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Real Madrid 1-2 FC Sheriff summary: score, goals and highlights, Champions League 2021/22

Moldovan champions FC Sheriff beat Real Madrid with goals from Jakhshibaev and Thill in the Champions League Group D. Benzema scored a penalty.

Real Madrid 1-2 FC Sheriff

UEFA Champions League debutantes Sheriff Tiraspol got the better of 13 time champions Real Madrid in a thrilling encounter in the Santiago Bernabeu. With this victory the team from Moldova go top of the group on 6 points, while Madrid sit in second with 3.

In a game that was the cliche duel between David and Goliath it was David - in keeping with history - who came out on top as the visiting team actually opened the scoring. It was in the 25th minute when striker Jasur Jakhshibaev got onto the end of a great ball from Cristiano to head home. The score would remain unchanged as the half drew to a close.

In the second Madrid seemed to display a greater sense of urgency and with the introduction of Modric, Kroos and Rodrygo they began to grow in menace. After a period of constant pressure Vinicius who was proving himself a threat all night seemed to go down under minimal contact. The VAR was consulted by the referee but finally play was continued without allowing the goal. It wouldn't be long, however, before Vinicius Junior - ever the protagonist would once again cause a headache for the Sheriff defense. This time going down in the area in what appeared to be an unintentional blockage. Once again the VAR was consulted only this time the penalty awarded. Karim Benzema was the man tasked with the responsibility and he handled it with ease, leveling the score from the spot.

Into the second half we went in what was becoming an increasingly tense affair. The Madrid faithful were willing their team forward but to no avail as the Moldovan side showed themselves to be as disciplined as they were compact. Then as if fate took things into it's own hands, Sebastian Thill of Sheriff was presented with a gem of a flick off a throw in, which he duly volleyed into the top left corner from outside the area. 2-1 to Sheriff, Goliath defeated and history made!


So many stats...


Not an atrocious start to their Champions League campaign from Sheriff.

It doesn't get much better than that!

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The disappointment is is absolutely visible as the players leave the field. The celebrations will surely continue into the night for the Moldovans!


It's all over! Sheriff have defeated Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu in what will undoubtedly be one of the shock results of the year! The side from Moldova showed they are more than worthy throughout the game.


MAdrid prepare for what will surely be their last attack. Benzema ends the play with a shot after making space but again it falls to the hands of the Sheriff goalkeeper.


Georgios Athanasiadis recovers the ball with only seconds now remaining.


A corner for MAdrid this could indeed be their last opportunity.


Sheriff again under pressure after a 2 man counter attack is thwarted by Madrid's defense.

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Madrid are forced to play the ball back to their own keeper as they prepare to mount an attack again.


Madrid are frantic now as we approach 3 minutes of stoppage time played.


Sebastian Thill's goal for Sheriff will undoubtedly be a candidate for goal of the tournament when the UCL comes to end. His volley was one for the ages.


We will have 6 minutes of stoppage time.


The Sheriff players have gone crazy along with their coach as they are within touching distance of making history.


Sheriff score a cracker of a goal!! after a throw in close to the area the ball is volleyed into the top left corner from just outside the area! What a shot!


After brilliant play by Rodrygo, Jovic is thwarted at point blank range by Georgios Athanasiadis in the Sheriff goal.


At the moment the Sheriff defense seems to have the look a line of men in front of a firing squad as Madrid take turns driving at the goal.


A strange error by the Sheriff defense leads to a corner which they fail to clear. We have another corner.


Modric tries his luck only to see his effort blocked by the Sheriff defense.


Vinicius Junior showing his technique as he fires in a cross after several step overs

Liverpool really getting stuck into Porto. 5-1 now. 


Can Sheriff hold on to a point here in the Santiago Bernabeu. If they do they will have to feel that it wasn't just a matter of luck. They have been a credit to themselves on the night.


Again Sheriff find themselves in danger after an irresponsible give away by Bruno in midfield.


A decent effort on goal from range by Sheriff in a rare foray into the MAdrid half


After a needless defensive error by Sheriff, Vinicius Junior finds himself in space allowing him to cross. Rodrygo unfortunately fires over the goal from close range.


A daring run by Bruno who is eventually halted by Jovic in midfield for a foul.


Modric's introduction has brought a certain directness to Madrid's approach. The Croatian has been missed.


Madrid prepare to build from the back after regaining possession.


As we approach the 80th minute there is the sense there is another goal in the match. but for who?

Scores on the doors after about 75 minutes

Real Madrid 1-1 Sheriff Tiraspol

Porto 1-3 Liverpool

AC Milan 1-0 Atlético Madrid

PSG 1-0 Man City

Dortmund 2-0 Sporting

Leipzig 1-2 Brugge


Frank Castaneda is heading off the field to be replaced by Keston Julien. A solid shift tonight by the Sheriff captain


Another incredible save by Georgios Athanasiadis the Sheriff goalkeeper.


