Mario Balotelli Scored In A Most Spectacular Fashion Against Ireland

And Spain’s game-winner wasn’t too shabby either.

1. Balotelli’s volley off a corner kick put Italy up 2-0, securing their spot in the knockout stage of Euro 2012.

Prior to this, Balotelli had had a pretty weird tournament. There were concerns Italy wouldn’t even bring the super-talented but incredibly weird striker to Euro, and his own fans supported him by wearing blackface after he threatened to murder anyone who made racist remarks at him.

2. Meanwhile, Spain secured their own spot as group winner with this finish of a perfect chip pass.

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