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Drogba and Balotelli show former clubs what they're missing with brilliant goals

It's always the way isn't it? Your club lets a player go, then on their first game for their new employers they go and score.

That's exactly what has happened with Didier Drogba, who netted with a trademark header on his first appearance back in Europe with Galatasaray.

The Ivorian striker left Chelsea last summer after winning the Champions League to join Shanghai Shenhua, but was quickly on his way back to Europe and more specifically Turkey after a contract dispute.

After UEFA gave him the green light to play for his new side, Drogba took only a few minutes to announce himself to the Galatasaray faithful on his debut.

Coming on after 63 minutes, the 34-year-old found the back of the net with a brilliant looping header to help Galatasaray to a 2-1 win over Akhisar Belediyespor last night. As if that wasn't enough, he then combined with fellow new-boy Wesley Sneijder to set up Burak Yilmaz for the winner just moments later. You can check out his goal above.

From one striker finding the net with his new club to another whom seemingly can't stop scoring, Mario Balotelli scored his fourth goal, a superb 78th minute free-kick, in three games to help AC Milan beat Parma last night.

The Italian international has seemingly found Serie A a breeze since his £19 million January move from Manchester City, and has helped his new side move up to 3rd, eleven points behind league leaders Juventus. Check out his goal by clicking here.

 

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