Chelsea 3-0 Malmo (5-1 agg): Hudson-Odoi on target as Blues stroll into last 16
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on February 21, 2019
Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson- Odoi all scored second-half goals as Chelsea swept aside Malmo in the Europa League.
Chelsea warmed up for the EFL Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Malmo to secure a place in the Europa League’s last 16, winning 5-1 on aggregate.
Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley, who were both on target in establishing a a 2-1 first-leg advantage in Sweden seven days ago, grabbed second-half goals before Callum Hudson-Odoi marked his recall with the third.
Maurizio Sarri will still head into this weekend’s daunting match against Manchester City with doubts hanging over his long-term future, a situation that was helped little by a sluggish first half. But a sharper showing after the restart – and Rasmus Bengtsson’s sending off for two yellow cards – led to three goals in 29 minutes and averted further pressure from building on the under-fire Italian.
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