Mario Balotelli's penalty streak ends at 21

Prior to the miss against Napoli, Balotelli had scored one penalty for Inter, eight for Manchester City, seven for AC Milan and three for Italy. He has also scored two penalties during shoot-outs.

updated: September 23, 2013 09:32 IST
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Milan: Mario Balotelli's successful streak of penalties was ended at 21 on Sunday when the Milan striker saw his spot-kick saved by Napoli 'keeper Pepe Reina.

Trailing 2-0 at the San Siro, Balotelli won the chance to reduce the arrears for the Rossoneri on the hour only to see former Liverpool 'keeper Reina dive to his right to parry.

Balotelli held his head in his hands and despite the former Manchester City striker scoring in injury time Napoli, 2-1 winners, went on to secure their first win against Milan at the San Siro in 27 years.

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