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Tuesday May 5 2020
Cellino: 'Balotelli too childish'

Brescia President Massimo Cellino says he could sell up and return to England, admits to making mistakes this season, including his trust in ‘childish’ Mario Balotelli.

The former Cagliari and Leeds United patron has often threatened to storm out of the entire football world and is the only patron pushing hard to abandon the current Serie A season.

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Sunday May 3 2020
Materazzi: 'Zidane, racist abuse and insults'

Marco Materazzi reveals what he said to Zinedine Zidane before the headbutt, but shows a lack of understanding when it comes to racist abuse. ‘Fines are so self-righteous now.’

The former Inter defender has always been a controversial figure, none more so than when he was knocked down flat by Zidane during the 2006 World Cup Final.

Speaking in an Instagram Live chat with Nicolò De Vitis, Matrix gave a slightly different version of what he said to Zidane.

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Wednesday April 29 2020
Balotelli: 'Totti never apologised'

Mario Balotelli reveals Francesco Totti never apologised to him for his Coppa Italia Final kick and confirms ‘I’m happy at Brescia, I don’t want to leave’.

Inter beat Roma 1-0 to win the 2009-10 Coppa, but the clash was overshadowed by Totti being shown a straight red for booting Balotelli from behind.

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Wednesday April 29 2020
Balotelli: 'I could've joined Juventus'

Mario Balotelli confesses he was on the verge of joining Juventus after Manchester City. ‘It would’ve been smarter for me, but I followed my heart to Milan.’

The Brescia striker rarely gives interviews, but sat down with a friend on Instagram Live during the lockdown today.

“Adriano Galliani wanted me at Milan. After Manchester City, I was going to Juve and was ok with that, but then Galliani got in the way and when I heard Milan were involved, I lost it,” Balotelli told Er Faina.

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Sunday April 26 2020
Make or break for Moise

After Moise Kean foolishly threw a coronavirus lockdown party, Livio Caferoglu is worried Italy could be losing another promising talent.

How Graeme Souness must be feeling. The former Torino midfielder, in his role as a pundit for Sky Sports, had already passed judgment for Moise Kean just four goalless games into his Everton career with a scathing critique of the striker’s character. His argument was why Juventus had opted to cash in on a player supposedly with the world at his feet.

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Saturday April 25 2020
Serie A Seasons: Roma 2009-10

Roma and Claudio Ranieri went from being bottom of Serie A to pushing Inter all the way for the Scudetto, but stumbled on the home straight...

Words: Livio Caferoglu

Roma are unrivalled when it comes to being the ‘nearly men’ of Italian football. Despite spending just one of their 92 years in existence outside of Serie A, they have won only three Scudetti and finished runners-up on no less than 14 occasions. Yet the 2009-10 campaign saw them come a whisker away from gatecrashing Inter’s year of the Treble.

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Friday April 24 2020
'Balotelli, Ibra & Giovinco for Vasco!'

A Vasco da Gama presidential candidate has promised to target Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco if he is elected.

Luiz Roberto Leven Siano announced his plans for the Brazilian side to FOXSports.com.br, which he hopes include the three forwards.

“We’re negotiating, trying to build the Vasco of our dreams,” he vowed.

“Balotelli and Ibrahimovic have the same agent. Ibrahimovic would be a more daring project.

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Saturday April 18 2020
Mancini: 'Zlatan on Messi and CR7 level'

Roberto Mancini believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic “is on the same level as Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo,” while Mario Balotelli can play for Italy again “if he thinks only about football.”

The Azzurri CT spoke to Sport Mediaset about the players he has worked with over the years and had remarkable praise for Milan striker Ibrahimovic.

“Zlatan will be remembered as one of the greatest forwards of all time. I put him on the same level as Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He won the league title wherever he went, scoring a ton of goals.

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Thursday April 16 2020
Materazzi: 'Balotelli deserved beating'

Marco Materazzi reveals the brawl with Inter teammate Mario Balotelli in 2010 started on the team bus, defends Jose Mourinho and slams those who criticised him after the Zinedine Zidane headbutt.

The World Cup and Treble winner sat down for an Instagram interview with chef and Nerazzurri supporter Davide Oldani today.

He was asked about the infamous incident after the 2010 Champions League semi-final between Inter and Barcelona, when substitute Balotelli threw his shirt to the ground, was chased into the dressing room and pinned to the wall by Matrix.

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Monday April 13 2020
Balotelli: 'I'd like Napoli move'

Brescia striker Mario Balotelli has confessed “I’d be very happy” to play for Napoli and that Zlatan Ibrahimovic once told him he “wasn’t good enough”.

Balotelli has made no secret of his admiration for Napoli in the past, once claiming that they were the only Italian team he would come back for.

“I tried,” he said during a live Instagram Q&A with Fabio Cannavaro.

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