Despite their bitter rivalry, Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is full of praise for Juventus counterpart Claudio Ranieri.

"The Bianconeri have done very well so far and a great part of the credit belongs to Ranieri," Mancini declared. "He is a person with great human and technical qualities.

"Inter-Juve is a real classic at the top of the table and it has come at the end of a very tiring week for us."