Champions League | Juventus 1-0 Malmo: Kean and Zenit give Juve group

by | Dec 8, 2021 19:39

Moise Kean’s header on a sensational Federico Bernardeschi ‘trivela’ assist proved enough to beat Malmo, as Juventus top their Champions League group thanks to Zenit’s thriller with Chelsea.

The Bianconeri had already qualified for the Round of 16, but could still take top spot if they won and Chelsea failed to pick up all three points away to Zenit. Federico Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski, Danilo, Weston McKennie and Aaron Ramsey were injured, with 19-year-old Koni De Winter getting his first start. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s Malmo missed Felix Beijmo and Oscar Lewicki and had one point from five games.

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Moise Kean skimmed the base of the near post from a Paulo Dybala through ball, but he got the goal eventually when leaping between centre-backs to nod in the excellent Federico Bernardeschi cross from the right with the outside of the left boot. It was his fourth Champions League goal, but the first in a Juve jersey.

Mattia Perin was making his European club football debut and rushed off his line to smother at the feet of Jo Inge Berget after a smart Anders Christiansen flick.

News filtered through from St Petersburg that Zenit had gone from a goal down to leading Chelsea 2-1.

Arthur fired wide from the edge of the area after a Kean knockback, while Adrien Rabiot hit the side-netting at the near top corner.

Kean hesitated when sent clear by Alvaro Morata and was denied by a save at the near bottom corner, while Ismael Diawara also got down for a tricky one-handed save on Bernardeschi’s strike from distance, Kean only finding the side-netting on the rebound.

Diawara spilled a Rabiot effort, but made up for it with an astonishing reaction save on Kean’s follow-up from point-blank range.

Meanwhile, Chelsea had turned it around again and were leading 3-2 at Zenit in the final minutes, until deep into stoppages when Magomed Ozdoev hit a sensational strike into the roof of the net from the D for 3-3.

Juventus 1-0 Malmo

Kean 18 (J)

10 Comments

  1. FORZA Juve

    Grande Zenit! Shout out to AC Milan!

  2. I MISS MARCO BRANCA AT INTER

    Juve Finished first in the group – thankfully we avoid facing Bayern, Man City and Liverpool – i wonder if Interisti can say the same thing 😉

  3. Ahmed Hossam

    Don’t be too cocky juventino, you were eliminated by Ajax, Lyon and Porto.

  4. Ahmed Hossam

    At least Inter didn’t lose 4-0 lol

  5. I MISS ALESSIO SECCO AT JUVENTUS

    Do not worry Branca Sporting, Lille, Salzburg or Benfica will promptly put Allegri back in his box. 1-0 against Malmo. So poor you cannot even score 3 against a minnow. I pray you advance and get Liverpool or Bayern at some stage, just so that they can win 12-0 on aggregate.

  6. Ando

    Now the question here is, do Juve play all out in the CL, knowing they have zero chances of winning the title once they face the big teams. Or do they focus more on the league, since even an extra 2 or 4 games in the CL could pretty much jeopardize their European hopes for next season.

  7. Brandon

    Not until February. Worry about the league now.

    Damage done in the league to win it, but top 4 is very much within grasp although the loss to Atalanta was big. If they win versus Villarreal and advance to the last 16 they will have the same question.

    Something tells me if Napoli don’t get Oshimen back they will be the ones that falter. Can’t see Atalanta faltering. Although playing no defense is not a winning way to play.

  8. Vieri

    Lmao how do you worry about the likes of Bayern and City when Juve had been eliminated by the likes of Lyon and Porto?

  9. I MISS MARCO BRANCA AT INTER

    @I MISS ALESSIO SECCO AT JUVENTUS

    The opposite of Missing the Round of 16 once in the last 10 years is only making it to the round of 16 once in the last 10 years…….if I had to choose between the 2 I know what I would choose…..do you know what your would choose ? 😉

  10. PeterTufaro

    Inter fans are hilarious.

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