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Mario Balotelli adds 'scorpion kick' to his Instagram showreel of skills and antics

Perhaps feeling like he has something to prove, Mario Balotelli has been busy showcasing his skills on social media again.

Filmed in his back garden and posted on his Instagram story and Twitter account, the Italian striker -- who joined Marseille last month after his stint at Nice came to a somewhat turbulent end -- dipped into his repertoire and pulled out a "scorpion kick" volley.

We don't think Rene Higuita has much to worry about, but the acrobatics were fairly impressive nonetheless.

Some may argue that Balotelli hasn't really delivered on his enormous potential since breaking through at Inter Milan as a precocious teenage prodigy.

That's as may be, but one look back through his social media portfolio reveals that at the very least, he's had an awful lot of fun along the way.