Five facts as Champions League debutants, Sheriff Tiraspol stun Real Madrid at the Bernabeu!


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.


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