Balotelli

  • Balotelli, Kaka lead Milan to 3-0 win over Chievo 30-03-2014 08:36 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli scored one goal and Kaka added two as AC Milan comfortably beat relegation-threatened Chievo Verona 3-0 on Saturday to give coach Clarence Seedorf consecutive victories for the first time since being hired in January. Balotelli volleyed in a cross from Adil Rami four minutes in at the...
  • Clarence Seedorf not in position to relax at Milan 27-03-2014 07:49 PM

    AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was a relieved man after his side beat Fiorentina on Wednesday, clearly believing he had survived his first severe test and could enjoy the rest of the season. Recent experience at the turbulent club, however, suggests that the Dutchman may have been lulled into a...
  • Fit-again Mario Balotelli returns for AC Milan 07-03-2014 10:28 PM

    Mario Balotelli returns to the AC Milan squad for their Serie A clash at Udinese on Saturday after recovering from a shoulder injury. "Balotelli is fine. He is still feeling a bit of pain but he needs to learn to live with it," Milan coach Clarence Seedorf told a news...
  • Injured Balotelli out of Milan's clash with Juve 02-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Italy striker Mario Balotelli will miss AC Milan's home game with Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. Giampaolo Pazzini is expected to take his place despite dislocating cartilage in his nose during last weekend's 2-0 win at Sampdoria. "Pazzini is feeling some...
  • Balotelli out for 10 days with shoulder injury 20-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Milan: AC Milan and Italy forward Mario Balotelli will be sidelined for approximately 10 days with a shoulder injury. Medical tests on Thursday revealed Balotelli has "damaged his acromioclavicular joint" and is expected to be out for 10 days "if there are no complications." Milan also say there is the...
  • Balotelli wonder goal helps Milan sink Bologna in Serie A 15-02-2014 07:21 AM

    Milan: A late wonder goal from Mario Balotelli gave AC Milan a 1-0 home win over resilient Bologna in Serie A on Friday. Balotelli lifted a dreary match with his 10th league goal of the season, an incredible looping long-range strike from near the sideline in the 86th minute moving...
  • Inter Milan visit Juventus, Roma host Parma in Serie A 31-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Milan: The highlight of this weekend's Serie A matches is undoubtedly Inter Milan's visit to Juventus in what is sure to be a heated derby d'Italia match. There is also the Genoa derby on Sunday, while second-place Roma host Parma looking to take advantage of any more slip-ups from Juventus....
  • Mario Balotelli fined for gesture at Cagliari fans 28-01-2014 07:52 AM

    Maverick striker Mario Balotelli has been fined 10,000 euros for making a provocative gesture to rival Cagliari supporters after scoring against them in AC Milan's 2-1 win on Sunday. Serie A's disciplinary tribunal said Balotelli had "angered the crowd with a provocative and insulting gesture" after claiming the equaliser from...
  • Mario Balotelli booked for provoking Cagliari fans 27-01-2014 11:33 AM

    Mario Balotelli could be in hot water again after he was booked for provoking Cagliari supporters after scoring against the Sardinian side in AC Milan's 2-1 win on Sunday. Balotelli scored the equaliser from a 87th minute free kick at the end of the ground packed by Cagliari fans and...
  • Late Mario Balotelli penalty gives Seedorf winning AC Milan start 20-01-2014 08:25 AM

    New coach Clarence Seedorf thanked AC Milan for having the courage to appoint him after watching his side beat Hellas Verona 1-0 with a late Mario Balotelli penalty on his debut on Sunday. "The focus has been to rediscover the joy of playing, to do training sessions with the ball,"...
  • Teenager Berardi scores four as Sassuolo stun AC Milan 13-01-2014 08:46 AM

    Milan: Nineteen-year-old forward Domenico Berardi scored four quickfire goals to give Sassuolo a 4-3 win over AC Milan on Sunday after they overturned an early two-goal deficit against the seven-times European champions. Berardi became the first player in Serie A's 85-year history to score four goals against Milan in a...
  • Mario Balotelli set to stay at AC Milan 08-01-2014 09:00 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli has insisted that he will stay at AC Milan this season to prepare for the World Cup. Reports emerged over Christmas suggesting that the Milan club president Silvio Berlusconi had requested Balotelli to be put on the market for sale, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The 23-year-old dismissed...
  • Fan ban lifted for Milan derby 21-12-2013 06:22 PM

    Inter Milan will have their hardcore "ultra" supporters present for Sunday's Milan derby after the Italian Football Federation's (FIGC) Court of Justice suspended a partial stadium closure while it carries out further investigations. AS Roma will also have their most vocal fans present when they host Catania on Sunday after...
  • Champions League: AC Milan, Ajax battle it out for spot in next round 10-12-2013 05:57 PM

    Milan: AC Milan and Ajax will play for a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday. Milan need only a point at San Siro, while Ajax have to win the Group H match. Barcelona can assure themself of first place in the group with a draw...
  • Mario Balotelli scores double as AC Milan held to a draw at Livorno 08-12-2013 08:54 AM

