Balotelli, AC Milan vs Cagliari HQ video highlights
Published : 13 Feb 2013 10:35:29
Mario Balotelli scored his third goal in two games for AC Milan to snatch a share of the points in a 1-1 draw at Cagliari Sunday.
AC Milan remain fourth, 14 points behind leaders Juventus.
Balotelli, signed from Manchester City 10 days ago, grabbed a brace, including one goal from the penalty spot, in a 2-1 win over Udinese last week.
In a goalmouth melee, Balotelli prepared for an overhead kick but was impeded by Cagliari defender Davide Astori, who was sent off for a second bookable offence as the referee pointed to the spot.
The Italy international stepped up to send Michael Agazzi the wrong way to level and claim his third goal in two games.
Yet the 22-year-old was guilty of missing a superb chance to put the visitors ahead, and twice found himself offside while presented with goal-scoring chances in the final 10 minutes.
First, Balotelli's attempt to head Philippe Mexes's header from the edge of the area past Agazzi from close in went straight at the 'keeper.
He was then offside when Bojan flicked the ball into his path, and offside again when he tried to nod home the rebound from the Spain international's probing 20-metre drive.