Published July 01, 2012
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Faced with his best scoring chance, Mario Balotelli never even touched the ball.
That's how little of an impact Italy's most talented striker had on Sunday's European Championship final.
Spain did such a great job of shutting down Italy's attack in a 4-0 rout that Balotelli rarely even got the ball in a scoring position.
At the final whistle, Balotelli stormed off the pitch in frustration - shoving aside a team official who attempted to block his path to the changing room.
He eventually came back out and accepted his runner-up medal, then dropped to the pitch where he was consoled by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli.