Balotelli gives Italy victory over Mexico
Mario Balotelli hit his ninth international goal to help Italy to a 2-1 win over Mexico in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday.
The striker capped a fine performance at the Maracana in the 78th minute when he muscled past Mexican skipper Francisco Rodriguez to beat goalkeeper Jose Corona.
Andrea Pirlo marked his 100th appearance for Italy with the opening goal after 27 minutes, curling a free-kick over the wall from 30 yards.
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