The Sheriff keeper is on his feet an we go to a corner.


An unreal save - with the face - by the Sheriff goalkeeper who is being attended to by medical staff at the moment after stopping Luka Modric's powerful shot at point black range.


Madrid continue to apply the pressure but for the moment the Moldovan champions appear to be standing the ground while continuing to show their own threatening intent.


The goal has been disallowed as it is judged to have been offside!

we go to VAR


From out of nowhere Bruno's goal for Sheriff comes off the head but it appears to be offside.


Sheriff attempt to maintain a bit of possession as they try to calm the intensity of Madrid but at the moment they seem to be failing.


Toni Kroos in his first game since he picked up a knock with his native Germany has already added a level of distribution to the Madrid midfield.


Sheriff are now all but pinned into their own area.


A brilliant flick from Camavinga to Vinicius Junior who sees his fierce shot from close range saved by the Sheriff keeper.


Madrid are most definitely on the up now as the goal has spurred them to life.


Toni Kroos has entered for Gutierrez and Jovovic for Eden Hazard


Karim Benzema hammers the ball into the top left corner of the goal and Real Madrid are level with Sheriff 1-1!


Benzema to take the penalty.


Though the Sheriff players will feel hard done, the contact on review was indeed clear.


It's a penalty!

The referee approaches the VAR screen. The challenge this time appears to be more clear cut.

Liverpool have grabbed another one by the way. Salah's second.

Porto 0-3 Liverpool

Again Vinicius is involved in a complicated play going down under a challenge. We await the VAR!


The answer is NO! The referee waves for play to continue.


We await the decision of VAR!

Vinicius Junior appeals for a penalty as he appears to go down in the area under minimal contact.


Cristiano is thwarted by Valverde after he attempts to take the ball himself into Madrid area.


We are closing in on the 60th minute and Madrid has yet to equalize. Sheriff are standing firm on enemy ground.


Vinicius Junior is definitely growing in confidence. After a meandering run he has his shot blocked by a last ditch effort. The keeper will be counting his lucky stars.


Jasrubek Yakhshiboev has been substituted. The Sheriff forward appeared to have over extended his hamstring on his last foray into the box. He appears to be in some discomfort as he leaves the field.


Vinicius Junior with deft midfield play sets up Hazard who again has a furious shot denied by the Sheriff goalkeeper for a corner.


Surely the 'Merengues' will want to adapt as the Moldovans are proving to be more than adept in the air.


Again a cross cleared by the Sheriff defense.as Madrid seem to be relying on crosses into the box alone.


Camavinga with good play into the box crosses, but only finds a Sheriff head.


Madrid continue to dominate position as they pin the Moldovans in their own half but without creating any real threat.


Jasrubek Yakhshiboev again on the end of the attacking play for Sheriff. The foward just couldn't get his toe to the ball as he continues to prove to be a handful for the Madrid defense.


Good wing play from Vinicius Junior. The Brazilian played a low cross into the area only to see it cleared by Sheriff's defense.


Toni Kroos is currently warming up on the sideline. Ancelotti is clearly seeing the lack of penetration in his midfield at the moment.


Madrid are yet to show the kind of urgency that one would expect given their current circumstances.


After some trickery on the wing from Vinicius Junior, his tempting cross is dealt with by the defense.


Madrid start from the back as they try to break down a now very compact Sheriff side.


A cynical foul on Valverde in the middle of the field by Castanega


Sheriff in their all black kit are striking a clear contrast in not only color but tenacity as the begin the second half as they finished it, intensely.


We are off and running once again as the second half commences. Sheriff are leading Real Madrid 1-0 here in the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. A warm welcome to you if you're just joining us!

The players are in the tunnel now and making their way back out onto the field. The second of half of this UEFA Champions League Group D clash is about to begin.

Ancelotti will want to calm his troops as they seemed to be giving into frustation towards the end of the half. They are of course a goal down but will have to know their pedigree and in turn rely on it.

Apparently Sheriff didn't read the script.

Is this history in the making? Sheriff are 1-0 up on Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Group D clash!

Scores on the doors at half-time

Real Madrid 0-1 Sheriff Tiraspol

Porto 0-2 Liverpool

AC Milan 1-0 Atlético Madrid

PSG 1-0 Man City

Dortmund 0-0 Sporting

Leipzig 1-2 Brugge


The first half ends here in Group D as Real Madrid trail Sheriff Tiraspol by 1-0 in this UEFA Champions League clash.


Edmund Addo picks up a yellow card for his foul just before the half ends


Nacho Fernandez dinks a cross into the area but Sheriff's defense manages to clear.


As the first half approaches it's end the team from Moldova will have to be feeling confident that they can pull off a shock. There is of course another 45 minutes to play, but so far they have given as good as they have got and are 1-0 to the good!


