Mario Balotelli the italian forward , scored a superb bicycle kick , during the game which pitted Olympique de Marseille to St-Etienne at the stade Vélodrome on sunday and the striker , in what is perhaps a first, live streamed his celebrations, which he posted on instagram.
The surreal scene came after the 12th minute where off a corner, Balotelli managed to clip the ball in with an accrobatic volley.
the goal, which was followed by a second by Florian Theauvin from the penalty spot , after a handball by a st-etienne defender, capped a convincing win by the home side, in a game where the visitors rarely ever looked menacing.
The win for Marseille was an important one. By beating St-Etienne, Marseille made a statement against a direct competitor in the race for a top-four finish in the ligue- synonymous with champions league football. Going into the game , Marseille were in fifth place in league standings , two points off St Etienne in fourth place. Now ,with the win ,they stand one point ahead of St-Etienne with 11 games to go.
The striker, who arrived over the winter break from Nice has been in excellent form: the goal is Balotelli’s fourth in six matches an impressive tally for striker. Balotelli’s form has enabled the french outfit to clinch some important wins in it’s quest for champions league football.