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Balotelli: I´m really sorry

26 September 2013 20:52

Milan striker Mario Balotelli has apologised to his team-mates and referee Luca Banti for his behaviour in Sunday's loss at Napoli.

The 23-year-old forward was given a straight red card after the final whistle of Milan's 2-1 defeat at San Siro for abusing Banti.

Balotelli had earlier missed a penalty – his first failure to score from the spot in his career – and picked up a yellow card, while he also scored a late consolation goal.

The Italian was suspended for three matches for his conduct and expressed his disappointment in his actions on Thursday.

Balotelli told Sky Sports 24: "I'm really sorry for my team-mates, who train with me and give their best every single day.

"I'm sorry mainly for them. I also apologise to the fans, who really are amazing and the club itself. The referee, you say? I apologise to him as well for the words I've said.

"I shouldn't have reacted that way. It's just that with Napoli was the same old story: every time I'm fouled it doesn't matter but if I do half a thing, God forbid!

"I know I should be more calm and hold tight in certain situations. I made a mistake, I was provoked and I fell for it.

"Mario has made a mistake and now Mario apologies to everyone."

Balotelli has scored five goals in eight matches in all competitions for Milan this season.

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Milan

L L W D L

1 - 2

Competition
Serie A
Date
22 September 2013
Game week
4
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
51384

Goals

0 - 1
6' M. Britos
 (assist by Albiol)
0 - 2
54' G. Higuaín
 (assist by C. Zúñiga)
M. Balotelli 90'+1
(assist by M. Niang) 
1 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
5
17
20
4
14
34 67'
28
16 62'
9
45 57' 61' 90+1' 90+4'
Coach: M. Allegri

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
78
23
1
21
24
33
35
81

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +55 91
2 38 +48 82
3 38 +42 80
4 38 +12 67
5 38 +18 64
6 38 +9 61
7 38 +6 57
8 38 +0 54
9 38 -2 50
10 38 -9 46
11 38 -3 46
12 38 -3 45
13 38 -6 45
14 38 -12 42
15 38 -13 40
16 38 -27 39
17 38 -25 39
18 38 -20 38
19 38 -41 31
20 38 -29 28

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