Had a better time at home than he did at the Liberty Stadium, as Swansea rarely threatened his goal. Should have been beaten a couple of times in the first half by Routledge and Bony, with the assistant referee coming to his rescue for the latter’s strike.
Dug in, in the midfield area, looking to put in a tackle whenever possible and breakdown the attacks from the visitors. For the most part he was able to do his job, but there were times when Swansea were able to get beyond him to create efforts at goal.
Got in the way of a few Swansea forwards as they looked to attack, but wasn’t as troubled as much as he was during the first leg, as the ball stayed in the midfield area for the majority of the game.
Had a better game than the first leg, mainly due to the fact that Swansea seemed content to sit on their lead and as such he wasn’t tested as much as he would have expected.
Looked composed in dealing with the threat posed by Routledge down his side. The full-back also stayed calm with the deep crosses that Richards put into the box, which he was able to easily head back to his keeper.
Made some good movement early on to help set up a couple of opportunities for the Swedish outfit, but he was swamped by the amount of Swansea players that had flooded into the midfield area. Replaced by Petrovic 10 minutes into the second half.
The young midfielder couldn’t offer enough to his side, as they seemed to be crowded out in that area, with the visitors using their numbers to prevent him from getting forward to support.
As Swansea pushed more and more into the centre of the park, he found himself overrun at times. He wasn’t able to stamp any authority in the midfield area, as both Routledge and Pozuelo moved inside during the game. Substituted for Halsti.
Was a willing runner throughout for the Swedish outfit, but he could never seem to get in behind the Swansea centre back pairing, as they managed to match him stride for stride.
The forward with the Mohawk hair had a couple to attempts towards goal in the first half, but couldn’t find a way past the stubborn visiting defence. Replaced by Rantie late on.
Offered little for the home side during the game, as he couldn’t seem to get forward enough to put the visitors under pressure.
Had a few scares early on, but spent most of the game as a spectator, with Malmo rarely getting a sight on his goal. Will rarely have an easier 90 minutes than this for the Welsh side.
Had a quieter time than his fellow centre-back, as little seemed to come his way. When he was called into action, he was willing and able to answer the call for his side.
Only had a few scary moments during the game, when he was forced to make sliding challenges. But was mostly sitting and watching, as the home side didn’t put him under any real pressure.
Was left alone on the right hand side for the majority of the game, due to Pozuelo wanting to play more in the middle. But that allowed the right-back to push forward when attacking and offer an outlet on that side. Substituted for Rangel late on.
Looked to push forward whenever possible and offer support to the Routledge in front of him. Dealt with any defensive duties that were required pretty easy, with only a couple of slip-ups during the game.
J. de Guzmán
The heart of the Swansea midfield, as he looked to break up any attacking movement from the home side and helped to start many of the good attacking moves created by his side.
Done a lot of work in the midfield area for Swansea, but could never seem to push the ball forward into an attacking area, which would have opened up the Malmo defence and also gave away a few silly fouls.
Came inside far too much, which meant that Richards was forced to go it alone on the right wing at times. But when he did stay wide the two were able to link-up well and cause Malmo trouble.
Looked a frustrated figure in the first half as he couldn’t find any space in the middle of the park in order to move forward into attacking positions. Was lucky not to receive a red card for some poor tackling during the game and was eventually taken off to be replaced by Ki.
The winger had a golden opportunity to get a goal after 25 minutes but somehow managed to miss the target. Some of his passing was not up to standard, as he continually gave the ball away to an opposition player. Was eventually replaced by Dyer midway through the second half.
The club record signing showed that he will be a valuable target man for Michael Laudrup’s side as he held the ball up at most occasions, allowing the likes of Michu time to support him.