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Mario Balotelli Tells Critics ‘Shut Up’ In Impassioned Instagram Post (Video)

Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much for Liverpool or Italy recently but he remains a starter on the all-Instagram team. Balotelli told his critics to “shut up” Tuesday in an a passionate video post on Instagram. Balotelli divides opinion like few others in the soccer world, and critics take shots, both fair and cheap, at him whenever they have the chance. There’s no telling...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli calls out Italian politician over comment about Muntari

Mario Balotelli has slammed an Italian politician for making racist comments concerning Sulley Muntari in the wake of AC Milan's 2-2 draw with Verona on Saturday. Ghana international Muntari gave away a penalty as Filippo Inzaghi's side were held at home in their latest Serie A outing. After the match, Matteo Salvini, secretary of the anti-immigration Lega Nord party, sparked controversy...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Out from the shadows: Liverpool’s unexpected hero

The Spurs and Liverpool took the field at Anfield, home of the Liverpool Football Club, on the night of Feb. 10. From the very start of the game one could feel the energy and tension that filled the stadium. The Tottenham Spurs needed these three points to put themselves in contention to be top four in the league, which leads to playing in the Champions League. Although Liverpool...
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

To take or not to take: Mario Balotelli defies Liverpool to score PK

In case you haven’t seen, Mario Balotelli took it upon himself and defied team orders to take a late game penalty to defeat Besiktas in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. After Jordon Ibe won a penalty in the 85th minute, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was ready to take the penalty when Balotelli took the ball out of his hands and decided he wanted to take...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli wants end to drama after taking penalty off Henderson

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has issued a plea to "stop the drama" over his controversial match-winning penalty in the 1-0 victory over Besiktas. Balotelli converted the spot-kick to earn the hosts a narrow first-leg lead in their Europa League last-32 encounter at Anfield on Thursday night, but only after an apparent disagreement with Jordan Henderson, the captain on the night...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Besiktas Verdict: Reds In Good Position After Europa League Win

Liverpool overcame both stage-fright and -fight to earn a narrow victory over Besiktas in the UEFA Europa League. Mario Balotelli scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot late in the second half, as the Reds prevailed over their Turkish opponents Thursday at Anfield. The win puts Liverpool in good position to progress at the halfway point in...
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli penalty strike gives Liverpool win against Besiktas

Substitute Mario Balotelli continued his penchant for late interventions with an 85th-minute penalty to give Liverpool a slender advantage to take to Istanbul in the last 32 of the Europa League. Nine days ago he came off the bench at Anfield to score a crucial winner against Tottenham and did the same against Besiktas, this time at the Kop end after taking the ball away from team...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Downs Tottenham With First EPL Goal For Liverpool (Video)

Mario Balotelli picked a perfect time to score his first Premier League goal in ages. Balotelli scored the game-winning goal for Liverpool in its 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday at Anfield. The goal was Balotelli’s first in the Premier League since he returned to England last summer. The Italian striker hadn’t scored in 12 league games before finally notching...
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter transfer window: Five clubs that are one player away from dominance

The winter transfer window is open for business through the end of January, and thus far, activity has been sluggish. Unlike its counterpart in the summer, the winter window has generally proven to be less likely to produce many blockbuster moves. Let’s take a look at five teams that have an immediate need at one particular position where such a transfer can have an immediate...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.   The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules. Balotelli uploaded...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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