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Marseille hit five, Balotelli sent off in Nice win

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Paris (AFP) – Marseille fans made their feelings clear to Patrice Evra as the Mediterranean side put their European troubles behind them by romping to a 5-0 win over Caen in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Evra, 36, was not involved in the game at the Velodrome having been suspended by his club for aiming a karate kick at the head of one of his team’s own supporters prior to Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Vitoria Guimaraes.

Marseille hit five, Balotelli sent off in Nice win

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Paris (AFP) – Marseille fans made their feelings clear to Patrice Evra as the Mediterranean side put their European troubles behind them by romping to a 5-0 win over Caen in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Evra, 36, was not involved in the game at the Velodrome having been suspended by his club for aiming a karate kick at the head of one of his team’s own supporters prior to Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Vitoria Guimaraes.

Balotelli double helps Nice thrash Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and teenage substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Balotelli double helps Nice thrash Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and teenage substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Nice thrashes Monaco thanks to Balotelli double

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Nice thrashes Monaco thanks to Balotelli double

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Without Balotelli, Nice slump to new defeat

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Paris (AFP) – Nice saw their poor start to the season continue on Saturday as they went down to a 3-0 defeat at newly-promoted Amiens in Ligue 1.

With Balotelli sidelined due to illness and Ivorian midfielder Jean-Michael Seri left out after the collapse of his transfer to Barcelona, Nice slumped to a third loss in four league games.

Balotelli ‘ready to make financial effort’ to stay in Nice

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Italian international striker Mario Balotelli is determined to stay at Ligue 1 outfit Nice next season, club president Jean-Pierre Rivere revealed on Thursday.

“I can tell you three things – one, he’s a player who wants to continue with us; two, he’s ready to make a financial effort; three, discussions are continuing,” said Rivere.

Balotelli ‘ready to make financial effort’ to stay in Nice

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Italian international striker Mario Balotelli is determined to stay at Ligue 1 outfit Nice next season, club president Jean-Pierre Rivere revealed on Thursday.

“I can tell you three things – one, he’s a player who wants to continue with us; two, he’s ready to make a financial effort; three, discussions are continuing,” said Rivere.

Balotelli must change for Italy future, says coach

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Mario Balotelli has “a choice to make” if he wants to resurrect his international career, Italy coach Giampiero Ventura said on Tuesday.

Ventura has never picked the controversial Nice forward since taking over the Italy reins following Euro 2016.

And even though the Azzurri are playing Uruguay in Nice on Wednesday, where Balotelli has just enjoyed a successful season, the notorious combustible striker will play no part.

Balotelli must change for Italy future, says coach

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Mario Balotelli has “a choice to make” if he wants to resurrect his international career, Italy coach Giampiero Ventura said on Tuesday.

Ventura has never picked the controversial Nice forward since taking over the Italy reins following Euro 2016.

And even though the Azzurri are playing Uruguay in Nice on Wednesday, where Balotelli has just enjoyed a successful season, the notorious combustible striker will play no part.

Balotelli brace keeps Nice in title hunt

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a first-half double as Nice came from behind to win 2-1 at Lille on Friday and keep their unlikely bid for the French title alive.

Ibrahim Amadou’s early deflected strike had Lille in front at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, but Balotelli quickly equalised with a sublime finish and then tapped in what proved to be the winner on the stroke of the interval.

Balotelli brace keeps Nice in title hunt

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a first-half double as Nice came from behind to win 2-1 at Lille on Friday and keep their unlikely bid for the French title alive.

Ibrahim Amadou’s early deflected strike had Lille in front at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, but Balotelli quickly equalised with a sublime finish and then tapped in what proved to be the winner on the stroke of the interval.

Balotelli spot on as Nice edge Bordeaux

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a penalty as Nice recovered from a goal down to defeat Bordeaux 2-1 on Sunday and close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco to four points.

Gaetan Laborde struck with just nine minutes gone to give Bordeaux the lead in Nice, but Balotelli quickly levelled from the spot after a foul on Arnaud Souquet.

Balotelli backs Monaco ahead of PSG in title tussle

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli says Manchester City’s mid-week slayers Monaco have the stars and the spirit to edge a reeling Paris Saint-Germain in a tight French title race.

With nine games to go it is a three-way tussle between Balotelli’s Nice, PSG and Monaco, with the latter underlining their rich promise by ejecting Pep Guardiola’s City in the Champions League last 16.

Balotelli backs Monaco ahead of PSG in title tussle

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli says Manchester City’s mid-week slayers Monaco have the stars and the spirit to edge a reeling Paris Saint-Germain in a tight French title race.

