Football - Balotelli scores on Milan debut

Mario Balotelli scored 25 minutes into his AC Milan debut on Sunday, three days after completing his move from English champions Manchester City.

Balotelli was included in the starting line-up at the last minute after Giampaolo Pazzini pulled out during the warm-up.

The maverick striker opened his account by turning the ball in from six metres in the Serie A game against Udinese after Stephan El Shaaraway's cross from the left was deflected to his feet.

He nearly added another two minutes later with a dipping shot which was turned over by the bar by Udinese goalkeeper Daniele Padelli.