They say a week is a long time in football, so just imagine what a difference two years can make.
In 2006, the off-season in Italy was marred by a match-fixing scandal which rocked the national game to its very core, while on the field the Azzuri ruled the globe after lifting the World Cup in Germany.
Two years on and the summer of 2008 could not have been more different.
The three months that have passed since a sublime performance from Zlatan Ibrahimovic handed Internazionale their third consecutive Scudetto on a rain-sodden pitch in Parma have seen a reversal of the situation. Read more... (995 words, estimated 3:59 mins reading time)