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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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Borini agent on Milan and Napoli

Aug 22 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Football Italia

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini’s agent opened the door to Napoli and Milan as Mario Balotelli un ...
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Aug 22 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: BBC Sport

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(Images) Mario Balotelli Arrives At Melwood For Liverpool Medical

Aug 22 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Deal looks imminent as Balotelli arrives. Read more about Balotelli to Liverpool. Mario Balotelli's move to Liverpool looks to be imminent, with images having emerged which appear to show the AC Milan striker arriving at the club's Melwood training ground to undergo a medical ahead of his prospective arrival. The maverick Italian is expected to join Brendan Rodgers' side in a £16m deal from the San Siro, and will be seen as the club ...
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AC Milan contact Roma for Balotelli replacement

Aug 22 2014 12:12pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

AC Milan vice-president has contacted Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini to ask the availability of striker Mattia Destro. The Rossoneri are on the hunt for a new frontman with Mario Balotelli set to move to Liverpool in a €20 million deal. According to Sky Sport Italia, Galliani has already moved to replace the former Manchester City frontman with the Giallorossi forward, and has made initial enquiries with Sabatini. Milan had initially put Porto’s Jackson Martinez as their number ...
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Balotelli arrives at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground

Aug 22 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Mario Balotelli has reportedly arrived at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground on Friday as his switch from AC Milan to the English club looks close to being completed. The 24-year-old will apparently finalise a €20 million deal with the Reds this weekend, though he may not be confirmed as a Liverpool player in time for their Premier League meeting with his former club Manchester City on Monday. According to Sky Sports UK, the Italian international landed in Liverpool on Friday afternoon and m ...
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AC Milan make enquiry for Chelsea midfielder

Aug 22 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

AC Milan have contacted Chelsea about the availability of midfielder Marco van Ginkel. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, while the Rossoneri are keen to add to their squad following Mario Balotelli’s departure to Liverpool. According to Sky Sport Italia, Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has contacted the Blues as he looks to take the Dutchman on loan for the season. Meanwhile van Ginkel’s agent Karel Jansen has also hinted the player m ...
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Balotelli won't disrupt Liverpool camp

Aug 22 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Brendan Rodgers insists no player will be allowed to disrupt Liverpool's team spirit as he prepares to sign Mario Bal ...
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PHOTO: Mario Balotelli Arrives At Liverpool Training Ground

Aug 22 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: insidefutbol

Follow @insidefutbol Friday, 22nd August, 2014 Mario Balotelli has arrived at Liverpool's training ground with his agent Mino Raiola ahead of sealing a move to the Reds. Liverpool have agreed a €20m fee for Balotelli with AC Milan and the striker has said his goodbyes to his team-mates in Ital ...
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10 Things Liverpool Should Put on Mario Balotelli's 'Code of Conduct'

Aug 22 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Mario Balotelli appears to be inching closer to a move to Liverpool, with the BBC reporting that he is set for a medical with the Premier League side.  The notoriously troublesome striker, however, might have his enthusiasm curbed by a special "Code of Conduct" agreement. According to The Guardian, the Italian striker will need to adhere to several stringent behavioural clauses during his time a ...
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Mourinho: I can only wish Balotelli the best at Liverpool

Aug 22 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has denied to comment on Mario Balotelli’s pending transfer from AC Milan to Liverpool but still wished his former player good luck ahead of his new journey. The 24-year-old is reportedly set to finalise a deal with the Reds for a fee of around €20 million in the coming days and the tactician, who developed a friendship with the striker during his stint as Inter coach from 2008-10, would only give the Italian international his best wishes for the future. Mourinho sp ...
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