Balotelli scores on Milan debut

By Reuters
Last update The 03/02/2013 at 21:38 -
By Reuters - The 03/02/2013 at 21:38
Mario Balotelli scored 25 minutes into his AC Milan debut on Sunday, three days after completing his move from English champions Manchester City.

Balotelli was included in the starting line-up at the last minute after Giampaolo Pazzini pulled out during the warm-up.

The maverick striker opened his account by turning the ball in from six metres in the Serie A game against Udinese after Stephan El Shaaraway's cross from the left was deflected to his feet.

He nearly added another two minutes later with a dipping shot which was turned over by the bar by Udinese goalkeeper Daniele Padelli.