Malmo 0-1 Chelsea: Ziyech strike the difference as Chelsea pile pressure on Juventus
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Malmo 0-1 Chelsea: Ziyech strike the difference as Chelsea pile pressure on Juventus

Hakim Ziyech scored the lone goal as Chelsea beat Malmo 1-0 on Tuesday night to pile pressure on Juventus in their Champions League group.

Chelsea named a strong side for their clash with the reigning Swedish league champions, with a front three of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, and Callum Hudson-Odoi selected.

The Blues are dominated possession and territory at the Elana Stadion, but Malmö did well to hold out until the break.

They eventually made the breakthrough early in the second, with Hudson-Odoi delivering a superb low cross for Ziyech to tap home from close range.

With the win, Chelsea are now on 9 points from 12 in the group; the same number of points as Juventus who will be up against Zenit later today.

In the other game, Wolfsburg overcame visiting Salzburg 2-1 to move second in Group G. The hosts had opened the scoring proceedings in the third minute through Baku but Wober ensured that both teams headed into the break tied on a 1-1 score.

The hosts regained the lead on the hour mark through Nmecha; a goal that was to be the difference in the match.

In a group that is proving to be tight, Salzburg remains on top with seven points with Sevilla who will be taking on Lille being third on 3 points; a point above their opponents.

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