As Mario Balotelli leaves England for Milan, we look back at the striker's finest moments.
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Italy striker Mario Balotelli is perhaps the biggest threat to England on Sunday. But as a Man City player he's familiar to the England team
Serie A side Juventus have been fined €4,000 by the Italian league after its supporters targeted AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli with racist chants during a win over Catania on Sunday.
Lazio were also fined €10,000 by Italian footballing authorities after its supporters displayed an offensive banner against UEFA's President Michel Platini.
Mario Balotelli has ordered a life-sized statue to “immortalise” himself in his new home.
The Italian striker, who recently returned to Italy following his January transfer to AC Milan, has reportedly contacted a local artist to make the statue.
Artist Livio Scarpella told Il Giornale di Brescia: "I have received the commission, but I've never met Balotelli so I am working from photos."
He added: "I presented several drawings but Mario wanted to be immortalised in a pose that shows him having scored a goal, highlighting his muscles and with an expression of defiance.
"I have imagined him as an athlete from ancient times and the statue will be a mix of classical and pop style in platinum and coloured bronze with the eyes made of stones."
Italian media have suggested that the statue will recreate the pose Balotelli showed off after scoring against Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final.
Italian football giants Inter Milan have been fined 50,000 euros (£43,175) by the league after the club's fans were found guilty of racially abusing Mario Balotelli during Sunday's Milan derby.
The AC Milan striker, who played for Inter before his spell in the Premier League with Manchester City, was also fined 10,000 euros for apparent insulting gestures towards the opposition fans after the final whistle.
Inter Milan have been fined 15,000 euros (£12,900) by the Italian football league after fans chanted racist abuse about Mario Balotelli - during a game in which the striker was not even playing.
The Inter supporters' chants about the club's former player, now the new star man of city rivals AC Milan, were heard during the first half of Sunday night's 3-1 victory over Chievo.
A statement published on the official Serie A site confirmed the club fine after supporters "directed expressions of racial discrimination to the player of another club". Inter president Massimo Moratti added his condemnation.
The vice-president of AC Milan Paulo Berlusconi, the younger brother of former Italian prime minister Silvio, also recently apologised for racist remarks he made about Balotelli, who joined the club from Manchester City last month.
Mario Balotelli has found himself at the centre of a racism storm in Italy after a shocking public remark by AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi, younger brother of the club president Silvio.
Berlusconi junior described Balotelli as "negretto di famiglia" - translated as "the family's little n****".
The utterance came at a political meeting in Monza near Milan and was filmed by local reporters and is being shown on the website of Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
Mario Balotelli is celebrating a dream debut for AC Milan after stroking home a last-minute injury-time penalty to complete a 2-1 win against Udinese.
The striker benefited from his side earning a decidedly dubious spot-kick award to score his second goal of the game at the San Siro.
Mario Balotelli has celebrated his return to Italian football with a goal on his debut for AC Milan at the San Siro.
The former Manchester City striker, who began his often-controversial career at city rivals Inter, netted in the 25th minute against Udinese in the Serie A match.
Mario Balotelli aimed a parting shot at life in England during preparations for his first game as an AC Milan player.
Asked at a press conference what he had not liked about England, he replied: "The press first. The weather. The food. The way that you drive."
He said he had few happy memories of his experience in England, including: "My team mates, my manager. That's the good things."
And the player did not rule out a return to England at some point in the future:
"To be honest, the Premier League is an amazing league and I think it's the best, and the crowd and the pitches. .. so I don't know for the future if I could go back or not."
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has told the Italian media that he will not miss much about life in England following his recent move to AC Milan.
The 22-year-old said: "Good things (about England)? Only when I get to Carrington to train, so my team-mates and manager.
"Bad things? Everything else - press, weather, food, the way you drive."