City held by Dresden; Celtic see off Aalen
Last Updated: July 17, 2012 10:41pm
Premier League champions Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw by Second Division German side Dynamo Dresden in Innsbruck.
Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez all started but City, who were beaten 1-0 by Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal on Friday, were unable to find the net for the second friendly game running.
Tevez played in Portuguese youngster Marcos Lopes whose effort was well blocked by Sebastian Schuppan, but the best chance of the first half fell to Dresden.
City keeper Costel Pantilimon made a hash of a long-range shot and was then forced into a point-blank save to deny David Solga from the rebound.
Roberto Mancini introduced Vladamir Weiss after the break and he went close to breaking the deadlock with a clever lob that substitute keeper Florian Fromilowitz just managed to claw away.
City suffered a late scare as defender Vincent Kompany limped off the pitch with a hamstring injury before the game fizzled out to a dull draw.
West Ham United suffered a 1-0 friendly defeat at Oxford United.
Hammers manager Sam Allardyce named a strong team including Carlton Cole who was making his first appearance in England this pre-season.
But the League Two side grabbed the decisive goal before half-time when Deane Smalley half-volleyed past Stephen Henderson.
The Premier League side continue their preparation for the new season at Colchester United on Saturday.
Celtic completed their three-match pre-season tour of Germany with a 2-1 win over Aalen.
The Hoops looked sharper than they have been in their previous games, but had to come from behind to earn the victory.
Aalen took the lead from a free-kick when Benjamin Hubner followed up to poke home after Fraser Foster had blocked the initial header.
Although Celtic looked promising going forward, Forster twice came to the rescue as Aalen created better chances.
Seconds after joining the action, Paddy McCourt combined with Dylan McGeough to set up Gary Hooper to level.
Celtic completed the comeback on 77 minutes when Anthony Stokes poked the ball through the keeper's legs following good play from James Forrest and Scott Brown.
Motherwell were held to a 1-1 draw by Raith Rovers at Starks Park. Jamie Murphy put Well in front early in the second half, and Paddy Clark headed Raith's equaliser seven minutes from time.
Daniel Moore's eighth minute penalty gave Third Division Elgin a 1-0 win over Aberdeen, while SPL new boys Ross County were held to a goalless draw at Nairn County.