(Reuters) – Juventus forwards Paolo Dybala and Alvaro Morata scored just before halftime as the visitors made the most of Malmo’s collapse to win 3-0 in their Champions League Group H clash on Tuesday to put their rocky start to the season behind them.
Malmo started brightly and had a chance to open the scoring when Soren Rieks fired just over the bar in the 17th minute but instead Juventus fullback Alex Sandro broke the deadlock five minutes later, stooping to head home from close range.
Malmo imploded before the break when Dybala converted a penalty after a foul on Morata, who got Juve’s third a minute later when a mix-up in the home defence allowed him to steal in.
The hosts battled bravely in the second half but Juventus, who have failed to win any of their opening three Serie A matches, secured the win that puts them top ahead of holders Chelsea, who beat Zenit St Petersburg 1-0, on goal difference.
(Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Ken Ferris)
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