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'I gave him a good beating. I love Mario but he really deserved it that day': Marco Materazzi recalls how he punished team-mate Balotelli after teenage striker hurled Inter Milan shirt to the floor in fit of petulance after Champions League semi-final Balotelli reacted petulantly by throwing his shirt to the turf after 2010 match Inter Milan had just beaten Barcelona 3-1 in Champions League semi-final But the night was soured by the 19-year-old striker's furious actions He had been taking stick from Inter fans and gestured at them during the game Balotelli's former Inter team-mate Materazzi says he doled out punishment 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 12:45 BST, 12 August 2020 | Updated: 13:15 BST, 12 August 2020

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Mario Balotelli received a 'good beating' from his team-mate Marco Materazzi after petulantly throwing his Inter Milan shirt on the floor during a Champions League semi-final.

Jose Mourinho's all-conquering side had just beaten Barcelona 3-1 to put one foot in the final but the night at the San Siro was soured by Balotelli, who was then 19.

Not only did he fail to make an impression after being brought off the bench, but he insulted Inter fans by hurling their famous black and blue colours to the turf as he walked off at the end.

Marco Materazzi (right) has recalled how he gave Mario Balotelli (left) 'a good beating' after the striker threw his shirt to the floor following a Champions League semi-final with Inter in 2010

Marco Materazzi (right) has recalled how he gave Mario Balotelli (left) 'a good beating' after the striker threw his shirt to the floor following a Champions League semi-final with Inter in 2010

The striker, then 19, wasn't happy with his performance off the bench in Inter's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final

The striker, then 19, wasn't happy with his performance off the bench in Inter's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final 

It provoked uproar and his no-nonsense colleague Materazzi ensured the youngster learned his lesson.

He said on Instagram live: 'I gave him a good beating, it's true. I love Mario, but he really deserved it that day.

'We've become friends again now, practically brothers, but he did something that day that he really should not have done.

'Throwing his shirt to

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