Unpredictable as a teammate, England's Manchester City players may soon get a chance to see what Italy striker Mario Balotelli is like as an opponent.

The Italians will face England in Kiev on Sunday in the European Championship quarterfinals, and the sometimes out-of-control Balotelli could be the one looking to score the decisive goal.

In the Premier League, Balotelli has often used his talents to bewilder opponents over the last two seasons, but he's been all-too prone to explode both on and off the field.

City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart says ''I've never actually played against the guy but it'll be a lot of fun ... he's quite an extravagant guy.''