Saturday August 9 2014
Aston Villa stall Parma

Parma played out a decent 0-0 draw with Aston Villa in Birmingham today.

The Ducali were without Antonio Cassano for this pre-season friendly at Villa Park, as he was left in Italy with a knee problem.

Roberto Donadoni’s men started well, but Jonathan Biabiany and Raffaele Palladino finishes were too weak to trouble Guzan.

Antonio Mirante was made to work harder by Weimann, while Philippe Senderos had a goal ruled offside.

Biabiany and Ishak Belfodil again threatened on a couple more occasions and Guzan had to be on alert to deny Palladino’s solo effort.

Gabriel Paletta was decisive to charge down an Agbonlahor strike and Palladino was again wasteful, this time set up by Marco Cassani.

Villa could’ve won it at the final minute, but the crossbar kept out Darren Bent.

Aston Villa 0-0 Parma

Aston Villa: Guzan, Baker (Vlaar 46), Weimann (Okore 64), Agbonlahor (El Ahmadi 83), Senderos (Bent 64), Westwood, Delph, Ricardson (Grealish 64), Hutton (Lowton 38), N'Zogbia (Bacuna 74), Stevens (Bennet 74)

Parma: Mirante (Iacobucci 74), Ristovski (Gobbi 46), Paletta, Lucarelli, Cassani (Mendes 74), Jorquera (Ghezzal 46), Mauri (Marchionni 46), Acquah, Biabiany, Belfodil (Bidaoui 74), Palladino (Amauri 59)

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