Chelsea reach last 16 of the Europa Cup after victory of Malmo

Chelsea 3-0 Malmo 3-0 (Agg. 5-1)

Chelsea cruised into the the Europa League last 16 with victory over Malmo at Stamford Bridge after a very slow start. The first leg ended 2-1 in favour of the Blues.

It was a slow start for Maurizio Sarri’s men as the first half ended goalless, but they improved after the break.

Chelsea scored their first goal 10 minutes into the second. After a headed clearance from a Malmo defender, Kante outpaced two Malmo men to the ball and sprints at the defense.

He passes to Willian on the left and Olivier Giroud taps into an empty net a his first-time cross from the Brazilian.

Malmo were reduced to 10 men after a second booking for Rasmus Bengtsson.

Ross Barkley clipped over the wall the free-kick resulting from the sent-off, it curled away from the goalkeeper Johan Dahlin into the net.

Then Hudson-Odoi, 18, sealed the victory with a third goal, six minutes before stoppage time.

He drove into the area and before the keeper could get set the winger hammers a shot across goal.

Chelsea’s next two matches – against Manchester City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, and Tottenham in the Premier League next week – will be bigger tests.


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