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It’s been a crazy weekend to say the least, folks. First, John Obi Mikel actually scored a goal, then Barcelona lost the possession battle in a competitive match for the first time in 5 years (or an astonishing run of 317 games), and now Mario Balotelli has missed a penalty!
The only thing missing is Howard Webb being in charge of a match that Manchester United lose. Oh wait, that happened too!
Balotelli stepped up to the spot with Milan down 2-0 to Napoli in the 61st minute, but Pepe Reina denied him, waiting until Balotelli struck the ball to make his move. Balotelli did get on the score sheet to make it 2-1 in stoppage time, but the penalty miss proved to be decisive as Napoli continued its perfect start to the season at the expense of the Rossoneri.
Before Sunday, Super Mario was a perfect 26 for 26 from the penalty spot in his career for both club and country: