Real Madrid 1-2 FC Sheriff summary: score, goals & highlights, Champions League 2021/22
UEFA Champions League debutants Sheriff Tiraspol beat 13-time champions Real Madrid in a thrilling meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu. With this victory, the Moldova team takes the lead of the group with 6 points, while Madrid are in second place with 3.
In a match that was the cliché between David and Goliath, it was David – according to history – who won as the visiting team opened the scoring. It was in the 25th minute that striker Jasur Jakhshibaev found himself after a superb ball from Cristiano to go home. The score would remain unchanged at the end of half-time.
In the second Madrid seemed to display a greater sense of urgency and with the introduction of Modric, Kroos and Rodrygo they started to turn threatening. After a period of constant pressure, Vinicius, who proved to be a threat all night long, appeared to crumble under minimal contact. The VAR was consulted by the referee but eventually play continued without allowing the goal. However, it wouldn’t be long before Vinicius Junior – the protagonist never again causes a headache in the Sheriff’s defense. This time, descend into the area in what appeared to be an unintentional blockage. Once again the VAR was only consulted this time on the penalty awarded. Karim Benzema was the man in charge of the responsibility and he handled it with ease, equalize the score on the spot.
In the second half, we entered what was becoming an increasingly tense affair. The faithful of Madrid wanted their team to advance, but in vain because the Moldovan team proved to be as disciplined as they were compact. So as if fate took matters into its own handsSheriff’s Sebastian Thill was given a gem of a hit on a key, which he duly stole from the upper left corner from outside the area. 2-1 against Sheriff, Goliath defeated and history is written!