Alvaro Morata, a former Chelsea forward, scored one goal and earned a penalty as Juventus defeated Malmo in the Champions League opener.
Early on in the game in Sweden, Juve were under pressure when Alex Sandro’s low header gave the Italians the lead. The game was then taken away from Malmo after two goals in the span of 86 seconds towards the end of the first half.
After Alvaro Morata, 28, was fouled by Lasse Nielsen, Paulo Dybala scored from the penalty spot before Morata’s exquisite lob made it 3-0.
It was Morata’s 14th Champions League goal for Juventus, putting him in a tie with Cristiano Ronaldo for fifth all-time in the competition.
For Massimiliano Allegri’s squad, it was the ideal start to their Group H campaign. Juve, who haven’t won a European title since 1996, will meet reigning champions Chelsea in Turin on September 29.
Source: BBC Sport