Juventus started the Champions League this season well. Malmo as their first opponent in Group H, they managed to beat 3-0 at the Elena Stadium, Sweden, Wednesday, September 15 early morning WIB.
Malmo is not a worthy opponent for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. Despite their status as hosts, they were only able to control the ball as much as 40 percent and had 1 shot on target from 9 attempts made throughout the match.
Alex Sandro had opened Juve’s advantage after heading Rodrigo Bentancur’s pass in the 23rd minute. After that, it was followed by Paulo Dybala’s penalty kick in the 45th minute and Alvaro Morata’s strike in the 45+1 minute.
Malmo had tried to appear aggressive to catch up in the second half. But they still have difficulty developing the game because Juventus are also able to defend well.
Even around the 70th minute, Malmo’s defeat almost got bigger if Moise Kean’s goal was not disallowed by the referee for offside. The 3-0 score for the Bianconeri’s victory did not change until the long whistle sounded.
The result leaves Juve at the top of Group H with 3 points and
a goal difference ahead of reigning champions Chelsea. Then, the Bianconeri have returned to winning ways after two draws and one loss from their last three Italian Serie A matches.
Malmo FF (3-5-2): Ismael Diarra Diawara; Anel Ahmedhodzic, Franz Brorsson, Lasse Nielsen; Jo Inge Berget, Anders Christiansen, Erdal Rakip (Adi Nalic 59 ‘), Bonke Innocent (Sebastian Nanasi 75’), Soren Rieks (Martin Olsson 76 ‘); Antonio Colak, Veljko Birmancevic (Malik Abubakari 59 ‘).
Juventus (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt (Daniele Rugani 87 ‘), Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado (Dejan Kulusevski 83 ‘), Adrien Rabiot, Manuel Locatelli, Rodrigo Bentancur (Weston McKennie 68’), Paulo Dybala (Aaron Ramsey 82 ‘), Alvaro Morata (Moise Kean 68’).