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Friday September 20 2019
Cassano backs Inter & Balotelli

Serie A favourite Antonio Cassano says he is backing Inter for the Scudetto and Mario Balotelli to work his way back into the Italy squad.

Inter appointed ex-Juventus and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte over the summer and broke their transfer record to sign Romelu Lukaku, while Balotelli is looking to re-announce himself for club and country with newly-promoted Brescia.

“Inter will win the Scudetto,” Cassano told Corriere della Sera.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Corini: 'Balotelli must raise his game'

Eugenio Corini warns Mario Balotelli he “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus,” but he’s still suspended as Brescia host Bologna.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I have already told the lads our starting XI and tomorrow you’ll find out too,” the Coach said in his Press conference.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Pirlo: 'Balotelli must prove himself'

Andrea Pirlo hopes Mario Balotelli can impress at Brescia and “prove” he deserves a recall to the Italy squad.

“If Balotelli chose to play for Brescia, it means he wants to get back on track and do it the right way,” Pirlo told news agency Ansa.

“If he does have the right attitude, then the rest will come as a consequence, including the Nazionale. It’s important he realises that it all depends on him. If he doesn’t prove himself on the field, then he can’t think of going anywhere.”

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Saturday September 7 2019
Balotelli scores first Brescia goal

Mario Balotelli and Romulo scored their first goals in a Brescia jersey during a 3-2 friendly victory over Frosinone.

The Rondinelle took advantage of the break for international duty to have a practice run against Serie B side Frosinone.

Balotelli, who has to complete the four-match ban left over from Ligue 1 before he makes his Serie A debut for Brescia, was on target for the first time in this friendly.

He rose above the crowd to nod in a Romulo corner after 26 minutes.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Mancini: 'If Balo wants to be at Euro 2020...'

Roberto Mancini warns Italy not to under-estimate Armenia, believes they have foundations for the Euro 2020 squad and says what Mario Balotelli must do to join them.

The Euro 2020 qualifier kicks off in Yerevan at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for the LIVEBLOG.

“No game must be under-estimated, especially not one that comes four months after our last get-together, so we can expect more problems than usual,” the CT told Rai Sport.

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Wednesday September 4 2019
Balotelli makes Brescia debut

Mario Balotelli made his Brescia debut in a 5-1 friendly victory over Mantova, with Luca Tremolada and Leonardo Morosini scoring twice each.

The former Inter, Milan, Nice and Marseille striker cannot take part in Serie A games yet, as he arrived with a four-match ban, so was given an hour run-out in a friendly organised during the break for international duty.

Deadline day signing Romulo also made his debut and Balotelli had a hand in their opening goal, his ferocious free kick parried for Alessandro Semprini’s tap-in.

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Tuesday September 3 2019
Top 10 hotly-anticipated Serie A signings

With the transfer market now shut, Ramez Nathan identifies the 10 new signings who shoulder the biggest expectations in Serie A this season.

10. Ismael Bennacer (Empoli to Milan)

Milan have put all their focus this transfer market in signing young talents to attain Marco Giampolo's vision for the side and to build a squad that can last for years to come, but if one name is expected to shine the brightest, it's definitely Bennacer.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Abate considering Brescia bid

Former Milan right-back Ignazio Abate is leaning towards Brescia after turning down Olympiakos, Real Valladolid and an offer from Qatar.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the 32-year-old free agent is eager to remain in Italy.

He rejected proposals from Greek side Olympiakos, Spaniards Real Valladolid and an unspecified club from Qatar.

Abate is believed to be considering Brescia, which would see him reunite with ex-Milan teammate Mario Balotelli.

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Friday August 23 2019
'Balotelli motivated for Brescia'

Eugenio Corini may not be able to count on Mario Balotelli just yet, but the Brescia boss sees the striker with ‘plenty of motivation’.

Brescia are back in Serie A after an eight-year absence, although they open the new season against Cagliari on Sunday without six first-team players, including Balotelli.

“Of course we’d have liked to start off in Serie A differently,” Corini said at a Press conference.

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Tuesday August 20 2019
Balotelli to make City return

Brescia new boy Mario Balotelli will return to Manchester City for Vincent Kompany’s testimonial next month.

City announced on their official website that Balotelli had agreed to take part as a member of their Legends team who would be facing a Premier League All-Stars XI.

The Italy striker was a fans’ favourite at Etihad Stadium between 2010 and 2013, scoring 30 goals and lifting a Premier League title.

Among his contributions was assisting Sergio Aguero for the goal that won City the title in 2012.

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