Balotelli scores but Brescia loses 2-1 at Napoli

USA Today Sports 2 months ago

ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli's first goal since rejoining the Italian league wasn't enough for Brescia to avoid a 2-1 defeat at Napoli on Sunday.

Napoli led 2-0 at the break following goals from Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas before Balotelli took advantage of his imposing physique to head in from a corner midway through the second half.

Both sides also had goals disallowed by the VAR.

It was Balotelli's second Serie A match since joining Brescia on a free transfer from Marseille. He missed the opening four matches of the season due to a four-match ban at the end of last season's French league.

Before kickoff, Balotelli held his six-year-old daughter, Pia, in his arms as the players lined up for the league anthem. His daughter lives in Naples with her Neapolitan mother and was wearing a Napoli uniform.

Bouncing back from a highly disappointing midweek loss to Cagliari, fourth-place Napoli moved within one point of third-place Atalanta.

Brescia is 14th.


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