Italy midfielder Nicolò Barella kicks the ball into a ball boy's head during the 3-0 win in Greece
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VIDEO: Nicolò Barella kicks ball at ball boy’s head during Greece vs Italy

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Italy’s Nicolò Barella kicked a ball at a ball boy’s head from close range during Saturday’s 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win in Greece.

The Cagliari Calcio midfielder, who looks set for a big-money move to Inter, also opened the scoring as Roberto Mancini’s side strolled to victory.


At one point, he had a cross blocked by Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and the ball ricocheted back into him and out of play for a goal kick.

In his frustration, Barella booted the ball back towards the stands after it had bounced back towards him off an advertising hoarding.


Unfortunately it flew straight at a ball boy’s head, knocking him off his feet to the apparent amusement of a cameraman who swung around to capture the aftermath.

Barella leaped over the board to attend to the stricken youngster, who was also offered a helping hand up by a fellow ball boy.