Mario Balotelli's 5 Funniest Goal Celebrations

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IOctober 4, 2012

Mario Balotelli's 5 Funniest Goal Celebrations

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    Mario Balotelli deserves to be praised by Manchester City supporters. Had it not been for the Italian, City would have been without a goal against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

    Balotelli scored a last-minute goal for the Manchester outfit to save them from defeat. As a result, he deserves to be honored with a slideshow dedicated to his five funniest goal celebrations.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

5. Raffaela Ti Amo

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    During a match against Blackburn Rovers, Mario Balotelli celebrated scoring for Manchester City by revealing a T-shirt dedicated to his girlfriend, Raffaella Fico, who is an Italian model.

    The T-shirt was emblazoned with the words "Raffaella Ti Amo"—meaning Raffaella, I love you.

4. Why Always Me?

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    Mario Balotelli celebrated Manchester City's goal against Manchester United in 2011 by lifting his shirt and revealing the words "Why Always Me?"

    The Italian received a yellow card from referee Mark Clattenburg as a result of this celebration.

3. Inter Milan vs. Genoa

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    Here is Balotelli celebrating another goal during a match between Inter Milan and Genoa.

    Nothing more needs to be said.

2. Italy vs. Republic of Ireland, Euro 2012

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    In the match between Italy and the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2012, Mario Balotelli celebrated his goal by shouting and waving his hand.

    Teammate Leonardo Bonucci covered Balotelli's mouth in case the cameras recorded anything he said.

1. Italy Defeat Germany at Euro 2012

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    Mario Balotelli scored two goals for Italy in the semifinal at Euro 2012 against Germany. Italy advanced to the final to meet Spain.

    Balotelli celebrated by removing his shirt.

    The Italian's celebration inspired others, including forward Ken Tokura of Vissel Kobe in a match against Kawasaki Frontale in Japan.


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    My thanks to the B/R readers for the time spent viewing this slideshow dedicated to Mario Balotelli's celebrations. I would like to finish with the Nike commercial featuring Mario Balotelli.

    My best wishes to all of you until next time.