THE Italian newspapers gave their point of view after Inter Milan’s 3-3 draw with Celtic.
Corriere dello Sport saw John Guidetti’s 93rd-minute equaliser strike as a personal slap in the face for Inter manager Roberto Mancini, who was previously the Swedish striker’s boss at Manchester City.
Headlined “Mancini mocked at 93”, the newspaper started their blow-by-blow account of the game with only three words: “Mad and crazy”.
They headlined the Swiss striker’s performance: “Inter enjoys Duracell Shaq.” In their report, they added: “You see him and think of Sneijder.”
Comparisons were drawn with the influence Dutch attacker Wesley Snejder had on Inter’s Champions League-winning team when Jose Mourinho was in charge in 2010.
Gazzetta were impressed with spectacle of Celtic Park on European nights, saying on their website: “That atmosphere at Celtic Park!”
Libero Quotidiano thought the Italians had been caught in a “Scottish shower”.
They added: “Sixty thousand fans in Celtic Park start singing even before the beginning and when they really want to mess the stadium shakes.”
Il Giornale weren’t too impressed by Mancini’s team and said: “Inter tries to look good then the usual nonsense final.”