Malta 0-2 Italy

Prandelli hails in-form Balotelli

March 27, 2013
By ESPN staff
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli believes Mario Balotelli has finally come of age after his match-winning performance in a 2-0 win over Malta on Tuesday evening.

Balotelli scored a brace for the Azzurri, taking his tally to 10 goals in nine games for club and country since leaving Manchester City for AC Milan in January. The striker's latest feat lifts Italy three points clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group.

"He just needs to get used to that kind of thing," Prandelli ...

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