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  • Manchester City 3-0 SV Salzburg: Balotelli double, Johnson great-strike

    Mario Balotelli again showed his cool talent. The Italian striker scored two who brought Manchester City's 3-0 win against SV Salzburg in advanced Europa League Group A on Wednesday (01/12/2010). This victory ensures step "The Citizens" to the round of 32.

    This is the first game "Super Mario" since he was convicted for hitting a player FA West Bromwich Albion, Youssuf Mulumbu, early last month. At that time, also Balotelli scored twice, but he could not end the game for receiving a red card. Fortunately, this time such a thing does not happen again.

    Balotelli to play quietly and successfully exploit opportunities he got. Balotelli was born the first goal in the 18th minute. Calmly, the former Inter Milan player the ball with his left foot from inside the penalty box, cool finish and expression too.

    The second goal Balotelli was born in the 65th minute through right-foot shot. Total, Balotelli scored 5 goals from 6 games with "The Citizens" of this season. Unfortunately, he could not often performed with his colleagues because the chance of injury and get punishment of his less control temper.

    The third goals against Salzburg scored Adam Johnson in the 78th minute, what a run and finish, typically Johnson goal.

    Team Line-up:

    Manchester City: Shay Given; Joleon Lescott, Kolo Touré, Pablo Zabaleta, Jerome Boateng, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Patrick Vieira, James Milner, Adam Johnson, Jo, Mario Balotelli

    SV Salzburg: Gerhard Tremmel; Rabiu Afolabi, Franz Schiemer, Ibrahim Sekagya, Martin Hinteregger (Dusan Svento 46); David Mendes Da Silva, Simon Cziommer (Alan Carvalho 57), Christoph Leitgeb, Stefan Hierlander; Jakob Jantscher, Joaquin Antonio Boghossian


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