Cardiff City win two games in one day...but how?

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The Bluebirds took an unusual approach to pre-season friendlies on Saturday.

Cardiff City won two games in a day on Saturday as they cranked up preparations ahead of the new Championship season.

The Bluebirds played twice in a matter of hours, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer split his squad in half to take part in the games.

The first was a 3-2 victory over TSV 1860 Munich, with Peter Whittingham, Federico Macheda and Etien Velikonja bagging the goals.

That side also featured the likes of Kim Bo-kyung, Juan Cala and Mats Daehli, with reported Arsenal target David Marshall an unused substitution.

A trio of new Cardiff signings scored goals in their other match, where they ran out 3-0 winners against Albanian outfit KS Teuta Durres.

New men Javi Guerra, Guido Burgstaller and Adam Le Fondre all netted on the Bluebirds' tour of Austria, with the likes of Fabio, Jordon Mutch and Kenwyne Jones also playing a part.

The double fixture afternoon will certainly allow all players to get valuable game time ahead of the new season, where Cardiff will once again compete in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League last season.

The Bluebirds open away to Blackburn in under three weeks, with Solskjaer having formed the majority of his squad for the new season.

The only uncertain element for the Norwegian is the departures that could happen between now and the end of the transfer window. Cardiff have approached Southampton over defender Jose Fonte as they prepare for life without Steven Caulker, who is considering his options for a move back to the top flight.

David Marshall, Fraizer Campbell and Gary Medel have all been linked with moves away from the Welsh capital, with the latter two already reportedly in negotiations with Leicester City and Inter Milan respectively.

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