Juventus qualify top from Champions League Group H after beating Malmo

Juventus 1-0 Malmo: Moise Kean winner ensures Massimiliano Allegri’s side qualify from Champions League Group H in top spot after Chelsea are pegged back by Zenit

  • Moise Kean scored the only goal of a dominant first half for Italian side Juventus
  • Max Allegri’s side were comfortable throughout despite the one-goal margin
  • Zenit St Petersburg’s last-gasp leveller against Chelsea saw Juve go top late on

Juventus progressed as group winners from Champions League Group H with a 1-0 win against Swedish side Malmo at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening. 

Young striker Moise Kean scored the only goal of the first half for a much-changed Juventus after 18 minutes, heading home from Federico Bernardeschi’s sumptuous left-footed cross to mark his first ever strike in the competition.

With Malmo guaranteed to finish bottom of the group, the Swedes had little incentive to push for a leveller and Juve closed out their fifth win for six in the group without ever being seriously troubled. 

Chelsea, competing with the Italian giants for first place in the group, conceded a late equaliser against Zenit St Petersburg, which meant three points in Turin saw Massimiliano Allegri’s side get top spot and potentially an easier last-16 draw.

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Moise Kean scored as Juventus beat Malmo 1-0 to finish top of Champions League Group H

Juventus (4-2-3-1): Perin; De Winter (De Sciglio 71), Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro; Rabiot, Arthur; Bernardeschi (Cuadrado 82), Bentancur (Miretti 90+1), Dybala (Morata 46); Kean (Da Graca 90).

Subs: Szczesny, Pinsoglio; De Sciglio, Chiellini, de Ligt, Locatelli.

Goals: Kean 18.

Yellow cards: Rabiot 90.

Manager: Massimiliano Allegri.

Malmo (5-4-1): Diawara; Berget, Ahmedhozic, Nielsen, Moisander, Olsson; Rakip (Pena 30), Innocent (Nalic 89), Christiansen, Birmancevic; Colak (Abubakari 78).

Subs: Ellborg, Dahlin; Brorsson, Larsson, Nanasi, Gawargis.

Yellow cards: Colak 49, Innocent 69, Pena 80.

Manager: Jon Dahl Thomasson.

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