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Prandelli impressed by Balo temperament

March 27, 2013
By ESPN staff


Cesare Prandelli has praised the way Mario Balotelli kept his cool under difficult conditions during Italy's 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory in Malta and believes the temperamental striker can finally start to realise his potential.

Balotelli, 22, has been in fine form since joining AC Milan from Manchester City in January, scoring ten goals in nine games during that period for club and country.

And the Italy international hit a brace to inspire his country ...

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