Taarabt back as QPR lose

Cesena 1 QPR 0

Adel Taarabt made his return to action as QPR were beaten in the first match of their pre-season visit to Italy.

Taarabt, back in the fold after a mooted transfer to French side Paris St Germain failed to materialise, played the entire 90 minutes.

There was also a return for Akos Buzsaky following a minor injury problem. He came on as a second-half substitute for Hogan Ephraim, who appeared to pick up a knock.

Serie A outfit Cesena, whose line-up included former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu, won the game with a goal five minutes from the end.