Mario Balotelli slams PSG for their early Champions' League exit

Alicia Farmer
March 19, 2018

In a frenetic encounter at Allianz Riviera, Alves' first Ligue 1 goal proved the difference in the 82nd minute, with Angel Di Maria having cancelled out Allan Saint-Maximin's 17th-minute opener.

Saint-Maximin forced a 50th-minute save from goalkeeper Alphonse Areola five minutes after the restart, but PSG continued to threaten on the break and Kylian Mbappe saw a 56th-minute strike ruled out for offside after pouncing on Di Maria's pass.

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Balotelli blazed a 70th-minute free kick over the bar but was unfortunate not to score with 15 minutes remaining when he beat Areola to Wylan Cyprien's corner, only to see his header come back off the bar.

"The problem is that money buys you players, but it doesn't buy you a team".

He mocked PSG for their elimination by Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. "Money doesn't make a team", he added.

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Their best performance remains reaching the quarter-finals stage which they've managed in four of the previous six seasons. They really did deserve to lose.

Meanwhile, Balotelli was again left out of the Italy squad for upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England, despite scoring 22 goals in 30 competitive games for Nice this season.

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PSG face a trip to Nice as they look to take a big step towards regaining the Ligue 1 title. Marseille and Lyon are also good teams.

Success in Europe was a top priority for PSG and they smashed the transfer record to sign Neymar in their pursuit of continental silverware.

"They [Nice] are a team that likes possession and presses well". I'm happy with all the players.

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