Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff Tiraspol: Shock defeat sends Sheriff to top of Group D

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Sheriff Tiraspol defeated Real Madrid in the most shocking upset of the season yet. And considering their status, it might go on to be the most shocking result of the season ahead. Sebastien Thill scored in the 89th minute to send his team ahead with virtually no time remaining for the home side to fight their way back into the game. 

Jasurbek Yakhshiboev gave the visitors the unlikely lead 25 minutes into the game, and they were a goal in the lead at half time. In the second half, Karim Benzema equalised for Los Blancos, scoring a penalty shortly after the hour mark. 

To put things into perspective, Madrid had 75% of total possession, and registered 31 shots throughout the game. Of the 31, 11 were on target. In comparison, Sheriff Tiraspol only had 4 shots and managed to have two goals to show for their game. 

Sheriff goalkeeper Athanasiadis had a great match, and managed to keep out the Real Madrid attackers for the majority of the game with the exception of the penalty. With their previous win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, Sheriff are now at the top of group D with 6 points. 

On the other hand, Real Madrid are in second place with three points while Inter and Shakhtar are at a point apiece from their 0-0 draw earlier in the game. Sheriff will go up against Inter Milan twice in a row next, while Madrid take on Espanyol in La Liga over the weekend. 

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Arsh Das
A music enthusiast, also passionate about football and bringing you the latest in the sporting world every day.

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