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GIF: Mario Balotelli Misses First Penalty of His Career, Had Been 26/26

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Mario Balotelli of AC Milan appears dejected after missing a penalty during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SSC Napoli at San Siro Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 22, 2013

Mario Balotelli does not miss penalties. He stands up, looks the goalkeeper straight in the eyes and scores them.

It doesn't matter whether it's for Manchester City, Italy, or AC Milan—they always went in. In fact, according to www.hasbalotellimissedapenalty.com (yes, it's a real website) he was 26/26 in his career, an astonishing record.

Until tonight.

Until a game against Napoli in the San Siro

Balotelli's effort was comfortably saved, as Napoli looked to wrap up a victory that confirms their title credentials. 

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