Milan’s Mario Balotelli was Italy’s Man of the Match in the win at Malta, the peninsula's three main sporting newspapers concur.
Balotelli was heralded as the star performer in Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Brazil and he again made the right sort of headlines with a brace last night.
While Balotelli was rated as the best, Juventus’ Emanuele Giaccherini averaged the poorest pagelle mark after being given two 5.5s and a 5.
Juventus ‘keeper Gigi Buffon was rewarded with high marks following his penalty save.
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