Sheriff Tiraspol managed to make a surprise in the groups of the UEFA Champions League. The team trained by Ukrainian coach Yuri Vernydub defeated Real Madrid 2-1 away, IPN reports.
Uzbek player Jasurbek Yaxshiboyev opened the score in the 25th minute with a head kick after a new perfect pass from Cristiano. Benzema tied in the 64th minute with a penalty, but Luxembourgian footballer Sebastien Thill scored a fabulous goal in the 89th with a kick from outside the box.
Sheriff scored two consecutive victories and is an authoritarian leader in the group that includes Inter and Shakhtar. Sheriff has six points, Real – three, while Inter and Shakhtar by one.
Real – Sheriff 1-2
Scorers: Benzema 65-pen, Yakhshiboev 25, Thill 89
Real: Courtois, Nacho (Rodrygo 66), Militao (Kroos 66), Alaba, Gutierrez, Valverde, Casemiro (Modric 66), Camavinga, Hazard (Jovic 66), Vinicius, Benzema (c)
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Sheriff: Athanasiadis, Cristiano, Dulanto, Arboleda, Constanza, Addo, Thill, Castaneda (c) (Julien 78), Kolovos (Nikolov 90), Traore, Yakhshiboev (Bruno 57)
Coach: Yuri Vernydub