MALMO: Juventus (Photo) got off to a victorious start in the Champions League with a 3-0 cruise past Malmö on Tuesday, something the Italians hope to kick off their season.
Juventus entered their first Group H game with just one point in their opening three Serie A games, but Malmö fell short of Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who took victory in Sweden thanks to goals from Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata.
The landslide victory puts Juve at the top of the group, tied by three points with European champions Chelsea, whom they will then face in Turin in two weeks.
A one-sided game ended at half-time in large part thanks to South American internationals Juve, who missed out on the 2-1 loss to Napoli on Saturday due to their late return from the Cup qualifiers. world.
Brazilian full-back Sandro started the ball rolling with a stunning header bowed midway through the first half after a cross from Colombian Juan Cuadrado.
Argentina striker Dybala doubled the opposing team’s lead from the penalty spot just before the break following a foul by Lasse Nielsen on Morata, who had a blast playing on the shoulder of the high line defense of the hosts.
The Spain forward received the reward for his hard work almost immediately afterwards when a long punt found his way to Adrien Rabiot, whose pass was faked by Dybala and reached Morata.
The 28-year-old had the awareness of controlling the ball and spotting Malmö goalkeeper Ismael Diawara rushing off his line before lifting a delicate finish off the post.
The second half felt like a quiet training match for Juve, who were rarely disturbed by a Malmö side who had already been knocked out.
Substitute Moise Kean was unlucky not to score the first goal of his return to Juve when he moved just offside before bypassing Diawara and coming home with 20 minutes left. the end.
Kean had another good opportunity well saved by Diawara in the dying moments of a performance that will delight Juventus ahead of AC Milan’s visit to form on Sunday night. – AFP