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Video: Mario Balotelli downs Bologna with late wonder strike

Feb 14, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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With four minutes until the final whistle, Mario Balotelli single-handedly ruined the evenings of Bologna fans with a brilliant 40-yard stunner as AC Milan pick up their first win in their last three matches.

The shot comes from about even with the right corner of the 18-yard-box, although well outside the area, dipping and diving between two defenders before tucking itself neatly into the tightest possible area of the top-left corner.

The three points allow Milan to briefly catch Lazio for ninth in the Serie A table, who play on the road at Catania on Sunday.

This season has been a frustrating one for the mercurial Balotelli.  He’s bagged 11 goals now in 19 matches, but has often drawn the ire of his managerial staff.

The 23-year-old was seen in tears on the bench (not the first time) after Milan crumbled to Napoli last weekend.

Here’s the video of his goal from earlier today. His ho-hum reaction is almost as awesome as the goal. Try not to wake the neighbors:

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