Pre-season friendly: Cardiff City 1-0 Chievo Verona

Kim Bo-Kyung's goal gave Cardiff City an encouraging victory in their pre-season friendly against Chievo Verona.

The midfielder turned in a rebound after Chievo goalkeeper Lorenzo Squizzi had beaten away Craig Noone's shot.

Peter Whittingham went close for the Bluebirds with a couple of free-kicks, but their Italian visitors were unlucky not to score.

Sergio Pellissier had a shot cleared off the line and Alberto Paloschi hit the post for The Flying Donkeys.

Cardiff's new central defender Steven Caulker started on the bench as they continued their Premier League preparations against their Serie A visitors.

The record signing from Tottenham, who joined for a fee in excess of £8m, came on as a second-half substitute in place of captain Mark Hudson to make his Cardiff debut.

Another defensive signing, right-back John Brayford who joined from Derby County, made his first start in Bluebirds colours and played the full 90 minutes.

Teams:

Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, John, Kim, Hudson (capt; Caulker 60), Turner, Whittingham, Cowie (Gestede 70), Campbell (Ralls 77), Smith (Taylor 71), Noone. Subs: Richards.

AC Chievo Verona: Silvestri (Squizzi 45), Dainelli (Papp 50), Radovanovic (Calello 59), Bostjan, Sardo, Acosty (Improta 45), Rigoni (Rigoni 80), Pellissier (capt) (Paloschi 45), Hetemaj (Sestu 45), Thereau (Stoian 71), Drame (Pamic 62). Subs: Aldrovandi, Samassa, Farias, Picco.

Att: 7,097

Ref : Bryn Markham-Jones.