Wednesday 18 October 2017

Super Mario: Balotelli told he was to be a dad before scoring Euro 2012 double

CONTROVERSIAL ItaIian footballer Mario Balotelli (left) and the Manchester City player's girlfriend Raffaella Fico. Photo: Getty Images
CONTROVERSIAL ItaIian footballer Mario Balotelli (left) and the Manchester City player's girlfriend Raffaella Fico. Photo: Getty Images
Raffaella Fico
Italy's national soccer player Mario Balotelli (R) speaks to an Italy soccer fans. Photo: Reuters

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CONTROVERSIAL ItaIian footballer Mario Balotelli was told he was to become a father hours before scoring twice against Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 2012.









Balotelli scored two stunning goals to knock Germany out of the tournament last week.



He was shown a yellow card after removing his shirt after the second.



The Manchester City player's girlfriend Raffaella Fico told weekly celebrity gossip magazine “Chi: “"I called Mario while he was with the national team before the match with Germany and I said to him: remember our dream of becoming parents? Well that dream has become a reality. I'm expecting a baby. Your baby'.



“"He remained silent at first, then he let himself go: 'you've given me the best news in the world', he told me.



‘’Then the next day on the pitch he scored two goals," Fico was quoted as saying.



After beating Germany 2-1, Italy lost 4-0 to Spain in the final last night. After the final whistle Balotelli stormed off the pitch but returned in time for the medal ceremony.





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