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Sheriff v Real Madrid - as it happened

José Manuel Moya 14 days ago 8.3k
Sheriff v Real Madrid, UCL 2021/22, group D, matchday 5, official line-ups. BeSoccer
Sheriff v Real Madrid, UCL 2021/22, group D, matchday 5, official line-ups. BeSoccer
Join us for live coverage of the Champions League group D clash between Sheriff and Real Madrid from the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena in Tiraspol. Inter have beaten Shakhtar in the early game, so Madrid can no longer wrap up top spot tonight. The Spanish side could still seal their place in the last 16, though.

List of goalscorers

0 - 1
0 - 2
0 - 3
End of match

End of match

  • 93'
    FT: Sheriff 0-3 Real Madrid! 'Los Blancos' book their place in the last 16 with a game to spare. Alaba's deflected free-kick and a sweet strike from Kroos opened up a 2-0 lead by the break, and Benzema added a third soon after the restart to cap an impressive performance by Ancelotti's men.
  • 90'
    3 minutes added on!
  • 89'
    Asensio has an attempt on goal.
  • 87'
    Asensio has an effort on goal. What a save! Marcelo sends in a cross that is met with a firm shot by Asensio but Athanasiadis, at point-blank range, saves.
  • 84'
    RM double sub: Blanco on for Casemiro and Asensio on for Rodrygo.
  • 81'
    Sheriff sub: Cojocaru on for Traore.
  • 78'
    It does set Sheriff's task in context when you realise that Madrid's three subs, Nacho, Lucas and Marcelo, have 11 Champions League medals between them.
  • 75'
    Corner awarded to Real Madrid.
  • 71'
    Marcelo is flagged for offside.
  • 68'
    Thill hits the woodwork! So close for the home side as they bombard the Madrid goal but the ball just won't go in.
  • 65'
    Corner awarded to RM.
  • 64'
    RM double sub: Nacho on for Alaba, the Austrian limps off with a knock. Hopefully just a precaution. Lucas Vazquez on for Carvajal.
  • 61'
    RM sub: Ferland Mendy is replaced by Marcelo.
  • 59'
    Sheriff triple sub: Yansane, Julien and Nikolov on for Castañeda, Bruno and Kolovos.
  • 56'
    GOAL for Real Madrid! Another slick goal from the visitors and once again it is created by a lateral run in from the flanks, this time by Mendy, who feeds Benzema on the edge of the box. The Frenchman doesn't need an invitation.
  • 54'
    Castañeda is flagged for offside.
  • 53'
    Traore is penalised for handball.
  • 50'
    Fernando Costanza misses the target. Screwed well wide, but good intent from the home side.
  • 47'
    Castañeda is penalised for a foul on Rodrygo.
  • 46'
    And we're back underway in Tiraspol! Sheriff get us going again!
  • 45'
    HT: Sheriff 0-2 Real Madrid! 'Los Blancos' have slowly shrugged off Sheriff, exerting an asphyxiating pressure - one decorated by two fine goals. The home side gifted that first (note to Sheriff: don't concede free-kicks on the edge of the box) but the second was intricate, clever, quick and then beautifully tucked away by Kroos. First class first half.
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  • 45'
    45+1: GOAL for Real Madrid! Toni Kroos... Lovely finish. A goal not so much dripping in quality as bathed in it. Modric, Rodrygo and Vinícius Junior are all in the thick of it, carving out an opening that Kroos capitalises on with a sweet right-footed effort that goes in off the bar.
  • 45'
    1 minute added on!
  • 44'
    Foul by Cristiano on Kroos. Another good chance for RM from the edge of the box.
  • 41'
    Carvajal misses the target. Not too far away from a fine goal as Mendy loops over a cross for fellow full-back Carvajal, who meets it on the volley at an awkward height. A whisker over.
  • 38'
    Thill misses the target. The midfielder has demonstrated his quality from distance a few times already this season and this one will not make the highlights reel.
  • 34'
    Casemiro is penalised for a foul on Kolovos.
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  • 30'
