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The biggest compliment you can pay this lethal attacking duo is the variety of ways in which they can hurt the opposition.
Balotelli is perfectly capable of operating as a penalty box striker, but he has so much more to his game, which can be a nightmare for the opposition to defend against.
Super Mario can drop deep into the midfield and create when looking to get involved in the game if starved of service up front.
In a similar way to Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season for Milan, Balotelli dropping deep creates a lot of space behind him as the centre-backs tend to step up to prevent him from turning and running at the opposition.
When this is the case, El Shaarawy can scamper inside and look for long balls in behind, such as the one that sliced open Fiorentina a few weeks ago and subsequently forced Nenad Tomovic to bring down Il Faraone and earn himself a red card.
At the same time, El Shaarawy can work well when receiving the ball on the wing as his dribbling skills are outstanding.
Whether he knocks the ball in behind the defender and beats him for pace, or using his close control to maneuver the ball around small spaces, there are a number of tools to unlock the tightest of defences.
When it comes to finishing, there cannot be a better pair of finishers around Europe as Balotelli and El Shaarawy are both capable of operating in a 4-4-2 as out-and-out centre forwards.
Since leaving Manchester City, the pair have chipped in with 11 goals and four assists in 14 games.
By the time the new season arrives, the pair will have enjoyed a pre-season together and found out the keys to making Milan's attack tick.
But with the potential to work together and the early evidence over the past couple of months, Balotelli and El Shaarawy can claim to be the best attacking duo in European football.