Goal of the day: Mario Balotelli (Italy) vs Poland | inside World Soccer

Mario Balotelli scored his first international goal with a spectacular long-range strike to help Italy beat Euro 2012 co-host Poland 2-0 in a friendly at the newly-built stadium in Wroclaw.

Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny fails to save a long range effort from Italy forward Mario Balotelli
Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny fails to save a long range effort from Mario Balotelli

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Balotelli opened the scoring in the 30th minute as he received the ball about 40 yards from goal and spotted Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny off his line, taking a few steps forward before beating him with a dipping long-range effort.

It was the Manchester City striker's first goal in six international appearances.

Balotelli's strike partner of the night Giampaolo Pazzini then added the second on the hour mark to seal the victory.


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