MARIO BALOTELLI scored simply 4 minutes into his Monza debut – his first objective in 360 days.
The previous Manchester Metropolis maverick striker put his facet 1-0 up with a faucet in throughout their Serie B dwelling recreation in opposition to Salernitana.
Mario Balotelli scored simply 4 minutes into his Monza debutCredit score: Sportimage
And he celebrated with former Portsmouth, Barcelona and AC Milan star Kevin Prince BoatengCredit score: Sportimage
Italian Balotelli only joined the second tier outfit at the beginning of December on a seven month contract.
The former Manchester City and Liverpool man had been a free agent since leaving relegated Brescia in the course of the summer season.
The sport is his first in additional than 9 months as Monza host league leaders Salernitana.
And the vistors described his objective – the primary since he scored for Brescia vs Lazio on January 5, 2020 – on their Twitter.
Salernitana wrote: “Monza take the lead. Balotelli carries on his with a straightforward contact.”
The 30-year-old shed virtually a stone in coaching, and agreed to reside near his new membership.
Balo has also accepted a £220,000-a-YEAR salary – a fraction of his £100,000-a-week wages whereas at Anfield.
The ‘why at all times me’ man is greatest identified for his spell at Metropolis the place he performed his greatest soccer.
He arrange Sergio Aguero for his iconic title profitable objective in opposition to QPR and each males appeared in SunSport’s investigation into where members of that 2011-12 team are now.
Monza managing director Adriano Galliani beforehand labored with the Italy striker throughout his time at AC Milan.
Galliani mentioned: “Mario has joined us with the perfect intentions – and now all of it relies upon fully on him.
“He appears extremely motivated, and there’s no doubting his means.
“When he was at Milan within the 2013-14 season his objectives saved us going within the Champions League.
“Right here at Monza the coach and the opposite gamers inform me that, every time he will get on the ball, he’s totally different class.”