Preview: Malmö v Juventus

Åge Hareide is urging Malmö FF to "go for the jugular" as the Swedish side look to keep alive their hopes against a Juventus outfit who do not always travel well in Europe.

Åge Hareide was all smiles on Tuesday
Åge Hareide was all smiles on Tuesday ©AFP/Getty Images

Åge Hareide urges Malmö to "go for the jugular" against Juventus
Massimiliano Allegri is struggling with a lengthy injury list
Juventus overcame Malmö 2-0 in Turin on matchday one
Juve have lost five of their last six UEFA Champions League away games
Only a win will guarantee the Swedish champions stay in contention

Permutations: Malmö (3pts) v Juventus (6)
Malmö must avoid defeat at the very least to remain in the hunt. If they pick up fewer points than Olympiacos, the Swedes will finish fourth.
Juventus cannot be knocked out even with a loss while a point will ensure a top-three place.

Possible lineups
Malmö: Olsen; Tinnerholm, Johansson, Helander, Ricardinho; Eriksson, Adu, Halsti, Forsberg; Rosenberg, Kiese Thelin.
Out: Hammar (thigh)

Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba; Vidal; Tévez, Llorente/Morata.
Out: Asamoah (thigh), Barzagli (ankle), Cáceres (thigh)
Doubtful: Pepe (thigh), Evra (thigh), Ogbonna (thigh)

Åge Hareide, Malmö coach
If we focus on every individual at Juventus, we will have problems – we would have to man-mark the whole team and we won't be doing that. We know Carlos Tévez is good, but Juventus have plenty of good players. We have chosen to focus on our own game. We have shown we are good at home, so Juventus are welcome tomorrow. We have to go for the jugular.

This is the biggest year I have had as a football coach. The Champions League is the biggest thing you can play in. I've got the opportunity to train a very strong squad in a town that smells football and has fantastic fans. It has been a great season. It has been fun.

We are not used to playing games this late [Malmö's domestic season is over], so we are doing all this for the first time. I am very optimistic that we will have lots of energy.

Andrea Pirlo's best Champions League moments
Andrea Pirlo's best Champions League moments

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach
Malmö are a very strong team at home with more pressure in their style of play. Against Atlético last time out they deserved more than they got and we're under no illusions: tomorrow's game will be very difficult.

It is important to be focused. We know how we can play and we must be at our best. We need to play with more tempo and we need to take any opportunities that come our way.

Maybe the Swedish side have an advantage in terms of the pitch as we like to play the ball and play a lot of short passes, so we will suffer more. But we are here to play the whole 90 minutes and we know what needs to be done.

Weekend results
Malmö: no game
SS Lazio 0-3 Juventus (Pogba 24 64, Tévez 55)

Form guide (all competitions)
Malmö: WLLWLL
Juventus: WWWWLW

Match facts
• When did Juventus last win an away UEFA Champions League game? Find out in our match background.

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