The Italian press is unanimous in its praise of Mario Balotelli after last night’s 2-1 victory over Germany that clinched a place in the final of the Euro 2012.
Gazzetta dello Sport:
That is followed by a sub-headline which reads:
“Super Balotelli, the whole of Italy celebrates.”
“A star is born” applauds Balotelli, whose heroics put the Azzurri in the final of the tournament for the first time since 2000.
Corriere dello Sport
“Giants of Italy.
“Germany beaten 2-1, we are in the final.
“Happiness is restored to the country.”
Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport shows a photograph of Balotelli, noting his sublime performance:
“Fabulous goals by Balotelli.”
“The perfect game, Azzurri in the final.
“The magical night of super Mario.”