Looking on Italian starting line-up when visiting Malta is so interesting. Last night, the national team was dominated by players from only two clubs, six from Juventus and five from A.C. Milan. Cesare Prandelli as the coach maybe did not have any choice since A.S. Roma’s De Rossi is suspended.
At the end of the game, Italia won 2-0 over the home side. A big credit must be given to Gianluigi Buffon who saved a penalty kick from Michael Mifsud. However, a brace from Mario Balotelli is more than enough to take Italia one step closer to the 2014 World Cup.
The A.C. Milan’s ace netted the first goal from the spot after Stephan El Shaarawy was fouled inside the area and scored the second from a wonderful assist by Mattia De Sciglio. With eight goals, now he has surpassed Antonio Cassano as the leading scorer of the national team under Cesare Prandelli.
So, why always you, Super Mario?
~ the picture is taken from @canalemilan.