Mario Balotelli Scores a Screamer for Italy vs. Brazil: Video

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalMarch 21, 2013

Italy's international friendly against Brazil looked to be going the way of the 2014 World Cup hosts, who led 2-0 at halftime through goals from Fred and Oscar.

But after Daniele De Rossi pulled one back with an improvised finish, Mario Balotelli drove forward and rocketed a shot into the top corner to bring the Italians level.

Balotelli's strike was hit with absolute authority, placed beyond the reach of Julio Cesar from over 25 yards out.

It was a stunning goal to befit a quite stunning match. Who said friendly internationals were boring?