Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini was delighted to see Marco Materazzi make his comeback in last night's 2-1 victory over Atalanta.

Materazzi made his comeback three months after a career-threatening thigh injury, albeit for the final moments of the match.

Mancini said: "He still needs a little time, as he has to train and play, but I am happy he is back. With five minutes left on the clock I thought he'd be useful, as Atalanta kept raining crosses into the box."