Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli is convinced Italian football is back.

There are three Italian sides in the last 16 of Europe's top club competition, as Milan beat Arsenal 4-0 while next week Napoli face Chelsea and Inter visit Olympique Marseille.

"In a one-off game, Napoli can beat anyone," said Prandelli. "Nowadays all clubs would prefer to avoid taking on Walter Mazzarri's men in a decisive match.

"I am confident all three Italians will go through to the quarter-finals. Milan have practically booked their ticket with that 4-0 victory over Arsenal.

"Inter are going through a strange season of highs and lows. At the moment it is difficult for them, but they have the players to rise up again. They need to push back with the pride of their champions."