Chievo were unlucky to rattle the woodwork and force a goalline clearance in their 1-0 friendly defeat away to Cardiff City.
The Flying Donkeys visited Wales for today’s test match at the Cardiff City Stadium against the newly-promoted Premier League side.
Boukary Drame forced an early save and Sergio Pellissier pounced on a Whitts backpass to go round the goalkeeper, but Turner scrambled back to clear off the line.
Maxwell Acosty turned a free header over the bar from a corner, as did Noone’s volley, while Lorenzo Squizzi beat away a couple of dangerous Whitts free kicks.
Cardiff City broke the deadlock with Kim Bo-Kyung just shy of the hour mark, latching on to the rebound after Squizzi beat away a Noone effort.
Alessio Sestu was denied a penalty for a Brayford push and Squizzi was again alert on Ralls from distance.
However, Chievo were unlucky when Alberto Paloschi’s shot was parried back into his path and the follow-up hit the upright.
Riccardo Improta had two late chances to draw level, but Marshall held on for Cardiff’s slender victory.
Cardiff City 1-0 Chievo
Scorers: Kim Bo-Kyung 57 (CC)
Cardiff City: Marshall; Brayford, Hudson (Caulker 59), Turner, John; Cowie (Gestede 69), Bo-Kyung; Smith (Taylor 69), Whittingham, Noone; Campbell (Ralls 76)
Chievo: Silvestri (Squizzi 46); Sardo, Dainelli (Papp 50), Cesar, Dramè (Pamic 61); Acosty (Improta 46), Radovanovic (Calello 58), L Rigoni (N Rigoni 79), Hetemaj (Sestu 46); Théréau (Stoian 69), Pellissier (Paloschi 46)
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