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Jul 24, 2015 at 4pm UK at ​Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel
SpartaSparta Rotterdam
0-1
CardiffCardiff City
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Cardiff City earn narrow pre-season win over Sparta Rotterdam

Anthony Pilkington's goal makes the difference as Cardiff end their pre-season tour of the Netherlands with a 1-0 victory over Sparta Rotterdam.

Cardiff City have finished their pre-season tour of the Netherlands with a 1-0 victory over Sparta Rotterdam.

Russell Slade's side were on top for the majority of the first half, but they were unable to turn their dominance into any clear-cut chances.

The main talking point during the opening 45 minutes came early on when Bluebirds defender Bruno Manga was forced off with a leg injury.

Cardiff finally made the breakthrough on 73 minutes when Anthony Pilkington found the top corner with a 25-yard drive for his third goal in three games.

Rotterdam almost grabbed an equaliser with 10 minutes left, but Ryan Sanusi's effort came back off the crossbar with goalkeeper Simon Moore beaten.

A positive afternoon for Cardiff ended on a sour note in stoppage time as Federico Macheda was sent off for a second yellow card.

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Adam Le Fondre of Cardiff in action during the friendly match between Cardiff City and VFL Wolfsburg at Cardiff City Stadium on August 2, 2014
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