UCL: Sheriff Tiraspol Beat Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu

Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova stunned Real Madrid in the Champions League, winning 2-1 thanks to a dramatic 89th-minute strike by Sebastien Thill.

Sheriff Tiraspol took the lead against the 13-time European champions in the 25th minute, thanks to a header from Uzbek midfielder Jasurbek Yakhshiboev, who narrowly missed an opportunity to extend the advantage later in the first half.

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Real dominated both half but needed a penalty to tie the game. In Vincius Jnior was felled and handed a penalty following a VAR review, Karim Benzema buried his spot-kick in the top corner in the 65th minute. He had been denied a spot-kick after a prior review moments earlier.

Sheriff immediately moved down the other end and after a throw in the ball fell to Luxembourg midfielder Thill, who fired a devastating shot into the far top corner to send his side top of the group.

Internazionale and Shakhtar Donetsk battled to a dismal 0-0 draw, which did neither team any favors by leaving each on one point after two games. Shakhtar, who were cheered on by Ukraine’s freshly crowned world heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk, had more possession, but Inter had the better chances, with Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martnez both missing crucial chances.

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