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Are you watching, Mario? Team recreates Balotelli's 'selfie' celebration, pays penalty

Youssoufia Berrechid mimicked Mario Balotelli by celebrating a goal with a team selfie, and got a lesson in sporting hubris.

Over in the Moroccan top flight this week, Youssoufia Berrechid played Mouloudia Oujda in a fixture that was far more entertaining than the drab eventual scoreline of 1-1 would suggest.

The home side took an early lead but soon found out the hard way that attempting to mimic Mario Balotelli -- specifically his "selfie" goal celebration against Saint Etienne a few weeks ago -- is never usually a good idea.

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Balotelli blasts Italy snub on Instagram, Mancini says: 'You can't be everybody's darling'

Fabio Quagliarella's brace against Liechtenstein made him Italy's oldest-ever goal scorer, and he added an assist for good measure in a 6-0 rout.
Fabio Quagliarella scores for Italy for the first time since 2010 and becomes the Azzurri's oldest goal scorer ever at 36 years old.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini has said Mario Balotelli must get in better condition before he can make a return to the national team, after the striker appeared to criticise his omission from the Euro 2020 qualifying squad.

Balotelli has scored five Ligue 1 goals in eight matches since moving to Marseille in January but Mancini overlooked him for Italy's qualifying wins over Finland and Lichtenstein.

"Have you ever thought that -- and it might never happen -- but I might be needed again one day,...

Roma teen Zaniolo named to Italy squad for Euro qualifiers, Balotelli left out

Check out all 42 goals from the weekend's Serie A action, including the scintillating Milan derby that saw Inter prevail at the San Siro.

Nicolo Zaniolo had not played a match in Serie A less than a year ago, but could now be set to make his first appearance for Italy this week.

Zaniolo, 19, has had a breakthrough season and has emerged as one of the most promising talents in Italy's top flight since his move to Roma from Inter Milan last summer.

He scored his first Champions League goals last month as he led Roma to a 2-1 win at home against Porto in the first leg of the round of 16.

Although Zaniolo received an Italy call-up in...

Balotelli laughs off rumours he would unveil Rashford t-shirt with goal at PSG

Angel Di María looked unstoppable against Marseille, scoring twice and providing the opening goal assist in a strong win at Le Parc des Princes.
French Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappé (45'+2') PSG 1-0 Marseille

Marseille forward Mario Balotelli has reacted angrily to reports he planned to unveil a t-shirt with Marcus Rashford's face on it had he scored against Paris Saint-Germain.

Various reports -- notably including Canal+'s pitchside reporter Olivier Tallaron -- had claimed the Italy international was wearing a t-shirt with the Manchester United forward's face emblazoned on it for the clash against the league leaders at the Parc des Princes.

However, the ex-Manchester City man took to social media...

Marseille and Balotelli have nothing to lose in Classique against PSG

After playing in the Milan derby (AC vs. Inter), the Derby of Italy (Juventus vs. Inter), the Manchester derby (United vs. City), the Merseyside derby (Liverpool vs. Everton) and the Derby de la Cote d'Azur (Nice vs. Monaco), Mario Balotelli will experience Le Classique on Sunday as his Marseille team travel to PSG.

The Italian striker will now be a part of the biggest game in French football. Marseille vs. PSG involves the whole country; it unites the provinces against the capital, even if PSG...

Mario Balotelli plays keepy-uppy with toilet roll ahead of Marseille vs. Nice

If you were feeling cruel, you could argue that Mario Balotelli's career has gone into the toilet since he left Manchester City in 2012-13.

But the 28-year-old Italian striker is at pains to prove he's still got the skills, with his latest Instagram post an example of his ability with a roll of toilet paper at his feet rather than a ball.

Balotelli's move to Marseille has seen him score four goals in six games to date, with the last one the subject of an unusual Instagram selfie celebration. But...