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Mario Balotelli 'disappointed' at Italy snub, says he deserves another chance

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 by ESPN77 hits

Mario Balotelli has admitted he was disappointed not to be called into the latest Italy squad, but he says he is now mature enough to respond in the right way and try to earn a recall in the near future. The Nice striker was left out of Luigi Di Biagio's squad for the recent friendlies with Argentina and England, in spite of his excellent form in Ligue 1. Balotelli, 27, has scored 22 goals in ...Full Story »

Italy’s continued exclusion of Mario Balotelli is scandalous

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by Goal.com142 hits

The in-form Nice striker is perhaps better than ever, and the time has come for his return to national team set-upWhen Mario Balotelli departed Liverpool for Nice, his reputation was so low that the Reds literally gave him away. He had become a comic book character of fun, someone to be laughed at, even mocked. But 'Super Mario' is back — perhaps better than ever. His road to redempt...Full Story »

Timo Werner, Sandro Wagner, Mario Gomez: Who'll be Germany's No 9?

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Skysports.com75 hits

Mario Gomez, Timo Werner and Sandro Wagner are vying for a starting spot Germany might be the favourites to win the World Cup this summer, but who is going to score the goals to help them lift the trophy? James Walker-Roberts assesses the options at Joachim Low's disposal... Three players, one place. That looks to be the equation for Germany's strikers at the World Cup. Timo Werner, Mario Gom...Full Story »

Derby delight for Hamilton as Marios Ogkmpoe stuns Motherwell

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA25 hits

Marios Ogkmpoe backheeled his first goal for Hamilton to send them on their way to a 2-0 derby win over Motherwell.The January signing from Crete showed some smart thinking to net from an 11th-minute corner and Hamilton set about frustrating their Lanarkshire rivals.And they eased their relegation fears after David Templeton capitalised on a misunderstanding in the Motherwell midfield to net a s...Full Story »

Mario Lemina's Wag and Mario Balotelli's ex-girlfriend Fanny Neguesha reveals she is pregnant

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk174 hits

SOUTHAMPTON midfielder Mario Lemina is to become a dad for the second time. The Gabon star, 24, announced in a gushing Instagram post that girlfriend Fanny Neguesha is pregnant. Mario Lemina and girlfriend Fanny Neguesha are expecting a baby together Lemina and Belgian model Fanny, 27, feel her baby bump in an emotional picture. He captioned it: "It was first a look then a smile... no one im...Full Story »

Claudio Pizarro and Mario Gomez scored in the same Bundesliga match and we’re not sure what year it is

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com71 hits

Hearing that Claudio Pizarro and Mario Gomez have both scored in the same Bundesliga match has left us a little confused. I mean, have we somehow time travelled back to 2010? Because we're having a serious Bundesliga nostalgia trip right now. The veteran duo his the back of the net as Koln took on Stuttgart this afternoon. Pizarro, who hit the opener for Koln, is the most impressive of the pa...Full Story »

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco keen to manage Mario Balotelli amid Roma links

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by squawka.com102 hits

Eusebio Di Francesco said he is willing to sign Mario Balotelli, a player the Roma manager feels has "huge" potential. The Italian forward's contract with Nice expires in June, at which point he will become a free agent. It is claimed talks have been held with Juventus, Napoli, Inter and Roma over a possible move. Balotelli has scored 21 goals for Nice this season and is in good form. The 27...Full Story »

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com72 hits

Mario Balotelli's yellow card for reporting racist abuse to the referee has been labelled "unacceptable" by Kick It Out. The organisation, which attempts to combat discriminatory behaviour, including racism, in English football, released a statement on Monday following Nice's 3-2 defeat to Dijon over the weekend. Balotelli was cautioned in the 74th minute of that Ligue 1 encounter, with Nice...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho eyes £40million Joao Mario to replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Man Utd

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Express.co.uk115 hits

Mkhitaryan made his first start for United since early November in yesterday's match against Southampton. But the Armenia international was unable to affect the result of the match as the Red Devils settled for a 0-0 draw. Having fallen out of favour under Mourinho, Mkhitaryan has since been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Inter are said to be keeping a close eye on the former Boru...Full Story »

Nice striker Mario Balotelli wants 'big club,' favours Man City, AC Milan and Inter

Posted Friday, December 22, 2017 by ESPN105 hits

Mario Balotelli says he hopes big clubs are taking note of his continued good form at Nice as he eyes a return to Serie A or the Premier League in future. The Italian forward has scored 16 goals in 21 games this season for the Ligue 1 side -- just one short of the 17 he scored in 28 outings last season. While confirming he is enjoying life on the Cote d'Azur, Balotelli admits he does still see...Full Story »

