He may be as mad as a brush but former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli can still turn it on when he’s in the mood.
Usually he keeps his best for the national team and although Italy went down 4-2 to Confederation Cup hosts Brazil last night – a cheeky bit of Tekkers from Super Mario allows Emanuele Giaccherini to break free and equalise for the Azzurri.
Unfortunately for the Euro 2012 runners-up Barcelona newbie Neymar scored a cracking free four minutes later before a Fred double-strike sealed the deal for the hosts.
Brazil now top Group A and will likely face Uruguay in the first semi-final with the Italians facing World Champions Spain in the other.
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