Inter striker Christian Vieri, who was hit by a bottle thrown by a Perugia fan at the weekend, has returned to training and will play in Wednesday’s UEFA Cup quarter-final tie against Marseilles.

Vieri was hit on the head as he was about to mount the Inter coach after the team’s 3-2 victory on Sunday.

“I’m still in a little pain, but Im feeling better,” said the 30-year-old international.

“Luckily I have a hard head,” he joked.

“Everything is fine now. Unfortunately there is a minority of violent fans who are intent on ruining the game.”