Assessing the opponents in Group A, Champions League

At first glance, one would imagine Juventus are capable of qualifying from Group A in the Champions League. However, many said the same of their group last year, yet they fell to Galatasaray and only achieved a draw against Copenhagen, failing to qualify for the next round.

This is why it's imperative the Bianconeri learn from their mistakes and start off well -- which includes collecting three points in their first game at home to Malmo on Sept. 16.

On paper, achieving a win seems realistic but the Swedes should not be underestimated in the same way Copenhagen and Nordsjaelland were before them. By all means, Malmo may not look like a terrifying prospect, but they are a side with a prestigious history.

On May 30, 1979, in the Olympiastadion in Munich, Malmo had reached the European Cup final. There was genuine belief they could realise their dreams, but it was going to be difficult. 

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