Ghana midfielder Enoch Adu Kofi excelled as his Swedish club Malmo picked up their first points in this season?s Champions League after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday night.

Enoch Adu Kofi

Ghana midfielder Enoch Adu Kofi excelled as his Swedish club Malmo picked up their first points in this season?s Champions League after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday night.

The enforcer was at his hardworking best when Markus Rosenberg netted the only goal of the game.

Rosenberg?s first-half effort proved to be the difference between the sides at the Swedbank Stadion, although the winning margin could have been far wider.

Shakhtar dominated for most of the first half, but after conceding were unable to trouble the hosts, who squandered countless chances after the break, including a missed penalty from Nikola Djurdjic.

However, the visitors battled back late on as Alex Teixeira had an effort disallowed for offside and then Taras Stepanenko fired wide from a few yards out.

The result means Shakhtar?s chances of qualifying for the knockout stages are extremely slim, while Malmo are third, four points behind Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the return fixture in a fortnight.

Adu is one of the key players for Malmo.

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