|By Tim McManus, The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The Giallorossi climbed the
The home advantage, however, did not extend to game day. Inter spoiled the party with a 2-0 victory in front of 12,169 at
The barnstorming clubs from
"The mentality of the team is to raise to the top of the European leagues," Inter manager
The tour, which brought together top teams from leagues in
One of those newcomers, Nemenja Vidic, gave Inter a 1-0 lead just before the half.
The unmarked defender headed home Dodo's slicing free kick from the left side in the 45th minute. Vidic is playing his first games with Inter since leaving
Roma, which, like Inter, hopes to challenge Juventus in Serie A, also was blending in some new pieces. The club remade its defense, signing
The cavalry did not save Roma. Shortly after Cole and Totti entered, Japanese national
Roma's best -- and perhaps only -- chance came in the opening minute of the second half.
"Just about everything went wrong today," Roma's manager, Garcia, said. "We played without pace, without energy, without dynamism."
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