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Mancini hails 'great' Balotelli debut

August 19, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Roberto Mancini saluted debutant Mario Balotelli after the Italy striker put Manchester City on the road to the group stages of the Europa League.

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Balotelli, 20, stepped off the bench to score the winner in the 1-0 play-off first leg victory against Timisoara in Romania. He swept the ball home from close range after being set up by Emmanuel Adebayor in the 72nd minute.

It has been a whirlwind week for Balotelli, whose registration ...

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