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Mario Balotelli films his goal celebration for Instagram Live during the 2-0 win over Saint-Étienne
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VIDEO: Marseille’s Mario Balotelli goes on Instagram Live during goal celebration

Eccentric striker uses social media during win over Saint-Étienne.

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Mario Balotelli filmed his goal celebration and uploaded it to Instagram Live after opening the scoring in Marseille’s 2-0 win over Saint-Étienne on Sunday.

Having buried a magnificent bicycle kick from a corner in the 11th minute, Balotelli went to get his phone from a cameraman at the Stade Vélodrome.

Mario Balotelli has just posted his own goal celebration to Instagram as it happened, probably in a world first pic.twitter.com/WgVnJWmVPv

— Joe Gallagher (@joesgallagher) March 3, 2019

The Italian then beckoned his team-mates over and recorded their celebrations as they gathered round him, starting a live video on Instagram Stories.

Florian Thauvin, whose corner Balotelli scored from, added a penalty soon after to seal the win that leaves Rudi Garcia’s side 4th in Ligue 1.

This is the most Mario Balotelli celebration ever pic.twitter.com/hdfOr9Uyrl

— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) March 3, 2019

Balotelli was notorious for his wacky antics during his time in the English Premier League at Manchester City and Liverpool.

He enjoyed a prolific first couple of seasons in France playing for Nice before falling out of favour last season under Patrick Vieira.

However, his move to Marseille appears to have revitalised him – he has scored three goals in his first four games.