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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

UCL: Real Madrid suffer home defeat to underdog Sheriff


Spanish giant, Real Madrid, were defeated on their home ground by Sheriff Tiraspol in the UEFA Champions League group stage game on Tuesday night.

The visiting side defeated Madrid, 13-time winner of the Champions League, 2-0, pulling off a crucial away win at the Bernabeu.

Jasurbek Yakhshiboev gave Sheriff the lead in 25th with a super header, leaving Madrid to struggle for a comeback in the second half.

Karim Benzema eventually levelled up for Madrid in the 65th minute from the spot while Madrid dominated the game controlling 76 per cent ball possession, taking 31 shots, out of which 11 were on target.

Sebastien Thill’s sensational 89th-minute strike handed Sheriff a shocking win at the Bernabeu.

Speaking after the game, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said the club’s performance was worrisome because “we could have won 3 points.

“More than worried, we are sad because I think the team did well. They played with intensity and sacrifice.”

Sheriff now leads Group D with 6 points in 2 games, while Madrid is second in the group with 3 points in 2 games.

Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk are respectively third and fourth in the group with one point in two games so far.

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