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Mario Balotelli's first goal back in Serie A wasn't enough for his Brescia side as they fell 2-1 to Napoli thanks to goals from Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas.

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Mario Balotelli scored his first goal for new club Brescia on Sunday, but his actions caught the attention even before kick-off of the match against Napoli (stream the replay on ESPN+ in the U.S.).

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Mario Balotelli opens Brescia account in Napoli loss

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Mario Balotelli's first goal back in Serie A wasn't enough for his Brescia side as they fell 2-1 to Napoli thanks to goals from Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas.

Napoli survived a second-half fightback from Brescia to move into fourth place in Serie A with a 2-1 home win on Sunday as Mario Balotelli opened his account for the visitors.

Carlo Ancelotti's side held a two-goal lead at half-time thanks to strikes from Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas, but Balotelli pulled one back as Brescia rallied after the break.

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The result leaves Napoli in fourth place on 12 points, six behind leaders Inter Milan, while...

Balotelli debuts, Ronaldo missing in Juve rally

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Brescia take an early lead vs. Juventus, but can't hang on as Mario Balotelli fails to score on his debut. To watch Serie A subscribe to ESPN+.

Juventus came from behind to go top of Serie A with a 2-1 win at Brescia on Tuesday as Mario Balotelli marked his return to Italian football.

Alfredo Donnarumma gave the hosts an early lead at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti but Juve hit back through a Jhon Chancellor own goal and a Miralem Pjanic strike either side of the break.

Balotelli made his debut for his hometown club after completing a four-match suspension that he was handed at Marseille last season, while the visitors were without Cristiano...