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Classic Euro moments: Super Mario v Germany (2012)

18:44 BST 03/06/2016
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Goal has recreated some of the greatest moments from the tournament's history in animated form, starting with this cracker from Italy's enigmatic genius

It is fair to say that Mario Balotelli has had a rather volatile professional football career to date.

But the sometime Italy international and current AC Milan loanee can still look back on a handful of wonderful moments on the pitch, with his brilliant finish to take Germany down in Euro 2012 a particular highlight.


A video posted by Goal (@goalglobal) on Jun 3, 2016 at 2:27am PDT

A decisive smash into the top corner was followed by Super Mario stripping down and showing off his physique as Italy moved into the final of the tournament with to a 2-1 win.

Goal has recreated some of the best moments at Europe's top international competition in animated form - and where better to start than with Balotelli himself?