With nine games to go it is a three-way tussle between Balotelli’s Nice, PSG and Monaco, with the latter underlining their rich promise by ejecting Pep Guardiola’s City in the Champions League last 16.

‘Grumbling’ Balotelli blasted by Nice teammate

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Italian striker Mario Balotelli was labelled as moody, individual and difficult to talk to by Nice teammate Valentin Eysseric on Friday.

The 24-year-old was also careful to balance his words by adding that Balotelli was clearly “The best (footballer at Nice), the fastest and most skillful”.

‘Grumbling’ Balotelli blasted by Nice teammate

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Italian striker Mario Balotelli was labelled as moody, individual and difficult to talk to by Nice teammate Valentin Eysseric on Friday.

The 24-year-old was also careful to balance his words by adding that Balotelli was clearly “The best (footballer at Nice), the fastest and most skillful”.

Balotelli accuses Bastia fans of racial abuse

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Nice (France) (AFP) Angry Nice striker Mario Balotelli accused Bastia fans of racially abusing him and screaming monkey chants throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw in Corsica.

"Yesterday the result against Bastia was right... We will do more work to try to get our objective. The referee was good too," Balotelli wrote on his Instagram account, alongside the image of a black square.

Balotelli to miss Nice’s Schalke clash

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Nice (France) (AFP) Nice go into their crunch Europa League clash with Schalke 04 without star striker Mario Balotelli after the Italian pulled a calf muscle in training, the French club said on Tuesday.

Nice are bottom of Group I on three points while Schalke have already qualified for the next round on 12 points.

Balotelli scores again as Nice stretch lead

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Paris (AFP) Mario Balotelli starred once again as clinical Nice opened up a six-point gap at the top of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 thrashing of Nantes on Sunday.

The maverick forward, back in form after a nightmare spell at Liverpool, scored his sixth league goal of the season and was involved in two others as Nice took their unbeaten run since the start of the season to 11 matches.

Balotelli scores again as Nice stretch lead

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Paris (AFP) Mario Balotelli starred once again as clinical Nice opened up a six-point gap at the top of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 thrashing of Nantes on Sunday.

The maverick forward, back in form after a nightmare spell at Liverpool, scored his sixth league goal of the season and was involved in two others as Nice took their unbeaten run since the start of the season to 11 matches.

Balotelli beauty leaves Nice top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) A superb Mario Balotelli strike four minutes from time gave Nice a 2-1 win over Lorient on Sunday that left them top of Ligue 1 going into the international break.

Ricardo Pereira put Nice in front on the Cote d'Azur but Benjamin Moukandjo equalised in the second half and it looked as if Lucien Favre's side would have to settle for a draw until Balotelli bent in a brilliant late winner.

Balotelli beauty leaves Nice top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) A superb Mario Balotelli strike four minutes from time gave Nice a 2-1 win over Lorient on Sunday that left them top of Ligue 1 going into the international break.

Ricardo Pereira put Nice in front on the Cote d'Azur but Benjamin Moukandjo equalised in the second half and it looked as if Lucien Favre's side would have to settle for a draw until Balotelli bent in a brilliant late winner.

Balotelli beauty leaves Nice top

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Paris (AFP) A superb Mario Balotelli strike four minutes from time gave Nice a 2-1 win over Lorient on Sunday that left them top of the Ligue 1 table going into the international break.

Ricardo Pereira put Nice in front on the Cote d'Azur but Benjamin Moukandjo equalised in the second half and it looked as if Lucien Favre's side would have to settle for a draw until Balotelli bent in a brilliant late winner.

Balotelli beauty leaves Nice top

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Paris (AFP) A superb Mario Balotelli strike four minutes from time gave Nice a 2-1 win over Lorient on Sunday that left them top of the Ligue 1 table going into the international break.

Ricardo Pereira put Nice in front on the Cote d'Azur but Benjamin Moukandjo equalised in the second half and it looked as if Lucien Favre's side would have to settle for a draw until Balotelli bent in a brilliant late winner.

No Balotelli, but Nice win in Ligue 1 again

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Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

No Balotelli, but Nice win in Ligue 1 again

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Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Balotelli brace helps send Nice top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) Controversial star Mario Balotelli continued his fine start to life on the French Riviera by helping fire Nice to the top of Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

The Italy international scored his second brace in as many league appearances for Nice in a 4-0 thumping of local rivals Monaco to leap-frog champions Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table.

