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Mario Balotelli

23-Year-Old Forward     AC Milan  Serie A


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Birthdate:  August 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Palermo, Italy    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  192 lbs    

March 9, 2014    Mario Balotelli News

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Balotelli (shoulder) came on for Robinho in the 63rd minute of AC Milan's 0-1 loss to Udinese on Saturday.

Balotelli had missed more than two weeks with a shoulder injury, but returns just in time for Milan's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. It's been a rough season for the Italian giants, but if they can score in Spain, they have a shot at advancing to the round of eight.

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Mario Balotelli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 1, 2014

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Balotelli has yet to return to training following the shoulder injury he picked up against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, and he will not face Juventus this weekend, ESPN FC reports.

Balotelli has not faced Juventus since the spring of 2010, and it appears that streak will continue. He struggled for much of the early part of the season, but seems to be picking it up in recent matches. The Italian striker has 10 goals and three assists in 18 Serie A matches this season.

February 23, 2014

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Balotelli, who suffered a shoulder injury in last week's Champions League loss to Atletico Madrid, is expected to miss only 10 days, The Guardian reports.

Balotelli should be fine for the return leg on March 11, although it's unclear when he'll return to Serie A action.

February 20, 2014

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Balotelli is expected to rest a sore shoulder for about 10 days after he injured it in a fall against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, Football Italia reports.

Balotelli will probably be back for the second leg of the Champions League clash.

January 27, 2014

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Balotelli will miss next weekend's match against Torino after picking up his 13th yellow card of the season during Sunday's match against Cagliari, ESPN FC reports.

Balotelli received the yellow card after making an obscene gesture to home fans at the Stadio Sant'Elia after netting home the equalizer. The Italian striker has nine goals and three assists in 16 Serie A matches this season, but will have to wait until Milan take on Napoli on February 8 to extend his totals.

January 19, 2014

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Balotelli scored from the spot in the 82nd minute of AC Milan's 1-0 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday.

Balotelli has now scored in back-to-back games, taking 13 shots over that span (seven on goal). He's starting to heat up for Milan, who are still fighting their way toward the top half of the Serie A table.

January 12, 2014

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Balotelli scored in the 13th minute of AC Milan's 3-4 loss to Sassuolo on Sunday.

Despite the up-and-down nature of his season, including a thigh injury and a suspension for a red card, Balotelli has still been able to accumulate seven goals and three assists in Serie A play. He a remarkable and young talent, with plenty of goals in his future.

December 21, 2013

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Serie A fans worldwide have never had less reasons to watch the Derby della Madonnina. Regardless of the mediocrity of both clubs, the show must go on. Balotelli appears to be the biggest draw for Milan's match against Inter Sunday. He has had an exciting season filled with both blazing offense and flaring athleticism. Unfortunately, his season has also been riddled with questions of his maturity level on the pitch. As such, Balotelli remains a curiosity looking ahead to the derby.

Super Mario is called super for a good reason; he's an amazing player with great potential. Any fantasy owner knows that. He has been on the receiving end of a disgraceful amount of racist and inflammatory remarks in 2013. Serie A ought to rethink their stance on Balotelli's so-called immaturity because he has handled himself quite well considering what he's had to deal with. Feel free to prime yourself for a show from Super Mario in the derby. He is a fantasy lock and a must-play.