Champions League Roundup : Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid Match

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Sheriff Tiraspol are top of Group D after two wins from two games

Sheriff Tiraspol 1-2 Real Madrid match

Sheriff Tiraspol caused one of the Champions League’s biggest shocks when the competition’s least experienced club at the Bernabéu eclipsed 13-time European champions Real Madrid.

Sebastien Thill won the tournament debut with an impressive goal in the last minute.

Jasurbek Yakhshiboev’s header in the first half gave the visitors the lead.

Karim Benzema equalized with a penalty after relentless pressure from Real, but Thill had the last word.

And it was a worthy way to claim a historic victory when the Luxembourg midfielder’s half volley silenced the home crowd by overtak ing Thibaut Courtois


The Bernabéu was home to Champions League football for the first time in 580 days after the renovation, but Real hadn’t planned it when fans returned to the stadium. Instead, the cheers of the sheriff’s players were the soundtrack of monumental emotion.

Real dominated all facets of the game with 76% possession and 31 shots, 11 of which were on target.

Sheriff, however, played with sovereign composure and was ruthless if he had the slightest chance of scoring two goals with just three shots on target.

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