Southampton vs Everton - Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina to have late fitness test

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by PA57 hits

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino faces a potential problem in central midfield unless Mario Lemina is passed fit to start against Everton on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been struggling with an ankle injury and will be assessed before Pellegrino picks his team. Fellow central midfielder Oriol Romeu is suspended, while Matt Targett is absent with a leg injury. Everton striker Oumar Niass...Full Story »

MARIO LEMINA THE ONLY ABSENTEE FOR SOUTHAMPTON

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA42 hits

Mario Lemina will be Southampton's only absentee for Saturday's Premier League clash with Burnley at St Mary's. The Gabon international midfielder remains sidelined with the ankle injury which kept him out of last weekend's 1-1 draw with Brighton. Winger Nathan Redmond and forward Shane Long are among the players pushing for starts after being named as substitutes against the Seagulls. Burnle...Full Story »

Balotelli: I like Real Madrid, but if Barcelona call me I wouldn't cry

Posted Monday, October 23, 2017 by Marca.com216 hits

A move to LaLiga is certainly of interest for Nice forward Mario Balotelli, who has remarked about which Clasico team he would prefer to play for. Although he admitted he isn't too fussy, Balotelli stated Real Madrid as his ideal destination. "I like Real Madrid, but if Barcelona called me I wouldn't cry," joked the Italian. Balotelli also admitted that he considered signing for Juventus be...Full Story »

Juventus 1 - 0 Fiorentina: Mario Mandzukic goal enough to give Juventus bragging rights over Fiorentina

Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PA59 hits

Mario Mandzukic fired Juventus to a 1-0 victory over fierce rivals Fiorentina in Turin. The Croatian hitman struck in the 52nd minute to make it five wins out of five for the reigning Serie A champions. Fiorentina finished the game with 10 men after Milan Badelj was sent off with 25 minutes remaining. The action all came in the second half after a desperately disappointing first period was ...Full Story »

Balotelli bags brace as Nice batter Monaco

Posted Saturday, September 09, 2017 by PA30 hits

Mario Balotelli fired a double as Nice stunned reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco in a 4-0 win at the Allianz Riviera.Italian striker Balotelli converted an early penalty and struck again in the second half after Alassane Plea had doubled Nice's lead before half-time. Ignatius Ganago's late fourth rounded off a comprehensive victory.Monaco, who launch their Champions League campaign at RB Leipzi...Full Story »

Inter's Joao Mario tells Sanches to join AC Milan

Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com95 hits

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has been advised to join AC Milan by his Portugal team-mate Joao Mario, who plays for city rivals Inter. Sanches is expected to leave the Bundesliga champions after struggling for playing time in his first season at the Allianz Arena following a €35million move from Benfica. Bayern have indicated the teenager will only be allowed to depart on loa...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli signs new one-year deal with Nice

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017 by squawka.com83 hits

Mario Balotelli has extended his stay at Nice by signing a new one-year contract with the club. Balotelli's previous deal was set to expire at the end of this month and the Italian striker had been linked with several clubs ahead of a possible move. However, as confirmed by the club's official website, Balotelli will be remaining with Nice, where he made a major impact last season. Having c...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli: I’d have to kill Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or

Posted Saturday, May 27, 2017 by squawka.com217 hits

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has joked that he would need to “kill” the world’s top two players if he were to win the Ballon d’Or. Balotelli was widely regarded as among the game’s most exciting young talents while breaking into the Inter Milan side a decade ago, and carried an ambition to eventually be crowned as the best footballer in the world. Though he has ...Full Story »

Nice 2 - 1 Bordeaux: Mario Balotelli scores penalty as Nice beat Bordeaux

Posted Sunday, April 02, 2017 by PA34 hits

Mario Balotelli struck from the penalty spot as Nice came from behind to beat Bordeaux 2-1 and maintain the pressure on the Ligue 1 pace-setters. Balotelli's spot-kick cancelled out Gaeten Laborde's early opener at the Allianz Riviera, but it was Valentin Eysseric who won it with his 27th-minute effort to cement the home side in third place in the table. Nice, who are unbeaten in eight games, ...Full Story »

Don't ask me for interviews again - Balotelli hits out at media

Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com124 hits

Mario Balotelli will not be giving any more interviews, with the Nice striker unhappy at the way his comments about Edinson Cavani have been reported. In a wide-ranging interview on French radio station RMC with Christophe Dugarry on Wednesday, Balotelli spoke about his experiences of suffering racist abuse on the pitch. The former Manchester City and AC Milan striker also revealed his hopes...Full Story »

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