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Mario Balotelli scores incredible trick shot from behind the goal… and challenges others to beat it

Italian star nets barely-believable trick shot from near-impossible angle before asking Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to have a go, along with Marcelo, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba

Mario Balotteli I scored an incredible trick shot from behind the goal in pre-season training… before challenging some of the world’s best players to beat it.

The Italian star, 27, is currently without a club after his second one-year deal at Nice expired last month.

Mario Balotelli pulled-off an outrageous trick shot for an Instagram video

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Mario Balotelli pulled-off an outrageous trick shot for an Instagram video

Mario Balotelli booted the ball from outside of a gated football pitch

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Mario Balotelli booted the ball from outside of a gated football pitch

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But the former Liverpool and Manchester City star has had a crack at finding a new home in a novel, typically “Super Mario” way.

Balotelli took to Instagram to show off a bizarre trick-shot, as he netted a barely-believable effort from a near-impossible angle.

Standing outside of a walled-pitch, the striker boots the ball up and over the sides before it bounces, spins and edges over the goal-line in ridiculous manner.

The ex-Inter and AC Milan star then challenged Marcelo, Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to have a go, along with Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and a host of other footballing stars.

Mario Balotelli punts the ball up and over the side of the pitch

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Mario Balotelli punts the ball up and over the side of the pitch

The ball bounces a few yards away from the goal-line heading in the other direction

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The ball bounces yards away from the goal-line heading in the other direction

The ball then spins and bounces over the goal-line to complete the shot

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The ball then spins and bounces over the goal-line to complete the shot

Balotelli captioned his post, “Marcelo, brother, let’s see if you can do this”, before tagging a load of famous pals.

The clip has already racked up well over one million views on social media.

Earlier this month, Balotelli fuelled speculation over his future by failing to turn up to Patrick Vieira’s first training session as Nice boss.

Instead the Italian remained in his native Italy to play football with rapper pal Tekashi69.

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Mario Balotelli fails to report to Nice training as video emerges of him playing football with rapper Tekashi69

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