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Sunday July 31 2011
Chievo beat Osasuna, Atalanta fall

Chievo beat Osasuna 3-2 in a friendly, Cesena held Penarol, while Atalanta disappointed against QPR and Sporting Braga.

On Friday evening Chievo played out a five-goal thriller with Spanish side Osasuna.

Luciano and Cyril Thereau had put them 2-0 up before Nino pulled one back. After the break Sergio Pellissier kept his cool to convert a penalty and secure victory despite Leka's late header.

Cagliari were held to a 0-0 draw by French club Ajaccio, as new signing El Kabir missed a sitter with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Andrea Cossu was denied by a goalline clearance and Perico thumped the base of the upright.

Cesena could not go past a goalless draw with Uruguayan giants Penarol, who reached the Libertadores Final this season.

Despite the presence of Adrian Mutu, Eder and Antonio Candreva, there were few shots on goal from either side.

Atalanta were deeply disappointing in their traditional Trofeo Bortolotti tournament in Bergamo.

The home side lost both their 45-minute games on penalties, having drawn 0-0 with Sporting Braga and 1-1 against Queen's Park Rangers.

QPR won the trophy thanks to Jay Bothroyd's goal in a 1-0 victory over Portuguese side Braga.

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