Malmoe FF 1 – 2 Chelsea Football Highlights
(UEFA Europa League)
Key Moments Recap
:Goal – 30″ 0 – 1 : Ross Barkley
It’s a good cross into the area from Pedro, who looks up to pick out Barkley in the middle. Bengtsson tries to clear but completely misses it allowing the Chelsea midfielder to sort of his feet before poking home past Dahlin.
Goals – 58′ 0 – 2 Olivier Giroud
Malmo’s attempts to get the equaliser has ultimately been their downfall for this one as Chelsea hit them on the break.
Barkley races down the field before laying the ball off for Willian over on his left. The Brazilian gets to the near post before cutting the ball back and Giroud flicks it home with a classy finish.
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Goals (1 – 2) And Cards
⚽30′ 0 – 1 Ross Barkley
⚽58′ 0 – 2 Olivier Giroud
⚽80′ Anders Christiansen 1 – 2
Watch The Highlights below
Malmoe FF : Dahlin (6), Vindheim (6), Nielsen (6), Bengtsson (6), Safari (6), Rieks (6), Christansen (7), Bachirou (6), Traustason (7), Antonsson (6), Rosenberg (6).
Subs used: Strandberg (4), Lewicki (4), Gall (n/a).
Chelsea FC : Kepa (6), Azpilicueta (8), Christensen (6), Luiz (7), Emerson (7), Jorginho (7), Kovacic (7), Barkley (8), Willian (7), Giroud (7), Pedro (7).
Subs used: Hazard (6), Kante (6), Hudson-Odoi (n/a).
Man Of The Match : Ross Barkley
This will be the first competitive encounter between Malmo and Chelsea. Malmo have lost four of their five games against English opposition. The only exception was a 2-1 home win against Nottingham Forest in the first round of the 1995-96 Uefa Cup.
Chelsea – one of seven teams to remain unbeaten in this season’s Europa League group stages – have lost none of their four previous encounters with Swedish opposition (W1 D3). Their two away games both ended goalless.
Malmo are unbeaten in their last eight home games in European competition – (W2 D6. All seven of their goals in this season’s Europa League have come in the second half.
Chelsea completed 3,943 passes in this season’s Europa League group stages, more than any other team and more than double Malmo’s total (1,904).
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in his last three Europa League games, more than in his previous eight appearances in the competition (three).
A well rested Malmo will host Chelsea FC in the round of 32 tie of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The Swedish team have been on break sinceethe final group stage game of the Europa League in December as their league starts in April and ends November.
Chelsea FC are looking to get back up from the 6-0 loss to Manchester City during the weekend and will love to get a good result against Malmo, so as to ride into Monday, for a crucial game against Manchester United in good spirits.
Chelsea Team News
Midfielder Loftus-Cheek has suffered a recurrence of a back problem. Left-back Alonso will be rested by Blues boss Maurizio Sarri with Emerson Palmieri set to replace him in the starting line up.
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