- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- Benzema (P)65'
- YakhshiboevDa Silva57'
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Real Madrid - FC Sheriff
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FULL TIME! WHAT A RESULT!! 2-1 to Sheriff Tiraspol as they write themselves into football history beating Mardid at the Santiago Bernabéu. It looked like it was going to be a 1-1 draw until Thill produced a wonderful volley from the edge of the box. What a game!
Madrid are desperate for the equaliser but can't find a way past Sheriff
There are six minutes to be played at the Santiago Bernabéu
- Yellow cardSebastien ThillFC Sheriff
Thill goes into the book for a taking his shirt off during the celebration
- GoalSebastien ThillFC Sheriff
GOAL! THIS IS UNREAL!!!!!! Sheriff are ahead again!!!! Thill scores late on for the visitors with a sublime finish from the edge of the box with an amazing volley!!!
- Yellow cardLuka JovicReal Madrid
Booking for Jović who pulls back Bruno
- OffFrank CastanedaFC Sheriff
- OnKeston JulienFC Sheriff
Change for Sheriff as Castañeda comes off for Julien
SAVE! Athanasiadis is there again block another shot with his body. He's been incredible this evening
SAVE! What a save from Athanasiadis who races off his line and takes Modrić's shot to the side of the head from near point blank range
VAR CHECK OVER! Off side has been given as the home crowd heave a massive sigh of relief
OFF SIDE! Bruno looks to be off side as he put the ball past Courtois. VAR are checking the decsion
A decent spell of possession for Sheriff as they search to grab a second dramatic goal
- OffNachoReal Madrid
- OnRodrygoReal Madrid
And last week's late goal scorer Rodrygo also steps onto the pitch
- OffEden HazardReal Madrid
- OnLuka JovicReal Madrid
Jović is now on for Los Blancos
- OffCasemiroReal Madrid
- OnLuka ModricReal Madrid
Another change for the hosts as Modric comes on
- OffMiguel GutiérrezReal Madrid
- OnToni KroosReal Madrid
Multiple change for Madrid as Kross comes on
- Goal by penaltyKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
GOAL! A landmark goal for Benzema as dispatches a perfect penalty to drag Madrid back into the game!
VAR CHECK OVER! Penalty given and the referee points to the spot. Benzema looks set to take it
Again Vinícius Júnior has gone down inside the box as he attempts to pass Addo inside the box. VAR check is taking place
VAR CHECK OVER! No penalty! Sheriff continue to ride their luck
PENALTY? Vinícius Júnior goes down in side the box as Fernando comes in from behind the Brazilian and looks to have clipped him
Alaba takes the free kick clipping it into the box, but Sheriff do well to clear their lines
Castañeda pulls down Hazard who spins the captain
- OffJasurbek YakhshiboevFC Sheriff
- OnBruno Felipe Da SilvaFC Sheriff
First change of the game as as Bruno comes on for Sheriff
SAVE! Hazard fire a low shot, but Athanasiadis gets down quickly to push the ball out for a corner
The corner is whipped and Sheriff clear the ball away, but Madrid have it again and press for an equaliser
Dulanto is there again to head the ball out for another Madrid corner
The corner is sent in, but Sheriff launch a rapid counter attack through Kolovos, who then produces a raking past which is just too long for Yakhshiboev, who would have been in on goal with Courtois
Thill does brilliantly to get back and cut out a dangerous Vinícius Júnior cross
Madrid have started the second half in a similar vein as they ended the first, with the majority of possesion. But can they make it count with an equaliser?
- Yellow cardGustavo DulantoFC Sheriff
Booking for Dulanto as he brings down Valverde with an out stretched leg
- 2nd Half
Sheriff get the second half started
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME! And it really is 1-0 to Sheriff. Madrid just can't find a way past Athanasiadis in the visitors goal. Ancelotti is going to need to find some answer during the interval
- Yellow cardEdmund AddoFC Sheriff
Booking for Addo who was deemed to be man handling Valverde
Half time is only a few minutes away as Madrid keep pushing for an equaliser, but Sheriff are staying strong
The corner is whipped in but there's a clash of head in the box and the referee blows his whistle and the attack comes to an end
SAVE! Hazard fires his cross into the box, but the keeper pushes it out for a corner
- Yellow cardCasemiroReal Madrid
Sheriff were on the break there, but Casemiro pulls at the shirt of Kolovos and goes into the book
CHANCE! Benzema attempts to curl the ball into the corner of the net from the edge of the box, but it just goes wide of the post. It's just not happening for Madrid at the moment, but they'll keep knocking on the door
CHANCE! Hazard's shot is blocked by Athanasiadis, but the ball rebounds into the path of Nacho, who some how manages to head it wide!
