sport news Mario Balotelli watches Nice in Champions League with fans

Mario Balotelli was injured for Nice's Champions League qualifier against Ajax He watched from a bar with Nice fans who sang his nickname, 'Super Mario'  Nice drew 2-2 in Amsterdam to reach the play-off round on away goals 

By Matthew Smith For Mailonline

Published: 07:47 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 07:47 BST, 3 August 2017

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Even when Mario Balotelli is unable to play through injury, the enigmatic Italian still manages to be the centre of attention. 

Balotelli was unable to play in Nice's Champions League third round qualifier second leg away to Ajax after suffering a hamstring injury during the first match in France.

So the striker watched the game in Amsterdam from a bar in Nice along with a group of supporters, who seemed delighted to have him there.

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Mario Balotelli watched Nice play in the Champions League from a bar with club supporters

Mario Balotelli watched Nice play in the Champions League from a bar with club supporters

The fans were delighted to have the striker there as he recovers from injury, singing his name

The fans were delighted to have the striker there as he recovers from injury, singing his name

The Nice fans had even more reason to celebrate after beating Ajax on away goals

The Nice fans had even more reason to celebrate after beating Ajax on away goals

Balotelli shared a video on Instagram from the

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