    GOAL for Real Madrid! It felt a dangerous position to concede a free-kick and so it proves as Alaba's free-kick is deflected by the wall beyond Athanasiadis.
  • 29'
    Fernando Costanza is cautioned by the referee.
  • 29'
    Fernando Costanza is penalised for a foul on Casemiro. Good chance for Madrid.
  • 25'
    Casemiro is penalised for a foul on Castañeda.
  • 23'
    The striker, put off by Casemiro, heads over Vinícius Junior's cross.
  • 20'
    Sheriff were very impressive in the opening 20 minutes, but Madrid have established a measure of control.
  • 18'
    Excellent stop from Athanasiadis, diving to his right to pounce on Rodrygo's first-time effort after some tidy build-up play from the visitors.
  • 15'
    Sheriff are again showing that they've studied Madrid well and have no doubts at all about where the weak spots are. Their first goal at the Bernabéu came from a ball into space behind the right-back - and they are playing the same tune in behind Carvajal and Mendy tonight.
  • 13'
    Corner for Sheriff conceded by Alaba.
  • 12'
    Thill earns a corner for Sheriff.
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 10'
    Benzema is adjudged to be in an offside position. The Frenchman finds the back of the net after pouncing on a rebound, but he was well offside when Kroos had the initial shot.
  • 10'
    Kroos has an effort on goal.
  • 5'
    The pantomime boos ring out at the Sheriff Stadion as Madrid enjoy a spell of possession, replaced with enthusiastic cheering as the fleet-footed Bruno leads a counterattack.
  • 3'
    Mendy is penalised for a foul on Bruno. The Frenchman gets the first yellow card of the match.
  • 1'
    Real Madrid get us going in white from left to right while Sheriff are in their usual colours!
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    Dulanto and Benzema come together for the toss.
  • PRVW
    The Champions League anthem rings out in Tiraspol, which can only mean ... it's almost time.
  • PRVW
    The players make their way out here!
  • PRVW
    It's 0 degrees and partly cloudy in Tiraspol for this one.
  • PRVW
    Szymon Marciniak is the referee for this match, while Tomasz Kwiatkowski is the VAR.
  • PRVW
    Inter have beaten Shakhtar in the early game, so Madrid can no longer wrap up top spot tonight. The Spanish side could still seal their place in the last 16, though.
  • PRVW
    This is how 'Los Blancos' left the hotel on their way to the Sheriff stadium!
  • PRVW
    Real Madrid have won their previous two away group matches this season. The last time they won all three was 2014/15.
  • PRVW
    Sheriff have won 12 of their last 13 home matches in all competitions, losing the other.
  • PRVW
    No surprise that there's no surprise with the Madrid XI. The 'Gala' eleven comprises ten of those who'll play tonight – with the battle for right wing won by Rodrygo.
  • PRVW
    Again as predicted. Compared to the match in Madrid, Vernydub makes one enforced change: Bruno comes in for Yakhshiboev, who is carrying a knock and starts on the bench.
  • PRVW
    Sheriff - Misses next match if booked: Addo, Dulanto. Real Madrid - Misses next match if booked: Casemiro.
  • PRVW
    RM bench: Luis Lopez (GK), Lunin (GK); Vallejo, Marcelo, Nacho; Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Camavinga, Blanco; Asensio, Jovic, Mariano
  • PRVW
    Sheriff bench: Pascenco (GK), Celeadnic (GK); Cojocari, Julien, Belousov, Radeljic; Cojocaru, Nikolov; Yansane, Yakhshiboev.
  • PRVW
    Real Madrid XI: Courtois (GK); Mendy, Alaba, Militao, Carvajal; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Vini Jr, Benzema, Rodrygo.
  • PRVW
    Sheriff XI: Athanasiadis (GK); Cristiano, Dulanto, Arboleda, Costanza; Bruno, Abdo, Kolovos, Thill, Traore; Castañeda.


24 November 2021, 21:00

Stadium: Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to live coverage of the UCL game between Sheriff and Real Madrid at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena in Tiraspol! Any predictions?