Juventus, the Italian club, was the leader of the eighth group of the group stage of the European Football Championship, after achieving a precious 1-0 victory over its guest Chelsea on Wednesday in the second round of the group matches, which also witnessed a 4-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg, Russia, at its guest Malmo. Swedish.
Juventus, who won the title in 1985 and 1996, rose to six points at the top of the group, three points ahead of their closest rivals Chelsea (the title holder) and Zenit, while Malmo is bottom of the standings without a score of points.
Federico Chiesa played the championship role in the match, after scoring Juventus’ only goal 10 seconds after the start of the second half of the match, so that the team nicknamed (The Old Lady) continued its path on the right track, after achieving its third victory in a row in various competitions, after His disappointing domestic start in the Italian league.
On the other hand, this loss comes to increase the wounds of Chelsea, who lost 0 – 1 to its guest Manchester City in its last match in the English Premier League last Saturday.
With this victory, Juventus continued their superiority over Chelsea for the second match in a row, after they beat the London team in the last meeting between them in the group stage of the Champions League in the continental competition version in 2012.
For his part, Zenit scored the first three points of his career in the group, after his big 4-0 victory over its Swedish guest Malmo earlier today.
Zenit opened the scoring early through Claudinho in the ninth minute, before Daniil Kozaev added the second goal in the 49th minute.
Malmo’s suffering doubled in the match, after he had to play with ten players after his Bosnian player Anil Ahmedodzic was sent off in the 53rd minute, so that the Russian team took advantage of the numerical shortage in the ranks of its opponent, and Alexei Suturmin and Wendel scored the third and fourth goals in the 80th and fourth minutes of the stoppage time for the second half. arrangement.
Zenit had started his career in the group with a 0-1 loss against its host Chelsea in the first round, while Malmo lost 3-0 to its guest, Juventus.