Palermo fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Dubai club Al Ahli, but rattled the woodwork three times.
The Rosanero dominated early on with Abel Hernandez’s volley thumping the top corner of the goal.
Straight after the restart it was Francesco Bolzoni’s turn to nod on to the upright, but ex-Inter player Luis Jimenez managed to put Al Ahli in front from a tight angle.
Robin Quaison forced a great save and Milan Milanovic also hit the crossbar in stoppages.
Palermo wore an unusual jersey this evening, as it sponsored their season ticket campaign with this phrase: ‘Keep calm and tutti al Barbera.’
Palermo: Sorrentino; Munoz, Milanovic, Feddal; Pisano, Bolzoni, Rigoni, Barreto, Lazaar; Belotti, Hernandez