    Rome: Mario Balotelli scored twice and also hit the crossbar but AC Milan still had to scramble for a 2-2 draw at promoted Livorno in the Serie A on Saturday. Also, Napoli surrendered the lead twice in a 3-3 draw with Udinese and wasted a chance to pull level with...
  • Mario Balotelli fires AC Milan to 3-1 win at 10-man Catania 01-12-2013 07:27 PM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli helped AC Milan beat 10-man Catania 3-1 on Sunday as Massimiliano Allegri's men enjoyed their first win in six Italian league matches. Milan dominated possession but it was Catania that took the lead in the 13th minute against the run of play as poor defending eventually saw...
  • Coach denies AC Milan players arrived late for training 26-11-2013 09:06 AM

    Milan: AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has denied that a handful of players failed to show up on time for Sunday's training session. "There's false news doing the rounds," he told a news conference in Glasgow on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League tie at Celtic. "It's completely untrue that...
  • AC Milan held to a to 1-1 draw by 10-man Genoa 24-11-2013 09:50 AM

    Rome: Mario Balotelli failed to convert a penalty kick and AC Milan were held to 1-1 by 10-man Genoa at the San Siro on Saturday to extend the Rossoneri's winless streak in Serie A to five matches. Kaka put the hosts ahead four minutes in with an expert control and...
  • Mario Balotelli is unreliable, says Gigi Simoni 18-11-2013 11:50 AM

    Rome: Former Inter Milan head coach Gigi Simoni said he would never include unreliable AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli into his squad. Simoni was impressed by Balotelli's talent but not his character, reports Xinhua. "Balotelli is a player of great quality that is beyond doubt. However, I consider him unreliable...
  • Messi, Balotelli should be fit for Champions League tie 22-10-2013 08:20 AM

    Milan: Forwards Lionel Messi and Mario Balotelli should be available for Barcelona and AC Milan respectively in Tuesday's Champions League Group H clash at the San Siro, their coaches said on Monday. Argentina's World Player of the Year Messi and Italy international Balotelli have been sidelined with thigh problems, although...
  • Balotelli, Abbiati unlikely for Barcelona game 20-10-2013 02:05 PM

    Milan: AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani confirmed that striker Mario Balotelli and Christian Abbiati could probably miss the Champions League game against Barcelona due to injuries. Balotelli, who returned from international duty with a thigh problem, will reportedly be sidelined for three weeks, while Abbiati has a calf strain,...
  • AC Milan without injured Balotelli for Udinese clash 19-10-2013 05:52 PM

    Rome: Mario Balotelli will miss AC Milan's match against Udinese in Serie A on Saturday because of a thigh injury which could also keep him out of the Champions League clash with Barcelona on Tuesday. "Mario Balotelli is suffering an injury to the vastus intermedius muscle of the right thigh,"...
  • Balotelli could miss games against Udinese, Barcelona 18-10-2013 02:12 PM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli could miss AC Milan's upcoming games against Udinese and Barcelona due to a thigh injury. "Balotelli has reported a muscular pain in his right thigh," a statement from the Milan club read on Thursday, reports Xinhua. The former Inter Milan and Manchester City forward will undergo tests...
  • Mario Balotelli out with a thigh injury 17-10-2013 10:17 PM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli looks set to miss his fourth consecutive match with AC Milan, this time through injury, and he could also be at risk for Tuesday's game with Barcelona. Milan says Balotelli has a right thigh problem and will be monitored in the coming days to better understand the...
  • Mario Balotelli loses his cool again 14-10-2013 02:40 PM

    Rome: Italy striker Mario Balotelli still finds tough to control his temper. When Italy arrived in Naples Sunday evening for their Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Armenia, Balotelli was reported by Sport Mediaset to have struck one of their television cameras and tried to knock it to the ground. Balotelli...
  • Italy's Balotelli doubtful for Armenia tie 13-10-2013 11:34 AM

    Naples: Italy striker Mario Balotelli is unsure about facing Armenia in their final World Cup qualifier here on Tuesday as he is suffering from a stomach upset. He stayed at the hotel on Friday night when Italy drew 2-2 with Denmark and when Italy resumed training on Saturday, he managed...
  • Mario Balotelli must go to World Cup, says Prandelli 11-10-2013 08:22 PM

    Rome: Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has said that going to the World Cup without controversial striker Mario Balotelli would be unthinkable. "Is it possible to go to the World Cup without him? Absolutely not," Prandelli said ahead of Friday's Group B qualifier against Denmark. Balotelli was selected for the squad...
  • Rossi back in Italy squad, Balotelli included despite ban 07-10-2013 10:19 AM

    Milan: Giuseppe Rossi returned to the Italy squad on Sunday for the first time since the injury nightmare which cost him two years of his career while Mario Balotelli avoided being dropped despite a ban for bad behaviour. US born forward Rossi was included in the squad, published on the...
  • Inter play Roma as Juventus welcome AC Milan to Turin 05-10-2013 11:40 AM

    Rome: Juventus have produced only draws in their biggest matches of the season thus far - including the Champions League. The Bianconeri hope to break the trend Sunday against an AC Milan squad without suspended Mario Balotelli. Also this weekend, Roma's perfect start to Serie A will be tested at...
  • Balotelli penalty rescues point for Milan against Ajax 02-10-2013 08:25 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli rescued AC Milan with a disputed penalty in the 94th minute of their Champions League clash at Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday, leaving the hosts to rue their failure to close it out after taking a 90th-minute lead. Ajax had gone ahead through Stefano Denswil's header, but Italy...