Palermo coach Ballardini: We did not put in a bad performance

Ballardini said: “We lost, but did not put in a bad performance. In fact it was a great first half but perhaps our only fault was not attacking the space enough. We lost by conceding just two chances to the opposition.

“Moris Carrozzieri is an important player because of his battling temperament, so double bookings can happen. Fabrizio Miccoli was not angry with me at the substitution, he felt the calf twinge again.”