MILAN - Mario Balotelli was the subject of a racist remark by the president of his club on Monday in the latest discriminatory incident of a Serie A season marred by derogatory chants and other offensive behavior.Balotelli has struggled since returning to ...
Nov 26, 2019
ST. GALLEN, Switzerland - Mari Balotelli marked his return to the Italy team with the opening goal as the Azzurri beat Saudi Arabia, 2-1, in an international friendly on Monday in Roberto Mancini's first match in charge.Balotelli, who last ...
May 29, 2018
ROME - Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as Italy's new coach.The Italian football federation made the announcement late Monday, saying Mancini will be introduced on Tuesday but without providing contract details.Mancini replaces Gian Piero Ventura, who was fired in ...
May 15, 2018
MARIO Balotelli's two strikes help Nice to qualify from Group K to the Europa League round of 32 after a 3-1 win over Zulte Waregem on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Balotelli scored twice in the first half to secure ...
Nov 24, 2017
OLIVIER Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Five minutes after Milan Rodic was sent off for ...
Oct 20, 2017
MILAN - There were no surprises in the 25-man Italy squad announced on Saturday for its final World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Albania.Bologna winger Simone Verdi received a second call up, after making his debut in March a friendly against ...
Oct 1, 2017
PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain's dreams of defending its domestic treble are beginning to fade after the champions slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Nice in the French league on Sunday, finishing the match with only nine men.A day ...
May 1, 2017
PARIS - Mario Balotelli scored his first away goals of the season as Nice won 2-1 at Lille to move up to second place in the French league on Friday.The Italian striker struck twice in the first half, with a neat ...
Apr 8, 2017
PARIS - Mario Balotelli struck his 10th league goal of the season to lead the fightback as French title contender Nice drew at home with Caen, 2-2, on Friday.With Nice trailing, 2-0, with 20 minutes left, Balotelli ended a four- ...
Mar 11, 2017
PARIS - With its two best strikers off the field, Nice hit back from 2-0 down with second-half goals to force a 2-2 draw at Rennes in the French league on Sunday.Nice was already without star striker Mario Balotelli, ...
Feb 13, 2017
PARIS - Despite Mario Balotelli's return, Nice dropped more points in the French title race after drawing, 1-1, at Corsican side Bastia on Friday.Although Nice moved one point ahead of Monaco at the top of the league, prior to ...
Jan 21, 2017
FLORENCE, Italy - Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura will talk to forward Mario Balotelli about the possibility of joining the team before the Azzurri's next set of matches in March.Balotelli has revived his career in France, scoring eight goals in ...
Dec 20, 2016
ROME - Six goals in six French league matches were not enough to convince Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura to restore Mario Balotelli to the national team.The often-divisive striker also needs to convince Ventura that he has cleaned up his act - ...
Nov 8, 2016
IT seems Mario Balotelli's luck ran out.Croatian striker Ivan Santini's penalty put Normandy side Caen ahead near halftime to defeat Nice, 1-0, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Balotelli - who had six goals in five league games ...
Nov 7, 2016
PARIS - Mario Balotelli further underlined his real value since joining Nice on a free transfer, scoring his sixth goal in five league games as the French leader thrashed Nantes, 4-1, on Sunday.The Italian striker was also directly involved in two ...
Oct 31, 2016
PARIS - Mario Balotelli missed a late penalty for French league leader Nice, shortly after appearing to aim a kiss at the Lyon bench in a dominant 2-0 win on Friday night.The win moved Nice four points clear of Monaco, which ...
Oct 15, 2016
PRAGUE - Inter Milan's opening loss to Hapoel Beer-Sheva became less shocking when it fell at Sparta Prague and dropped to last in Group K in the Europa League on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).A three-time champion, Inter has ...
Sep 30, 2016
PARIS - Striker Mario Balotelli will grab headlines for the right reasons after scoring with a penalty and a header on his Nice debut in an entertaining 3-2 home win against Marseille on Sunday.He took just seven minutes to score his ...
Sep 12, 2016
MILAN - New AC Milan coach Cristian Brocchi didn't get the home debut result he was hoping for in a 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened Carpi in Serie A on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).With Mario Balotelli and Carlos Bacca ...
Apr 22, 2016
TURIN, Italy - Mario Balotelli converted a first-half penalty and AC Milan beat third-division Alessandria, 1-0, in the opening leg of the Italian Cup semifinals on Tuesday.Getting his first start after several months out with an injured pelvis, Balotelli ...
Jan 27, 2016
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