Classic Mario Balotelli: Ex-Liverpool and Manchester City striker scores late Nice winner, gets booked and then sent off five minutes later!
Mario Balotelli is the gift that keeps on giving.
The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker – now at Ligue 1 side Nice – scored a late goal to give his side a 2-1 victory over Lorient. But that was just the start.
He celebrated by taking his shirt off – a cheap 87th minute booking. Then in the second minute of added time, the Italian was shown a second yellow card. Classic Balotelli.
But his goal was a worthy match winner. The 26-year-old receives the ball in the box, takes a touch, drops his shoulder and comes inside before curling the ball in the far corner – his talent is undoubted.
He now has six goals in five appearances this term.
See his latest effort and two yellow cards, below…
Balotelli goal – Nice 2-1 Lorient
Balotelli yellow cards