss Rodgers happy to give Balotelli full 90

Oct 25 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will stand by Mario Balotelli after their 0-0 draw with Hull City. The Italian saw a full 90, but drew another blank. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines ...
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Hull boss Bruce slams Balotelli moaners: He was Liverpool's best player!

Oct 25 2014 6:59pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Hull City boss Steve Bruce was full of praise for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli after yesterday's 0-0 draw. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines read mor ...
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Expected Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Newcastle United: Harry Kane Set For First Premier League Start Of The Season

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Predicted Spurs starting XI for Newcastle clash. Tottenham Hotspur started their run of three home games in six days with a 5-1 win over Asteras Tripolis on Thursday night. As usual for a Europa League game, head coach Mauricio Pochettino made a host of changes. One of those changes saw England Under-21 international Harry Kane come into the side. He stole the show at White Hart Lane, scoring his first ever senior ...
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Lovely Ludivine looks low after ex Arsenal star Bacary is left-out of City’s Hammers humbling.Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna spent yet another miserable 90 minutes on Manchester City’s bench on Saturday afternoon.Bacary was an unused substitute in City’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham United.Ludivine Sagna, Bacary’s wife, was also sad on Saturday.She uploaded the below sulky selfie to Instagram shortly aft ...
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Liverpool Considering Huge £25m Move For In-Form Englishman To Replace Misfiring Balotelli

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Reds weighing up January move for striker Saido Berahino. Liverpool are contemplating making a January move for in-form striker Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion, report the Mail, despite the fact that the West Midlands club rate their prized asset at around £25 million and are unlikely to sell him without a fight. SEE MORE: Golden Boy 2014 nominees Ten things you didn't know about Ronaldo Burnley v Everton: Live streaming guide and Premier League ...
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(Image) Cesc Fabregas’s Toned Girlfriend Daniella Semaan Demonstrates How To Look Good While Working Out

Oct 25 2014 5:27pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Chelsea WAG Daniella Semaan, girlfriend of former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, was put through her paces by a personal trainer on Saturday.Daniella looked great during her workout, as you can see in the photo below.SEE ALSO: (Image) Liverpool Fans Swap Mario Balotelli Shirts On Mass Outside Anfield. Man United Vs Chelsea WAGs Photo Special: 50 Stunning Pictures Chelsea Don’t Need Transfers: Incredibl ...
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Stan Collymore column: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli is being bullied and it has to stop

Oct 25 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Mirror Football

The People columnist and former Anfield striker sticks up for the misfiring Anfield forward - and says former players are being 'too nasty' for his li ...
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Liverpool 'whipping boy' Mario Balotelli was their best player against us says Hull boss Bruce

Oct 25 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Mirror Football

Controversial Italian striker missed a golden chance to open his Premier League account for the Reds in dying moments of go ...
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Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers Launches Defence Of ‘Unlucky’ Balotelli After Another Blank

Oct 25 2014 4:41pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Balotelli started upfront as his side were frustrated and held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended misfiring striker Mario Balotelli once again, report the Mirror, despite the Italian drawing yet another blank in the Reds' frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Hull City in the Premier League this afternoon. SEE MORE: Golden Boy 2014 nominees Ten things you ...
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