Champions League – Juventus at home to Malmo tomorrow night

Champions League action tomorrow night. Juventus are without: Barzagli, Pirlo, Vidal, Morata with Tevez doubtful.

• The 2013 Swedish champions won three qualifying ties to reach the group stage, beating FK Ventspils (1-0 on aggregate), AC Sparta Praha (4-4 on aggregate; away goals) and FC Salzburg (4-2 on aggregate). They are Sweden’s first group stage representatives since Helsingborgs IF in 2000/01.

• European Cup runners-up in 1979, Malmö last appeared in the competition proper in 1990/91. They reached the second round before losing on penalties to 1. FC Dynamo Dresden after two 1-1 draws.

• Malmö’s only previous experience of a UEFA competition group stage was in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League. They finished bottom of their group after one draw and five defeats.

• They last faced Serie A opponents when overcoming FC Internazionale Milano in the 1989/90 European Champion Clubs’ Cup first round, winning 1-0 at home before a 1-1 away draw.

• The Himmelsblått have visited Turin once before for a 2-1 defeat at Torino FC in the first round of the 1976/77 European Cup.

Source: UEFA

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