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: '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." Rafaella now claims Mario is ready to commit to her and rebuild their failed relationship.