Italy manager Roberto Mancini doesn’t feel the Scudetto race is over but “it would be more difficult for Inter” if they lose to Juventus on Friday.
It’s first against third in the Derby d’Italia on Friday night, with the Bianconeri holding an 11 point advantage over Luciano Spalletti’s men.
“It will definitely be a beautiful match,” Mancini predicted, speaking to Sky.
“Juventus and Inter are two good teams with a lot of great players. In the fans’ imagination it’ll be [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Mauro] Icardi who make the difference, and it probably will be like that.
“I think it’s open to any result, Juventus are always very good and Inter are growing.
“Would a Juventus win end the title race? No, but it would be more difficult for Inter.
“It seems to me though that Napoli are there, they had another excellent match yesterday and the league is still long.
“There are too many matches and too many points to be won for it to be over.”