Balotelli proving he's an asset

Posted: Feb. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Just weeks after being signed Mario Balotelli has already made his presence felt in Milan as he drew the equalizer against Cagliari. The final score was a 1-1 draw but Balotelli’s performance was nothing short of amazing. Hopefully he can manage to stay out of trouble for the Roji-Negros.

Victor Ibarbo gave the Sardinians the lead on the stroke of half time before Mario Balotelli responded from the penalty spot after Cagliari had Davide Astori sent off but, despite a late siege on the Cagliari goal, the Rossoneri were unable to find a winner leaving the home side four points clear of the drop zone.

In the late game, Inter Milan moved up into fourth with a regulation 3-1 win over Chievo at the Stadio Guiseppe Meazza.

Antonio Cassano scored the opening goal for the hosts in the second minute with a long-range strike before Luca Rigoni equalized for Chievo with a header in the 21st.

Inter were quickly back ahead, though, thanks to Andrea Ranocchia's header five minutes later, with Diego Milito's 50th minute strike from the middle of the box enough to seal the win.

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