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Balotelli speaks with Manchester City teammate and England keeper Joe Hart after the victory.
Mario Balotelli again today proved his critics wrong.
Seven shots on goal in 11 attempts, a penalty in the shootout and a few very close near-misses showed Super Mario is bound to grab his much needed goal very soon.
His constant ability to pinpoint a shot from almost anywhere poses a big threat to any team he faces. Whether it be a no spin, high riser from 25-yards out, an overhead kick from 12-yards out, or a bouncing half volley from six-yards out, Balotelli is always ready to strike any chance he is given.
True, Balotelli went another match in the Euros without scoring a goal. But it is my belief that had Joe Hart not done so well today, Balotelli would have certainly scored. It says something about a player when they have over one-thirds of their team's shots on target in the game.
When it came to the penalty, Balotelli wasn't messing around either planting it low and left of Hart. He may not have scored yet in regulation, but if he puts in another performance like today's, then the ball is bound to be in the back of the net sooner than later.