Classic Euro moments: Super Mario v Germany (2012)

It is fair to say that Mario Balotelli has had a rather volatile professional football career to date.

But the sometime Italy international and current AC Milan loanee can still look back on a handful of wonderful moments on the pitch, with his brilliant finish to take Germany down in Euro 2012 a particular highlight.

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A decisive smash into the top corner was followed by Super Mario stripping down and showing off his physique as Italy moved into the final of the tournament with to a 2-1 win.

Goal has recreated some of the best moments at Europe’s top international competition in animated form – and where better to start than with Balotelli himself?

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