What a revelation Mario Balotelli has been for AC Milan so far? From a troubled season at Manchester City to an impressive start to his second coming to Italy, a remarkable turn around from the Super Mario.
The Italian International has been wearing a new pair of Nike boots since he first debuted for Milan. The boots have been engraved with the names of Balotelli’s foster parents: Franco and Silvia (His foster father’s actual name is Francesco). In his first two matches for Milan against Udinese and Cagliari he scored 3 goals and last night added one more to his tally with a brilliant free kick.
AC Milan hosted mid-table Parma last night and the hosts won the game 2-1. Balotelli’s thumping drive past Parma keeper Nicola Pavarini proved to be the difference between the sides. The win puts them on par with third placed Lazio and a point ahead of their rivals Inter.
Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport awarded Balotelli as the Man of the Match with a rating of 7 on a scale from 1 to 10, where 6 is considered to be average. It’s the third time in a row that Balotelli is awarded as Man of the Match.
If he keeps his head down and work hard, Balotelli can surely be a revelation with AC Milan.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri believes that the Italian international’s arrival has boosted his team following a disappointing first half to the season.
“I think the club have made a very good buy with Mario, at a decisive moment in the championship,” the 45-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.
“We are making a big comeback now and I am happy with the players.
“Niang worked very hard for the team tonight. He is very young, but has helped out a lot in all areas.”
Balotelli may have to sit out on Wednesday when Milan face Barcelona in the Champions league as he is cup tied with Manchester City.
Watch his goal and the highlights of the game, here:
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