Balotelli instant hit as Nice down Marseille

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Paris (AFP) Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli struck twice on his Nice debut to help his new side defeat Mediterranean rivals Marseille 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Balotelli, signed on a free transfer after being allowed to leave Anfield, converted a seventh-minute penalty to open the scoring at the Allianz Riviera and struck again to level 12 minutes from time.

Balotelli instant hit as Nice down Marseille

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Paris (AFP) Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli struck twice on his Nice debut to help his new side defeat Mediterranean rivals Marseille 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Balotelli, signed on a free transfer after being allowed to leave Anfield, converted a seventh-minute penalty to open the scoring at the Allianz Riviera and struck again to level 12 minutes from time.

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Balotelli should stay with Nice beyond current campaign

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When Mario Balotelli was granted a free transfer to French club Nice in the summer, most people were not expecting much from the former Liverpool misfit. After all, the Italian striker departed Merseyside after netting just four goals in 28 total appearances. He spent two years as a Red, but managed only one full season at Anfield before being sent on loan to AC Milan for the 2015/16 campaign (which was equally as disastrous).

Balotelli should stay with Nice beyond current campaign

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When Mario Balotelli was granted a free transfer to French club Nice in the summer, most people were not expecting much from the former Liverpool misfit. After all, the Italian striker departed Merseyside after netting just four goals in 28 total appearances. He spent two years as a Red, but managed only one full season at Anfield before being sent on loan to AC Milan for the 2015/16 campaign (which was equally as disastrous).

Tuesday Kickoff: Fabregas, Chicharito, Balotelli and more

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A Mexican star is set for some time away from his club team during the international break, while Chelsea could be set for another major transfer.

Bayer Leverkusen has granted Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez a special leave to visit his girlfriend, who is recovering from a collapsed lung. (REPORT)

AC Milan is reportedly interested in Cesc Fabregas.

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Balotelli sent off in Nice victory

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli was sent off on his return to the Nice team but Lucien Favre’s side held on for a 1-0 win at Lorient on Saturday which sees them close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.

Wylan Cyprien scored the only goal of the game in Brittany, collecting Arnaud Souquet’s pass and firing home from inside the area in the 15th minute.

Thursday Kickoff: Messi, Mourinho, Balotelli and more

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One of the world's best players is set for another spell on the sidelines, while one of the world's best managers spoke out against his critics.

Lionel Messi has been diagnosed with a groin strain and will miss three weeks. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho spoke out against "football Einsteins" that have been critical of his tenure at Manchester United.

Italy

Jorginho, Bernardeschi in for Italy national squad, but no Balotelli

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Italy coach Antonio Conte handed first call-ups to Brazil-born Napoli midfielder Jorginho and Fiorentina forward Federico Bernardeschi, but left Mario Balotelli on the sidelines Saturday for upcoming friendlies with Spain and Germany.

As part of the build-up to this summer's Euro 2016, Italy will host defending champions Spain this Thursday in Udine in a repeat of the Euro 2012 final the Azzurri lost 4-0.

Jorginho, Bernardeschi in for Italy national squad, but no Balotelli

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Italy coach Antonio Conte handed first call-ups to Brazil-born Napoli midfielder Jorginho and Fiorentina forward Federico Bernardeschi, but left Mario Balotelli on the sidelines Saturday for upcoming friendlies with Spain and Germany.

As part of the build-up to this summer's Euro 2016, Italy will host defending champions Spain this Thursday in Udine in a repeat of the Euro 2012 final the Azzurri lost 4-0.

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Milan tris, poi il blackout ma alla fine il Diavolo sorride. Balotelli di nuovo in gol con i rossoneri

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Bentornato Super Mario. Balotelli ci mette 5 minuti a ritrovare il gol (prodezza balistica su punizione) con il Milan e i rossoneri di Mihajlovic, avanti 3 a 0 all'intervallo, soffrono tantissimo la reazione nella ripresa dell'Udinese, arrivata ad un soffio dal pari, ma alla fine gioiscono per il 3 a 2 ottenuto al Friuli (dove [.

Juve, ecco Cuadrado. Balotelli è tornato a casa Milan

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Cuadrado alla Juventus, Balotelli al Milan. L'esterno colombiano, classe 1988, arriva in bianconero in prestito oneroso dal Chelsea (1,5 milioni ai Blues) con diritto di riscatto "facoltativo" a 25, mentre per Super Mario si tratta di prestito gratuito dal Liverpool con il Milan che pagher ai Reds circa 2,25 milioni di euro, a parziale copertura [.