Italy forward Mario Balotelli failed to rescue his French club Nice as they were bundled out of the UEFA Europa League following a 1-0 defeat to Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia in their round of 32 second leg tie at the RZD Arena on Thursday.
Lokomotiv Moscow who won the first leg 3-2 last week qualified on a 4-2 aggregate scoreline.
Igor Denisov scored the winning goal on the half hour mark.
Balotelli noted for his eccentric behaviour on the pitch received a yellow card in the 32nd minute.
15 other round of 32 fixtures will be decided later tonight.