Moggi: Inter are back to their pre-Calciopoli level

The 76-year-old believes that the Nerazzurri have squandered their advantage from the time of Juventus's match-fixing punishments with their disappointing efforts in recent years
Former Juventus director Luciano Moggi feels that Inter are back to the same level at which they were before Calciopoli changed the landscape of Italian football in 2006.

The match-fixing scandal effectively signalled the start of Inter's dominance as the Nerazzurri won four consecutive Serie A titles between 2007 and 2010, while the Bianconeri struggled to challenge for major honours after they were relegated to Serie B in 2006.

Nevertheless, Juventus have dethroned Inter as the dominant force in Italian football again and Moggi argues that Inter cannot be considered a top team any more in the wake of their 3-1 defeat on Sunday.

"Matches between Inter and Juventus can no longer be called the Derby d'Italia. It's offensive," the ex-Juve chief told reporters.

"This name was apt because, at the time, Juventus and Inter were the best teams around in Italy. At the moment, there's only Juventus, though.

"Inter, however, have lost the advantage that they had after Calciopoli. They are trailing Juventus by 26 points at the moment. They are back to their usual pre-Calciopoli level."

Juventus currently sit atop of Serie A with 59 points from 22 games, while Inter are lagging behind in sixth place.