There is a new Sheriff in town whose presence is currently sending shock waves down the spines of Real Madrid fans.
Who would have thought that Sheriff Tiraspol, a Moldovan club will be leading a group that has two former champions after matchday two? Well football can be weird!
Sheriff Tiraspol did the unthinkable as they beat 13-time champions, Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeau.
Goals from Jasurbek Yakhshiboev and Sébastien Thill secured all three points for the Moldovan champions.
Sheriff Tiraspol now have six points and four goals after matcday 2 of the UEFA Champions League
Here five interesting facts about the club
- They were founded in 1997
- They are the first Moldovan club to play in the Champions League group stages.
- They are 19-time Moldovan Champions
- Sheriff Tiraspol are the first team since Leicester City in 2016-17 to win their first two games in @ChampionsLeague after beating Shakhtar (2-0) and Real Madrid (2-1). Sensation.
- They are now ranked 80th in UEFA’s club coefficient current rankings. They were previously ranked 108.