The 33-year-old appeared to be back to his prime as he tore the Inter defence apart at the San Siro, lacking only a goal to make it a masterpiece reminiscent of his glorious past.
However, his hopes of playing for Italy at Euro 2008 took a blow when Donadoni again overlooked him in his squad selection to face Spain next Wednesday, but said: "There is still Euro 2012."
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