Europa League

Dream debut for Balotelli, Reds narrowly win

August 19, 2010
Mario Balotelli made a dream debut for Manchester City with the winning goal against FC Timisoara in their Europa League first leg qualifying clash in Romania.

The former Inter Milan striker stepped off the bench to stun the home side - showing a cool head to sweep the ball home from close range after being set up by Emmanuel Adebayor - handing City a 1-0 victory and the advantage going into the return game next Thursday at Eastlands.

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