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Soccer-Balotelli scores on Milan debut

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MILAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Justin Palmer)

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