Antonio Cassano is to become a father for the second time, announced his wife Carolina Marcialis.
The pair already have a son, Christopher, born in April 2011 and Carolina broke the news by posting a photograph of a pregnant stomach wrapped in a pink and blue bow.
She confirmed only close friends and family had known before now. “I hope it’ll be a girl, otherwise with three male Cassanos in the house I’ll go mad!”
Cassano had hinted at the pregnancy on Wednesday night when he scored against Chievo. He began doing the thumb-sucking celebration made famous by Francesco Totti, but was interrupted by hugs from his teammates.