Sport Mario Balotelli sent off SEVEN minutes after coming on as a substitute, after insulting the referee during Brescia's draw against Cagliari
Son vows to learn from red cards
Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son insists he has learned his lesson from his latest red card. The South Korean was back involved for Spurs in the 1-1 FA Cup draw at Middlesbrough after serving a three-match ban for his dismissal against Chelsea before Christmas. Son kicked out at Antonio Rudiger and received a straight red card for the third time since May.One of those was rescinded on appeal - the one at Everton where his tackle inadvertently led to Andre Gomes breaking his ankle - but all three were the result of petulance, having been fouled.
Mario Balotelli's cameo lasted just seven minutes on Sunday, as the experienced Italian was sent-off for lashing out at the referee in Brescia's 2-2 draw with Cagliari on Sunday.
The former Manchester City striker was sent on to make an impact after 74 minutes, with the Lombardy side pushing for a winner. Eugenio Corini would have been hoping for something more positive, though.
In the 81st minute, Balotelli clattered Fabio Pisacane to earn him a yellow card. He reacted angrily, began swearing and insulting the referee, before being shown an immediate second yellow card.
Lazio avoid serious sanction for Balotelli abuse as Serie A confirm €20,000 fine
Mario Balotelli was the target of abuse from Lazio fans on Sunday and Serie A have acted by issuing a €20,000 fine.Balotelli scored the opening goal in Sunday's encounter, before Lazio went on to claim a 2-1 victory thanks to Ciro Immobile's brace after Andrea Cistana had been sent off.
Brescia battled to hold on in the final nine minutes to secure a point, but a suspension for their star striker and another draw is the last thing they need - with the Serie A side battling relegation.
Balotelli earned his 12th career dismissal, making it five seasons since he last made it through a league campaign without seeing red.
The striker has five goals in 15 games this season, and late last year looked like he would be forcing a move away from his boyhood club.
He has been the target of several racist incidents in Italy this season, stormed out of training after clashing with his manager in November and has reportedly not enjoyed engaging in a relegation fight.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I'll celebrate like a God at San Siro, not Cagliari
After netting on his first start since returning to Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed he will reserve big celebrations for San Siro.Milan ended a miserable run of three straight games without a goal with a 2-0 away win on Saturday, Ibrahimovic scoring his side's second midway through the second half with an excellent first-time finish.
He joined on a free transfer from Marseille only this summer, but Galatasaray were reportedly interested in landing the big forward.
However, he has insisted he is 'committed' to Brescia and would be staying, but this latest controversial moment is no help in the newly promoted side's battle.
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Struggling Napoli shock Sarri's Serie A leaders Juventus .
Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the second half as struggling Napoli shocked champions Juventus 2-1 to spoil coach Maurizio Sarri's return to the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday. Napoli move up to tenth place, 12 points off the Champions League places after ending a run of three consecutive defeats. © Alberto PIZZOLI Napoli won for the first time since December 22 with victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus "It's a victory for the whole of Naples," said Insigne after his team's first home win in the league since October 19.