Swansea v Malmo - Match Report
Swansea City 4-0 Malmo
Swansea made a big impact in their 22 year return to European action. Wilfred Bony marked his debut by scoring two goals and Spanish star Michu also found the net to score the opener.
This was the Welsh clubs first appearance in Europe since 1991, and they couldn’t of asked for a better result.
Michu opened his account in the 37th minute before record signing Wilfred Bony grabbed a quick fire second half double, and another new recruit Alejandro Pozuelo rounded things off for the Swans.
Another new signing, Jonjo Shelvey, produced an eye catching performance as he showed intelligence in the midfield running in behind and creating from deep positions, many Swans fans were quick to say that he reminded them of a Bodde/Pratley kind of player.
After all the possession off the ball it took around 30 minutes for the Welsh side to produce a shot on target, Malmo looked organised and compact in the middle of the field and opted for the counter attack. The first goal came as a surprise to Michu as he took advantage of the defenders slip and slotted the ball beyond the keeper.
Swansea survived a strong penalty appeal early in the second half where former Espanyol defender Jordi Amat brought down Eriksson in the box. But Swansea responded in style.
Wilfred Bony claimed his first goal for the Welsh side after his glancing header in the 55th minute into the far corner from a Wayne Routledge cross. The 12 million signing from Dutch team Vitesse second arrived five minutes later after Michu struck the post from a one on one and Bony bundled in the rebound. Pozuelo then rounded of a beautiful performance from the Premier League team which involved Shelvey, Bony and De Guzman with a volleyed finish late in the match.
CL Soccer man of the match goes to Jonjo Shelvey.