MARIO BALOTELLI scored simply 4 minutes into his Monza debut – his first purpose in 360 days.
The previous Manchester Metropolis maverick striker put his aspect 1-0 up with a Carlos Augusto assisted faucet in throughout their Serie B house sport 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 throughout the summer time.
The sport is his first in additional than 9 months as Monza host league leaders Salernitana.
And the guests described the purpose – his first since he scored for Brescia vs Lazio on January 5, 2020 – on their Twitter.
Salernitana wrote: “Monza take the lead. Balotelli scores with a simple contact.”
Augusto whipped a left-footed ball in from the left hand aspect and Balotelli was available to divert the ball house on the again publish from simply three yards out.
Balotelli was seen celebrating with former Portsmouth, AC Milan and Barcelona star Kevin-Prince Boateng earlier than Antonino Barilla added a second for the house aspect on the stroke of half-time.
Since signing for the Italian minnows, the 30-year-old has shed nearly a stone in coaching, and agreed to dwell 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 recognized for his spell at Metropolis the place he performed his greatest soccer.
He arrange Sergio Aguero for his iconic title profitable purpose 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.
And earlier this month, Galliani stated: “Mario has joined us with the most effective intentions – and now all of it relies upon fully on him.
“He appears extremely motivated, and there’s no doubting his capacity.
“When he was at Milan within the 2013-14 season his objectives stored us going within the Champions League.
“Right here at Monza the coach and the opposite gamers inform me that, each time he will get on the ball, he’s totally different class.”