Parma boosted pre-season confidence with a 3-1 victory over Greek side Panionios as Dorlan Pabon bagged a hat-trick.
The Colombian impressed with a hat-trick in the first half, as the Ducali recovered from last week’s 4-1 defeat to Palermo.
“I saw some good things, but we still need to work,” said Coach Roberto Donadoni.
“I didn’t get worried after Palermo and I won’t get too excited by this game either. Pabon needs time to settle into a new environment, but he has great technical and physical qualities, so without doubt he has potential.”
Parma 3-1 Panionios
Scorers: Pabon 8, 34, 43 (Par), Diamantakos 77 (Pan)
Parma: Mirante (Pavarini 46); Zaccardo, Paletta (Mceachen 62), Lucarelli (Fideleff 46); Rosi (Modesto 62), Galloppa (Morrone 62), Musacci, Parolo (Ninis 46), Gobbi; Pabon (Pellè 46), Belfodil (Acquah 46)
Panionios:Peristeridis (Giannakopoulos 55); Kournti (Spyropoulos 36), Kouros (Avlonitis 55), Lampropoulos, Andralas (Giannoulis 81); Rokas, Rovas (Dunis 55); Samaris (Okoye 55), Aravidis, Kolovos (Mendrinos 55); Diamantakos
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