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Mario Balotelli adds 'scorpion kick' to his Instagram showreel of skills and antics

Mario Balotelli has a laugh with teammate Florian Thauvin, who pulled up limping on Marseille's opening goal, after Balotelli scored the second.

Perhaps feeling like he has something to prove, Mario Balotelli has been busy showcasing his skills on social media again.

Filmed in his back garden and posted on his Instagram story and Twitter account, the Italian striker -- who joined Marseille last month after his stint at Nice came to a somewhat turbulent end -- dipped into his repertoire and pulled out a "scorpion kick" volley.

We don't think Rene Higuita has much to worry about, but the acrobatics were fairly impressive nonetheless.

Some...

Bayern fight and scrap to earn an edge vs. Liverpool but need a change of focus in Munich

Thanks to the much-maligned away goals rule in European football, many consider a 0-0 draw in the first leg of a knockout tie a good result for the home team. But after Tuesday night's game at Anfield, Bayern Munich walked away by far the happier side.

The German champions probably knew that a goalless draw statistically tilts the tie in favour of the away side. In 31 previous first-leg 0-0 draws in the Champions League, the club hosting the return fixture have gone through 22 times. Based on those...

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool, Everton may fight over Sporting's Bruno Fernandes

Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield.
The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command.

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: A Sporting chance?

Another day, another transfer rumour involving a young star in Portugal. This time, instead of speculating over the possible future of young Benfica magician Joao Felix, there's a debate raging over where...

Bayern earning draw amid Anfield atmosphere hardly a nightmare for Liverpool

180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for.
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, England -- There are times when people get carried away with the emotion of a European night at Anfield. The noise, the colour, the fear that makes world-class opposition players freeze in their tracks; all those elements helped drive Liverpool to the Champions League final last season, but Bayern Munich debunked some myths as they secured a 0-0 round-of-16 first-leg draw on Tuesday.

Bayern, five-time European champions just like Liverpool, turned up, shrugged their shoulders...

Transfer Talk: Liverpool set to renew interest in Dortmund's Sancho

Jadon Sancho discussed his development at Borussia Dortmund, how he's maturing and the influence Marco Reus has had on his career.
Jadon Sancho says Christian Pulisic's outstanding ability, commitment and passion for the game is an inspiration for him.

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Liverpool still keen on Sancho

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his previous interest in Jadon Sancho which, says the Daily Mirror, hints at the prospect of an approach for the Borussia...

Mexicans abroad: Tecatito Corona continues fine form for Porto, Lainez provides late heroics

Jesus Corona is having a career season with five goals and nine assists so far for Porto.

A long list of Mexican soccer's top talents are making names for themselves at clubs abroad. With several key figures playing week in and week out in a number of Europe's top leagues, keeping track of all of El Tri's stars can at times be daunting.

In order to help keep tabs on those across the Atlantic, we've created a weekly award that will be given to the most outstanding player. Along with a few honorable mentions -- and a "dishonorable mention" label -- here are the noteworthy performances...