Balotelli strikes again as Marseille go fourth

REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Mario Balotelli continued his impressive form with Olympique Marseille by scoring the winner as his new club beat Amiens 2-0 to move into the top four in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

The Italian had failed to register a single goal all season for Nice before joining Marseille in the January transfer window, but he has since found the net three times in four games for Rudi Garcia’s side.

Florian Thauvin rifled in the opener after 19 minutes before Balotelli finished on the turn six minutes later to earn his side their third consecutive league win and continue their 100 percent winning record in six meetings with relegation-threatened Amiens.

The result lifts Marseille into fourth place in the table on 40 points, but Saint-Etienne (40 points), Montpellier (37 points) and Nice (37 points) are yet to play this weekend.

Amiens remain in 16th place on 21 points, just two points above Monaco in the relegation play-off spot.

REUTERS/Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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