Marco Materazzi fired a furious warning at Inter Milan teammate Mario Balotelli after their success over Chelsea. The Inter defender was on the pitch for the final minutes of the Champions League triumph.

And in the post-match, he singled out the axed Balotelli, a self-confessed AC Milan fan, for a special warning: "It is he who should thank us for bringing him to the quarterfinals.

"No one, as he thinks, wants him to do badly: this is a united group, a strong group, and one must become fan of this team to fit in here.

"Otherwise, the exit door is always open to everyone!"