Balotelli scores, shoots video and posts on Instagram mid-match

Italian striker Mario Balotelli posted video of his goal celebration soon after scoring for Marseille against Saint-Etienne.

Balotelli took the phone from a cameraman and posted his goal celebration on Instagram.   -  AFP

Mario Balotelli showed off a new goal celebration on Sunday as he took a selfie video with his Marseille teammates and posted it on social media during its 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne.

The Italian scored his fourth goal in six Ligue 1 games since joining Marseille from Nice in January by hooking home Florian Thauvin's 12th-minute corner with an excellent acrobatic volley.

He took a phone from the cameraman behind the goal before filming the video with his laughing teammates and posting it on his Instagram story.



The 28-year-old then carried on playing.

He was not the first player to produce a selfie-based celebration, after Roma great Francesco Totti took a picture of himself after scoring against Lazio in the capital-city derby in 2015.

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Marseille doubled its advantage nine minutes later through a Thauvin penalty and closed out the win with ease.

Rudi Garcia's men have now taken 13 points from their last five league matches to leapfrog Saint-Etienne into fourth, just five points adrift of Lyon in the race for the third and final Champions League spot.

Balotelli's compatriot Francesco Totti took a selfie after scoring two goals in a 2-2 draw against bitter rival Lazio in 2015.   -  Getty Images


Bruno Genesio's Lyon, who is also through to the French Cup semi-finals and claimed a 0-0 first-leg draw in the Champions League last 16 against Barcelona, continued its strong season by moving six points clear of fourth-placed Saint-Etienne.

The home side took less than 10 minutes to break the deadlock at the Groupama Stadium as Memphis Depay fired home a wonderful individual goal.

Mathieu Dossevi levelled for Toulouse on the quarter-hour mark, but the visitors folded after Bertrand Traore restored Lyon's advantage in the 30th minute.

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Nabil Fekir netted a penalty five minutes later, and former Celtic striker Dembele compounded Toulouse's misery in the second half.

He powered through the pitiful away defence midway through the second period and slotted a left-footed shot into the corner, before tapping in his 13th goal of the season shortly afterwards from Fekir's low cross.