CHANCE! Mardid are still probing as the ball eventually comes into Vinícius Júnior in side the box, but he puts his shot wide
CHANCE! A poor Courtois clearance eventually comes to the goal scorer Yakhshiboev who twists and turn on the edge of the box before producing a neat shot that whistles past the post
SAVE! Athanasiadis dived across the box to keep a low cross out and the ball is scrambled off the line
Santiago Bernabéu is silent and the hosts are truly rattled. How are they going to respond?
- GoalJasurbek YakhshiboevFC Sheriff
GOAL! 1-0 to Sheriff as Yakhshiboev heads the ball past Courtois. Cristiano was given too much time and space which allowed him to deliver a perfect cross. This a massive sucker punch for the 13 times Champions League winners
Camavinga is at the heart of everything that Madrid are producing at the moment as he drives forward with ball
Madrid are really turning the screw now as they try to peg Sheriff back. But the visitors aren't being over awed by the occasion and they move the ball well out from the back
SAVE! Benzema fires his free kick at the goal but Athanasiadis is equal to it and pushes it round the post for a corner. The Frenchman was trying to bend it into the top corner but it was slightly too close to the Greek keeper
- Yellow cardDanilo ArboledaFC Sheriff
Arboleda has gone into the referee's book for his protests
Hazard has now gone down on the edge of the box as he skipped past Fernando Costanza, who stuck a leg out and brought down the Belgium
Castañeda goes down just on the edge of the Madrid box after a brilliant counter attack, but the referee waves play on
Camavinga is getting some serious treatment out there as Thill is next player to bring the midfielder down as he looked to break forward
Casemiro has gone down from a heavy challenge from Addo. The referee is making it clear that he won't tolerate more tackles like that
Early signs there that Sheriff shouldn't be underestimated as they prove that in the final third they have players that can punish Madrid with neat link-up play
Madrid have really found their rhythm now as they play triangles around Sheriff. Eventually bursts into the box with a neat run, but his shot is well blocked
Alaba take the set piece and flashes the ball across the mouth of the goal, but it evades a the white shirts lerking in the box
Camavinga has gone down again this time it's Traore that brings the youngster down. The free kick is in a good position
Free kick for Madrid as Camavinga goes down from a Arboleda challenge. The free kick is taken short and quickly as they continue to dominate possession
The home side early on spray the ball around quickly as they look to assert themselves on the visitors
Madrid get the game underway
Kick-off is less than five minutes away as both teams get ready to make their way out onto one of the competitions most famous pitches
Benzema knows he a goal away from cementing himself in the record books. He has netted 71 goals in the UEFA Champions League, which currently puts him level with club legend Raúl González. One more strike and he becomes the competition's fourth-highest scorer outright.
It will music to Sheriff fans ears that Real Madrid have only won five of their last 12 home European fixtures, suffering four defeats in the process. It would be one of the biggest shocks in the history of the Champions League if they were to lose against debutants Sheriff at the Bernabeu.
With news coming in that Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan have played out a goalless draw, there is now a massive three points up for grabs to take control of Group D
It's a big night for Hazard. With the news that Bale will be injured for the foreseeable future, the Belgian has a chance to make a spot in that front three his own.
The Wasps actually started their 2021-22 Champions League campaign at the start of August and have had to beat Teuta Durres, Alashkert, Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb to advance to this stage
This is the first time that Mardid are facing a side from the Moldovan league and Sheriff Tiraspol will be their 108th European Cup opponents
The build up to tonight's game Sheriff captain Frank Castaneda made it clear his side are hoping to cause another upset in the group "I hope we can surprise Real Madrid, as we did in the match against Shakhtar. Our main weapons are counterattacks, quick transitions from defence to attack."
TEAM NEWS FOR SHERIFF:
(GK) 30 Athanasiadis, 2 Arboleda, 9 Traore, 10 (C) Castañeda, 13 Fernando Costanza, 15 Cristiano, 17 Yakhshiboev, 21 Addo, 22 Kolovos, 31 S. Thill, 55 Dulanto
Sheriff have stuck with the same starting line-up that beat Shakhtar on Matchday 1. Even for a match at Real Madrid, Yuri Vernidub hasn't changed from his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation
TEAM NEW FOR MADRID!!!
Ancelotti has made changes from the squad that started the goalless draw with Villarreal at the weekend, with Hazard and Camavinga making the starting XI
In the first round of fixtures Los Blancos registered a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan in their opener, while this seasons surprise package Sheriff recorded an impressive 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, meaning they currently sit top of the group.
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