Malmo 0-3 Juventus: Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata strike in the first-half as Max Allegri’s side lift the gloom and finally claim their first win this season
Juventus claimed their first win of the post-Cristiano Ronaldo period by beating Malmo 3-0 in the Champions League after a flurry of first-half targets on Tuesday.
Alex Sandro’s Twenty third-minute opener was adopted by targets in the area of 60 seconds by Paulo Dybala – from the penalty spot – and Alvaro Morata on the stroke of half-time in the south of Sweden.
Juventus has didn’t win any of its three video games in Serie A this season, the final two being losses that got here after the departure of Ronaldo to Manchester United.
A visit to the Swedish champions provided some respite from its home issues for Massimiliano Allegri’s crew, which may take some momentum into a giant match in the Italian league in opposition to AC Milan on Sunday.
Sandro’s purpose – a stooping header from a right-wing cross from Juan Cuadrado that was flicked on by Rodrigo Bentancur – got here simply as Malmo was beginning to apply some stress on Juventus. After that, the guests dominated.
Morata was introduced down by Malmo middle again Lasse Nielsen simply inside the space for a penalty that Dybala was compelled to attend to take, with the VAR making a examine for offside in opposition to the Spain striker. Dybala slipped as he took the spot kick, nevertheless it went down the center to beat goalkeeper Ismael Diawara in the forty fifth minute.
Almost instantly from the kickoff, Adrien Rabiot fed the ball ahead, Nielsen didn’t make a clearance, and Morata ran via earlier than scooping a end off his shin and just below the crossbar.
Allegri was in a position to make some early substitutes with the sport in opposition to Milan in thoughts, and one in all the replacements – Moise Kean – thought he’d added a fourth purpose after rounding Diawara and slotting dwelling from fellow sub Weston McKennie’s via ball. It was dominated out for offside.
Kean, signed to exchange Ronaldo, was additionally denied in the ninetieth by the outstretched proper foot of Diawara after being performed in by a deft flick from Dejan Kulusevski, a Sweden worldwide.
It was Allegri’s first win since returning to Juventus in the offseason for a second spell in cost. He made his Champions League debut as Juve coach in opposition to Malmo seven years in the past, profitable 2-0 in Turin.