Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri was beaming after yesterday's friendly victory over Roma.

The 5-2 triumph ended a string of disappointing preseason results and Ranieri remarked afterwards: "I am impressed with the performance and the character of the squad after going 2-0 down to fight back for such a great win.

"We know these are summer games that count to a certain degree. I am not euphoric after this result, just as I was not depressed after we lost in England."