Mario Balotelli scored two as Italy made it through to the Final of the Euros and William Hill make him 5/4 to be the top tournament goalscorer and 10/1 to be named player of the tournament. Andrea Pirlo, who was once again on top form, however, is now the 7/4 favourite to win the top Euros player award. Balotellis performances will have endeared him to the Italian fans even more so than before and he is 10/1 to no longer be at Manchester City at the start of next season with AC Milan a likely target.
Tonight was all about Mario as it quite often is, but it was all for the right reasons and he could now fire Italy to glory and himself to top goalscorer, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Spain are 8/15 to lift the trophy, while Italy are 11/8.
There will have been one German fan who will be feeling the pain a little more than most as a fellow from that country entered a William Hill shop in central London and staked £41,000 on his home nation to lift the trophy.
Balotelli to still be at Manchester City on the first day of next season: 10/1 no; 1/33 yes
Top goalscorer: 5/4 Mario Balotelli; 8/1 Mario Gomez; 8/1 Alaz Dzagoev; 8/1 Mario Mandzukic; 8/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/1 Fernando Torres; 11/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 BAR
Player of the tournament: 7/4 Andrea Pirlo; 11/4 Andres Iniesta; 6/1 Mesut Ozil; 8/1 Xavi; 10/1 Mario Balotelli; 10/1 Xabi Alonso; 14/1 Mario Gomez; 16/1 BAR
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