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Mancini swept off his feet

2015-01-12 11:07
Roberto Mancini (AP)

Milan - Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini joked he was back to full health after a wayward pass during his side's win over Genoa on Sunday knocked the Italian clean off his feet.

Mancini was standing on the sidelines when Inter defender Marco Andreolli hit the ball inadvertently at his coach's head, sweeping Mancini off his feet as he tried to protect himself with his arm.

The 50-year-old Mancini, who led Inter to seven trophies including three consecutive league titles during his previous spell with the club in 2004-2008, dusted himself down and went on to oversee his second victory at the helm since his return last November.

Asked about his attempted "save", the Italian replied: "I didn't parry the ball, it really hit me in the face ! It wasn't very pleasant, but I'm more or less fine."

Inter moved up to ninth spot, six points behind Lazio in the third and last Champions League qualifying spot.

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