MARIO BALOTELLI NEWS

International striker to rejoin Liverpool next season

Mario Balotelli will be making a return to Liverpool next season after AC Milan have decided not to turn his loan move into a permanent one, according to reports from Calciomercato (as cited by the Metro) Mario Balotelli proved to ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli penalty helps AC Milan to Coppa Italia win

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 calmly scored from the spot after Luca Antonelli was fouled inside the area as he slalomed between defenders.As usual, Balotelli...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli penalty helps AC Milan to win in Italian Cup semis

TURIN, Italy (AP) 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 calmly scored from the spot after Luca Antonelli was fouled inside the area as he slalomed between defenders. As usual, Balotelli...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool make contact to sign 24-yr-old Spaniard; striker could join Klopp within days

Liverpool make contact to sign 24-yr-old Spaniard; striker could join Klopp within days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool are looking to sign a defensive midfielder in the January transfer window, and have registered an interest in Fiorentina’s Mario Suarez.  According to beINSports’ Tancredi Palmeri, Liverpool have contacted La Viola over a possible move for...
Via Soccerlens
15 days ago  |  Discuss

AC Milan let three points slip away; Frosinone draw Atalanta

MILAN --AC Milan was held to a 2-2 draw at Empoli in an entertaining match in Serie A on Saturday.Milan twice took the lead through Carlos Bacca and Giacomo Bonaventura but Piotr Zielinski and Massimo Maccarone canceled out the visitors' goals. Mario Balotelli almost won the match for Milan in stoppage time but scuffed his shot. The forward had already been flagged offside.Milan...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan tattoos Balotelli's name, number on his back

Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much soccer in recent months, but the devotion of at least one of his fans hasn’t diminished.A Balotelli fan tattooed the Italian’s name and number on his own back. After seeing a photo of the tribute with his own eyes, Balotelli shared it and asked Instagram user haza3f the question on everyone’s mind.Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much soccer...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Crazy’ Mario Balotelli fan tattoos player’s name, number on back

Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much soccer in recent months, but the devotion of at least one of his fans hasn’t diminished. A Balotelli fan tattooed the Italian’s name and number on his own back. After seeing a photo of the tribute with his own eyes, Balotelli shared it and asked Instagram user haza3f the question on everyone’s mind. @haza3f THANK YOU...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

In wake of Rodgers interview, Klopp insists he controls Liverpool’s transfers

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted he is in charge of the transfer policy at Anfield after sacked predecessor Brendan Rodgers revealed players were forced upon him. Last weekend, Rogers gave an interview in which he said Mario Balotelli, now on loan at AC Milan after a poor debut season on Merseyside, was an example of a signing over whom he had no control. Liverpool’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool boss Klopp has "final say" over transfers

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reiterated his insistence he is in charge of transfers after predecessor Brendan Rodgers claimed players were forced upon him.In an interview on Sunday Rodgers cited the example of Mario Balotelli, currently on loan at AC Milan after a poor debut season at Anfield, as a situation where he had no control over signings."He wasn't someone I felt was...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chelsea's big money target meets Liverpool striker, duo enjoys shopping trip

PHOTO: Chelsea's big money target meets Liverpool striker, duo enjoys shopping trip - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, on-loan at AC Milan, were pictured shopping on Monday night in the city of Milan.  The pair attracted a lot of attention, as they shared funny moments via social media.  The pair, both managed...
Via Soccerlens
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Balotelli not assured of Euro 2016 spot, according to Italy boss Conte

Mario Balotelli's social media post saying he "can't wait" for Euro 2016 has been met with a withering response from Italy manager Antonio Conte.The striker, who is on loan at AC Milan from Liverpool, reacted enthusiastically to Italy's draw against Belgium, Ireland and Sweden, posting their names on Instagram along with the words "I can't wait."However, the forward, who has been...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker dreams of playing for Real Madrid

Liverpool striker dreams of playing for Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Mario Balotelli has set his sights on playing for Real Madrid in the future, according to his AC Milan teammate Diego Lopez. The Italian international returned to the San Siro on-loan from Liverpool, a year after moving to Anfield. He has already played for Milan’s arch-rivals Inter Milan...
Via Soccerlens
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

AC Milan confirm striker Balotelli out for four weeks

AC Milan have confirmed that Mario Balotelli will be out of action for four weeks after undergoing surgery.The striker has not played for Milan since the 1-0 Serie A defeat to Genoa in late September.He has been suffering from a groin problem and it was thought he could be out until the new year.
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli expected to be sidelined until new year after groin surgery