A corner to Real Madrid. Eden Hazard to take.


Eden Hazard with a teasin cross but the Moldovans' goalkeeper collects calmly.


It was a blatant foul from the Brazilian in the middle of the park.


Casemiro's frustration is visible as he picks up a yellow card for a heavy challenge in midfield.


Vinicius Junior with some inventive play as he tries to find his teammate in the box but Sheriff's defense is more than conscious of the threat as they clear to safety.


Goal Kick to Sheriff


Madrid are relentless now as Karim Benzema again has a chance to bring them level but he drags his shot wide of the right post.


Eden Hazard has a furious attempt saved by Georgios Athanasiadis in the Sheriff goal. Hazard picked up a ball on the run and did well but needed to place his shot better.

Scores on the doors after 35 minutes

Real Madrid 0-1 Sheriff Tiraspol

Porto 0-1 Liverpool

AC Milan 1-0 Atlético Madrid

PSG 1-0 Man City

Dortmund 0-0 Sporting

Leipzig 1-1 Brugge


After a failed defensive clearance by Sheriff the ball falls to Vinicius Jr. who snatches at the chance, firing wide of  the right post.


Karim Benzema with a decent chance but in the end he heads over the bars after meeting a well placed cross.


Jakhshibaev again with a close chance after receiving a delightful pass. Unfortunately his shot goes just wide of the upright.


A half chance for Madrid as Miguel Gutierrez pounces on a rebound at the top of the box.

Casemiro is too committed in his challenge on the Sheriff player as he is blown for a foul.


The Madrid faithful are in a state of shock as the game begins to open up.


Madrid react to that blow by moving the ball about smoothly. Not creating much danger though. Nacho nearly gets on the end of a crossfield pass, but he can't get there and that's that move over. 


Sheriff have taken a step closer to history as they open the scoring through Jasur Jakhshibaev after great build up play from Cristiano


Ball possession between the two teams currently stands at 70/30 in favor of Madrid.


Real Madrid are beginning to take control of the match as Sheriff yet again gives up the ball in midfield.


Outstanding save from the Sheriff's keeper as Benzemas swirving shot headed for the right corner of the goal.

Mohamed Salah has scored for Liverpool against Porto. (0-1).

Danilo Arboleda protests but the referee is having none of it. Benzema to take the free kick.


Hazard is fouled on just outside the box. A dangerous position for Sheriff.

Scores on the doors after 15 minutes

No goals anywhere apart from PSG’s opener against Man City and Leipzig’s against Brugge.

Real Madrid 0-0 Sheriff Tiraspol

Porto 0-0 Liverpool

AC Milan 0-0 Atlético Madrid

PSG 1-0 Man City

Dortmund 0-0 Sporting

Leipzig 1-0 Brugge


Madrid now in the ascendancy as they are beginning to tighten their grip on the match. 


Hazard has shown intensity so far. He's unlucky to not have got onto the end of Benzema's pass.


David Alaba showing his quality as he wins the ball in midfield.


Camavinga again fouled in midfield, the referee is having a word with the Sheriff captain.


After decent footwork in the area by Camavinga the young French startlet was just robbed at the end of his run by the Moldovan defense.


A heavy foul on Casemiro


Sheriff's Cristiano with a decent cross into the area but in the end nobody was there to receive.


After 10 minutes of play with no clear cut chances between the two we can see that Madrid is taking nothing for granted against a plucky opponent.


Sheriff has their first foray into the Madrid area but the effort ends in a clearance by the home team. The Moldovans restart.


Madrid now appears to be settling into their stride as they begin to take control of the rhythm of play.


Camavinga again the recipient of a foul. The young French man will no doubt be looking to improve on his already impressive start to life in the capital city.


In the end the set piece comes to nothing with goal kick the result.


A foul on Camavinga with Eden Hazard to take the free kick.

The tension is definitely visible as the Moldovans maintain their shape in defense.


Madrid continues to play the ball cautiously around the back line as they seek to break down their opponents from Moldova.


Valverde is called offside.


Madrid seems to be taking a moment to assess their opponents as they play the ball around the back.



Kick off!

We're all set. madrid will start with the ball and away we go!

The two teams prepare to make their way onto the field. Madrid in their traditional white and the team from Moldova sporting all black!

Good Evening and a very warm welcome to you all as we commence our live streaming text coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group D clash between Real Madrid and Sheriff Tiraspol in the Santiago Bernabeu!

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Sheriff Tiraspol's lineup is in as they prepare for the test of their lives against CL giants Real Madrid!

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The Group D clash gets underway at 1500 (ET) / 2100 (CEST)

Hello and a warm welcome to tonight's coverage of the Champions League clash from the Santiago Bernabéu as Real Madrid return to the stadium for European action and welcome Moldovan champions FC Sheriff Tiraspol.