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.

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

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