MARIO BALOTELLI is not in risk of missing the Champions League qualifiers according to the press this morning.

Balotelli had Milan worried after he had to leave the Italian training camp with a knee problem but it seems that Milan coach Max Allegri and Adriano Galliani have nothing to be concerned with as the striker is unlikely to miss the PSV games.

Milan are already thin in attack with Giampaolo Pazzini injured and Robinho still not entirely fit (he’s trying to get to 100% in time for next Tuesday), so Balotelli, who Allegri declared as the most important player is the squad, is a key to qualify.

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Balotelli had returned to Milanello already on Tuesday and this morning La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Balo will most likely follow a custom training program in order to avoid any possible injuries ahead of the PSV game at the sold-out Philips Stadion. Balotelli is not at the top of his physical shape (like all the other players) but is still expected to be a starter.

Balo, who had met Pope Francis before returning to Milano, watched his friends play against Argentina last night. Italy lost 2-1, Riccardo Montolivo played one half (rated 6.5 by Gazzetta) while Stephan El Shaarawy was an unused sub.

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