Mario Balotelli will undergo surgery on Wednesday to resolve a groin problem and is expected to be sidelined until the new year. Balotelli has made just four appearances, scoring one goal, since returning to Milan this summer on a season-long loan from Liverpool. He has not featured since Sept. 27. A Milan statement read: “AC Milan announces that tomorrow Mario Balotelli will...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli will have to work twice as hard to play in Euros

ROME (AP) Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi will have to ''work much harder'' if they are to make the Italian squad for the European Championship. Having qualified for next year's tournament, Azzurri coach Antonio Conte says, ''I'm going to take note of the group that got us here, and whoever wants to join in will have to deserve it twice as much, and will have to work much harder...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Doing just fine without Balotelli, Italy look ahead to Euros

ROME (AP) Italy is doing just fine without Mario Balotelli. A convincing 3-1 win at Azerbaijan on Saturday secured the Azzurri a spot at next year's European Championship to cap a qualifying campaign in which Balotelli didn't play a single match. Antonio Conte, the coach hired when Cesare Prandelli resigned after the Azzurri's first-round elimination from last year's World Cup,...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli and Iago Aspas’ scoring exploits add to Liverpool’s misery

Champions League hopefuls Liverpool scored just once against Carlisle on Wednesday evening from a total of 47 shots! Yes, that’s League Two (the fourth tier in English Football) Carlisle United.   As the Reds continue to struggle for goals upfront, two former Liverpool strikers have stolen the headlines in Italy and Spain in mid-week with their exploits. Mario Balotelli is reigniting...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli says he is 'slowly getting revenge' for recent criticism

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli claims he is ‘slowly getting revenge’ for the criticism aimed at him over recent years. The controversial striker flopped spectacularly at Liverpool last term after joining the Reds from Milan for £16million. The Rossoneri re-signed Balotelli this summer on a season-long loan and the 25-year-old scored his first goal of the campaign on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli hits beautiful free-kick goal in AC Milan win

ROME -- Mario Balotelli broke out of his scoring slump with a beautiful free kick and AC Milan held on for a 3-2 win over Udinese in Serie A on Tuesday. Starting for the first time since rejoining Milan on loan after a dismal season at Liverpool, Balotelli curled the ball into the top corner after five minutes. The temperamental striker let out a rare celebratory smile as he was...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli is back: Super Mario scores opener in AC Milan win

ROME (AP) Mario Balotelli broke out of his scoring slump with a beautiful free kick and AC Milan held on for a 3-2 win over Udinese in Serie A on Tuesday. Starting for the first time since rejoining Milan on loan after a dismal season at Liverpool, Balotelli curled the ball into the top corner after five minutes. He let out a rare celebratory smile as he was mobbed by his teammates...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sir Alex: Rooney not world class, I wanted to sign Mario Balotelli

Sir Alex: Rooney not world class, I wanted to sign Mario Balotelli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com During the launch of his new book, Sir Alex has lifted the lid on his relationship with Wayne Rooney and has also spoken about the managerial situation at Manchester United after his departure. Sir Alex stated that he was keen on Pep Guardiola to manage Manchester United and that...
Via Soccerlens
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Strong performances have Mario Balotelli in line for first start of the season

Milan (AFP) – Mario Balotelli could make his first start since returning to AC Milan as the Rossoneri travel to Udinese on Tuesday looking to build on their gutsy 3-2 win over Palermo at the weekend. Balotelli re-joined Milan on a season-long loan deal last month after a disastrous year with Liverpool, whom he joined in the summer of 2014 following a mitigated 18 months at the...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Scoreline Lies! – Balotelli Disapproving Of Milan Derby Result

The Scoreline Lies! – Balotelli Disapproving Of Milan Derby Result - originally posted on Soccerlens.com AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has branded last night’s derby loss to rivals Inter Milan a false result, and vowed to show the unity he and his team-mates showed in their narrow 1-0 loss at San Siro. A second half strike from Fredy Guarin was enough to settle things as Balotelli’s...
Via Soccerlens
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Liverpool captain Gerrard knew Balotelli would fail at Anfield

Steven Gerrard claims he knew Mario Balotelli's move to Liverpool was destined to fail and thinks the Italian will never fulfill his potential. Balotelli is now on loan at AC Milan after his unsuccessful stint at Anfield which saw him score just four times in 27 appearances last season. Gerrard - who moved to LA Galaxy at the end of the campaign - admits he had reservations about...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli offers ounce of hope for Milan despite derby loss to Inter

In the final days of the summer transfer window, Roma approached Internazionale about the possibility of signing Fredy Guarin. Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio's response was as swift as it was unequivocal: Guarin is unsellable. That was hugely significant, given Inter was under pressure to offload players due to a summer spending spree coupled with Financial Fair Play...
Via Fox Sports
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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