West Brom flop is two-goal Champions League hero

Malmö FF 2 - 0 Olympiakos

  • 42" Markus Rosenberg
  • 82" Markus Rosenberg

Ref: Sergey Karasev
Attendance: 20,500

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Former West Bromwich Albion striker Markus Rosenberg struck twice as Malmo beat Olympiakos.

Malmo beat Olympiakos 2-0 in Sweden last night, with Markus Rosenberg netting both goals.

The 32-year-old striker netted in each half to record a win over a Kostas Mitroglou led Greek side, which beat Atletico Madrid in their opening game.

Rosenberg is a former West Brom striker, who failed to score a single Premier League goal for the club after being bought by Steve Clarke in 2012.

He was released from his contract in February by the Baggies, and signed with Malmo a day later.

The Swedish international has been in good form since returning to his homeland, and his Champions League brace caps a remarkable turnaround.

Statistics

Malmö FF

Olympiakos

Possession

35%
65%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Malmö FF

  • Robin Olsen
  • Erik Johansson
  • Ricardinho
  • Anton Tinnerholm
  • Filip Helander
  • Enoch Kofi Adu
  • Emil Forsberg
  • Markus Halsti
  • Magnus Eriksson
  • Isaac Thelin
  • Markus Rosenberg

Substitutes

  • Agon Mehmeti
  • Pa Konate
  • Simon Kroon
  • Zlatan Azinovic
  • Erdal Rakip
  • Johan Hammar
  • Pawel Cibicki

Olympiakos

  • Roberto
  • Eric Abidal
  • Arthur Masuaku
  • Omar Elabdellaoui
  • Alberto Botía
  • Luka Milivojevic
  • Giannis Maniatis
  • Delvin Ndinga
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Kostas Mitroglou
  • Pajtim Kasami

Substitutes

  • Alejandro Domínguez
  • Balázs Megyeri
  • Konstantinos Giannoulis
  • Anastasios Avlonitis
  • Dimitrios Diamantakos
  • Jimmy Durmaz
  • Andreas Bouchalakis

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