Euro 2012: Italian Press Reacts to 'Super Mario Balotelli' as 'The Whole of Italy Celebrates'





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Published on Jun 29, 2012

The Manchester City striker scored two superb goals to fire Italy into Sunday's final against holders Spain at the Olympic stadium in Kiev.

Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport were understandably delighted. "Li abbiamo fatti Neri" the paper shouted, with a big picture of Balotelli with his shirt off.

"We made them black!" seems an unfortunate phrase to be using, coming as it does only days after Gazetta dello Sport had to apologise for a cartoon depicting Balotelli as King Kong.

But in Italy the idiom means: "We beat them black and blue". So that's OK then.

Gazzetta were keeping it simple this time: "It's us!!!" followed by a sub-header which reads: "Super Balotelli, the whole of Italy celebrates."

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