Manchester City striker below, before the grass attack.
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MARIO BALOTELLI suffered an allergic reaction to the GRASS as Manchester City were caught cold in freezing Ukraine.
The Italian bad boy had to be persuaded back on to the pitch for the second half after his face had swollen up.
He was given antihistamine jabs to try to solve the problem but was hauled off after 57 minutes of this Euro clash.
It was a bad night for City all round as Andriy Shevchenko inspired Dinamo Kiev.
But Balotelli was again the centre of attention. Boss Roberto Mancini said: “He had an allergy and his face was swollen but I don’t know why.
“He wanted to come out for the second half but had this problem 10 seconds before coming out.
“I came out one minute before the players and I didn’t see Mario.”
City sources revealed the Italian is allergic to certain types of grass and is sometimes given adrenalin to deal with the problem. (The Sun)
Seriously? Do you think Inter Milan informed Man City about this little problem? So it’s simple really, if Premier League clubs want to find a way to nullify the young Italian all they need to do is get the right kind of turf on the pitch in preparation ahead of Man City clash’s. Then simply wait for that allergy to kick in.
There is no doubting the obvious ability Balotelli possesses but he is clearly one hell of a headache to deal with and one wonders if Roberto Mancini is beginning to run out of patience for the former San Siro star?