Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini insists Roma are genuine Scudetto challengers after they maintained their 100 per cent record with yesterday's 2-0 defeat of Reggina.

Mancini, after seeing his Inter beat Catania, said: "Roma are a great squad and have proved that by winning both their away games. We knew that before, of course, and it will be a great battle right to the end. They are Scudetto material, as are we and Milan.

"At the moment I really like the way they play football. A Roma match is always entertaining to watch and they have players of great technique. We have a different type of play."