Juventus outplayed Malmo and won 2-0 in their opening Uefa Champions League group stage clash at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday. The Swedes had an early chance to lead when Magnus Eriksson connected his first deep cross towards the back post forcing Gianluigi Buffon to make the block. The hosts held possession advantage but failed to take advantage as the first half came to an end.
Carlos Tevez opened the scoring and gave Juve the lead over their opponents with his first Champions League goal in five years. The last time the Argentine found the back of the net in Europe’s elite club competition was in the colours of Manchester United back in the 2008/09 season. The visitors had a few chances to register their name on the scoreboard but nothing reached the target.
Tevez then really made up for lost time as it were when he doubled the lead to guarantee the Old Lady the three points. The 30-year old’s free kick left Robin Olsen with no chance. The match ended with Massimiliano Allegri’s boys on the winning side.