The newly-promoted side fell to a shock defeat to their Championship opponents at Dean Court, just two weeks ahead of their Premier League bow under Eddie Howe
Premier League new boys Bournemouth fell to a 3-2 defeat to Cardiff City at Dean Court on Friday, as an Alex Revell brace proved decisive.
Eddie Howe’s side, who face Hoffenheim on Saturday in their final friendly before their Premier League debut next weekend, took a 27th-minute lead thanks to Tokelo Rantie, who beat the offside trap and skipped past goalkeeper Simon Moore before netting.
Joe Ralls powered home from the edge of the penalty area to haul Cardiff level and Revell made no mistake from close range on the stroke of half-time to put the visitors ahead.
And Revell then made it 3-1 just after the hour as he lost his marker and cooly converted when one-on-one with Adam Federici.
Marc Pugh sparked hope of a comeback when he cut inside from the left flank to pull one back with 20 minutes to go, but Championship side Cardiff held on.