Ziyech’s Winner In Malmö Moves Chelsea Closer To Last 16

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Chelsea, the reigning Champions League champions, advanced to the last 16 of the competition with a hard-fought triumph over Malmo in Sweden.

After a frustrating first half, the Blues took the lead when Hakim Ziyech converted a wonderful cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi at the back post.

Thiago Silva came close to adding a second, but Anel Ahmedhodzic cleared his glancing header off the line.

Thomas Tuchel’s side put on another magnificent defensive effort, denying Malmo a single shot on target.

Chelsea and Juventus both have nine points from four games in Group H, with Juventus facing Zenit St Petersburg at home on Tuesday evening (20:00 GMT).

If the Russians lose in Italy, Chelsea will qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare if they draw at home against Juventus on November 23.

Source: BBC Sport

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