Reds' woes run deeper than Balotelli

| Oct 25, 2014

Reds' woes run deeper than Balotelli

by Christopher Davies

Jose Mourinho called him “unmanageable” at Inter Milan. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini ran out of patience with him. He lasted 18 months of his 4½-year contract at AC Milan. Despite a history of controversy, red cards and underachieving too often, Liverpool manager Brendan ...

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Aug 22, 2014

Balotelli set to join Liverpool

Mario Balotelli’s roller-coaster career took another twist on Thursday when he said goodbye to his AC Milan teammates after training before an expected transfer to Liverpool. In a brief statement on its website, the Italian club said: “Mario Balotelli drove out of Milanello at ...

Italy edges England

Jun 15, 2014

Italy edges England

With one nod of his head, Mario Balotelli gave Italy a 2-1 win over England and put the four-time champions in position to go far at the World Cup. The often volatile and often brilliant Italy striker was left unmarked at the far post, ...

Balotelli's injury delivers blow to Italy's hopes

Jun 26, 2013

Balotelli's injury delivers blow to Italy's hopes

Having seen Confederations Cup semifinal opponent Spain neatly dismantle Nigeria in their final group game on Sunday, the last thing Italy needed was an injury to increasingly influential striker Mario Balotelli. The 22-year-old has been ruled out of the tournament due to a torn ...

Italy beats Mexico, eyes Japan clash

Jun 18, 2013

Italy beats Mexico, eyes Japan clash

Italy delivered a classy performance to beat Mexico behind goals from Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli in its Confederations Cup debut on Sunday. But manager Cesare Prandelli has no plans to bask in the victory at the Maracana, with a tricky proposition in Japan ...