MILAN - Balotelli scored the decisive goal against England. Honda was the best player on the field for Japan, who were unlucky against the Ivory Coast. Both players are the stars of their respective national teams and yesterday both Mario Balotelli and Keisuke Honda showed why they are valued so highly. SuperMario played as an out-and-out striker for the azzurri and demonstrated sacrifice as well as good movement. His predatory instincts led to the winning goal against England, a header at the far post.The Samurai Keisuke Honda was the focal point of Zaccheroni's Japan. The midfielder's goal, although it wasn't enought to gift Japan any points, was full of power and precision - a left foot shot that finished in the top corner of the net.As well as them there are other rossoneri players that have so far excelled in Brazil. Holland's thrashing of Spain must be underlined, led by an imperious Nigel De Jong and Cristian Zapata was also instrumental in Colombia's 3-0 victory over Greece.