Balotelli, who was born in Palermo, converted a penalty and tapped in an Mâ€™Baye Niang assist to secure the 2-0 victory.
â€śWe won, which was the important thing. It went badly in Barcelona, but we have recovered,â€ť he told Sky Sport Italia.
Having already played for Manchester City in the Champions League, Balotelli was unable to play in the Round of 16 clash.
â€śHow would it have been with me in Barcelona? Maybe we wouldâ€™ve lost 8-0! We were just unlucky and there are many great champions in this team.â€ť