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Balotelli blasted by boss Lucien Favre after Nice’s Champions League exit

Sports News 23rd August 2017

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Mario Balotelli blasted by boss Lucien Favre after Nice’s Champions League exit: ‘I should’ve taken him off sooner… he didn’t run or give enough’

  • Jose Callejon put Napoli 1-0 ahead against Nice with a close-range finish
  • Callejon’s goal came while Mario Balotelli was arguing with match officials
  • The row appeared to centre around a white bandage on the Italian’s wrist
  • Nice boss Lucien Favre has blasted the Nice striker for not ‘giving enough’

Nice manager Lucien Favre has sensationally blasted Mario Balotelli for not ‘giving enough’ against Napoli after the Italian striker was jeered by his own supporters.

Napoli cruised into the Champions League group stage with a 2-0 win away to Nice on Tuesday, scoring their first goal as Balotelli was arguing with match officials on the touchline.

Balotelli, who missed the first leg through injury, was sluggish, off the pace and never threatened the Napoli goal and the maverick Italian was eventually substituted during the second half to jeers from the home fans.

Mario Balotelli wasn't the flavour of the month among Nice fans against Napoli on Tuesday

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