Chelsea used a strong second-half performance to get a 3-0 win over Malmo FF (5-1 on aggregate) and advance to Europa League's round of 16.
Thursday's win at Stamford Bridge provides a bit of relief for beleaguered boss Maurizio Sarri, whose side had been knocked out of the FA Cup earlier this week by Manchester United.
Malmo nearly grabbed an early lead in the 11th minute when Markus Rosenberg neatly turned on the edge of the box, only for his shot to go wide of the Chelsea net.
Chelsea grew more...
UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea over the conduct of their supporters during Thursday's 2-1 win over Malmo in the Europa League round of 32.
The charges specify the throwing of objects in the stands and a field invasion by several supporters on the final whistle -- one of whom caused security concerns by grabbing winger Eden Hazard and refusing to let go until the Belgian gave him his match shirt.
Malmo have also been charged with the throwing of objects as well as the setting...
The win at Swedbank Stadion provides a bit a relief for embattled boss Maurizio Sarri following Sunday's 6-0 drubbing to Manchester City and ahead of a FA Cup clash with Manchester United.
The Blues took the lead in the 30th minute when Malmo defender Lasse Nielsen had trouble clearing the ball, allowing Barkley to jump in and get the score.
Romain Gall is the only new name on Dave Sarachan's United States men's national team roster for the side's upcoming friendlies in Europe against England and Italy.
Here are five things to know about the 23-year-old Malmo midfielder who figures to make his senior international debut in the next week:
1. French connection
Born in Paris, Gall moved to the United States with his family at the age of 7, settling in Herndon, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. After spells playing for...