Fairytale start for the former Man City striker as he finds himself in the club that he worshiped from childhood. While City club desperately staved off Liverpool noticeably lacking firepower, here at Milan, Masimilliano Allegri wisely decided to let Balotelli run the show. It appears giving him responsibility actually yielded positive results while micro-managing him as an errant child as did Mancini, provoked a completely different set of reactions.
Daniele Padelli, the Udinese goalie was magnificent in preventing Milan from scoring more. Balotelli's injury time penalty winner was the result of an extremely harsh decision as Stephan El Shaarawy was adjudged brought down in the box by Daniel Heurtaux as replays clearly showed the defender's challenge got all ball. Till then it looked like Udinese would hold onto a 1-1 scoreline.
Interestingly, M'baye Niang, the 18 year old phenom who has been compared frequently to Balotelli and you can see why also seems to have his share of off the pitch misdemeanours so much so that Milan were ready to ship him out. He was reportedly tracked by Spurs and Arsenal.