Highlights from the Azzurri’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Malta.
Mario Balotelli continued his stunning form since leaving Manchester City with a brace, as first-placed Italy beat Malta 2-0 in World Cup qualifying.
The maverick striker has now scored ten goals in nine appearances for club and country since joining AC Milan from Eastlands in January.
The 23-year-old rolled home a penalty after club-mate Stephen El Shaarawy had been fouled before Coventry City striker Michael Misfud missed a penalty at the other end for Malta.
Balotelli made the minnows pay with a clinic finish in second half.