FC Sheriff registered a historic win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, thanks to Sebastien Thill’s late stunner. The thirteen-time European Champion took control of the football match and created a number of decent chances through Karim Benzema, however, Real Madrid failed to win.
The visitors delivered a sucker punch, after a quarter-hour, that stunned the home crowd. Cristiano was given too much space down the left flank, giving him time to deliver a perfect cross into the box, where it was met by Jasurbek Yakhshiboev, who headed the ball past Thibaut Courtois.
Sheriff trusted their goalkeeper Giorgos Athanasiadis, who made a string of excellent saves to keep them in the game. Madrid continued to put pressure on the visitors in the second half, eventually winning a penalty through Vinicius Junior, who was deemed to have been brought down inside the box by Edmund Addo.
Benzema stepped up to level the scoreboard and perfectly dispatched the spot-kick and also became the competition’s fourth-highest scorer overall. The drama continued as substitute Bruno had the ball in the back of the net for Sheriff, only to have it called offside after a lengthy VAR check.
A stunning strike from Thill late in the game gave Sheriff the victory in a moment of football history. Madrid’s next league match is an away trip to Espanol, while Sheriff Tiraspol returns to domestic action against Milsami. Watch football highlights of Champions League in which Real Madrid failed to win over Sheriff.
Real Madrid 1 – 2 Sheriff
Goals: 0 – 1 Jakhshibaev 25, 1 – 1 Benzema 65, 1 – 2 Thill 90
Bookings: Casemiro, Ancelotti, Jovic; Arbeloda, Addo, Dulanto, Thill
Real Madrid: Courtois, Gutierez, Alaba, Militao, Fernandez, Camavinga, Casemiro, Valverde, Junior, Benzema, Hazard
Substitutions: Modric, Rodrygo, Kroos, Jovic
Sheriff: Athansiaidis, Fernando, Arbeloda, Dulanto, Cristiano, Thill, Addo, Traore, Kolovos, Castaneda, Jakshibaev
Substitutions: Julien, Bruno, Nikolov
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