Date: 30th September 2021 at 8:47pm
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A strong second half saw secure a 3-0 win over in in the on Thursday.

The went ahead early on via Stephan El Shaarawy, before they pulled clear on the hour mark via quick-fire goals from English duo Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham.

have taken maximum points from their opening two games whilst scoring eight goals, as the Serie A representatives look strong early favourites to be the inaugural winners of the competition.

Player ratings:

6.5; Ibanez 6.5, Smalling 6.5, Kumbulla 5.5, Calafiori 6; Darboe 7 (’70 Diawara 6.5), Cristante 6.5; Perez 6 (’62 Zaniolo 7), Pellegrini 6 (’77 Villar 6), El Shaarawy 7.5 (’77 Mayoral 6); Shomurodov 5.5 (’62 Abraham 7)

Player of the match:

The Italian international fired into an early lead with a fine finish after rounding the goalkeeper, whilst he was a thorn in Zorya’s side throughout. The most threatening player on the pitch, he created space before Abraham and Zaniolo were introduced to finish the job.