As Manchester City prepare to face crosstown rivals Manchester United in a Barclays Premier League derby on Sunday, Italian striker, Mario Balotelli will have something to spur him for the game as he has become a father after former girlfriend, Raffaella Fico gave birth to a baby daughter.
According to the Italian media, the child has been named Pia.
She was born on Wednesday, five days earlier than expected, at the Clinica Mediterranea in Naples. Balotelli was not present at the birth. Various news outlets report that Balotelli will fly out to Italy to see his newly-born daughter and former girlfriend.