Goals and Highlights: Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff in UEFA Champions League 2021
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The match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium between Real Madrid and Sheriff is over, both teams share points and remain first and second in Group D. 
At the beginning, Real Madrid went completely on the attack, generating a lot of dangerous plays but very few of them ended in the right way, it was not until the visitors took the lead that the match started to open up little by little. 

In the second half, Madrid would equalize through the penalty kick after a good shot by the French Karim Benzema, however, at the end of the match Sheriff would score the definitive goal to do the feat and win the match.

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THEY PULLED OUT THE JOGO BONITO! Vinicius finds Rodrygo on a delayed diagonal and the ball ends up over the crossbar.
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MODRIC HAD IT! The Croatian struck a shot that crashed into the goalkeeper.
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This is how the goal was scored

In this way Real Madrid tied the match with a magnificent penalty kick by the Frenchman.
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VAR is in action
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The VAR restarts the match and cancels the possibility of a penalty kick in favor of the home team.
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EDEN HAZARD COMES CLOSE! Vinicius makes a sensational pass between the lines to set up the Belgium player for a dangerous low shot, but again the keeper keeps out the equalizer.
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MADRID IS STILL LOOKING FOR THE EQUALIZER! Vinicius went to the back line but the cross is well cut off by Sheriff's defensive saga.
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The ball is back on the pitch of Santiago Bernabeu, so far Sheriff is winning by the minimum.
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The first half ends at Bernabeu, Sheriff wins by the minimum score against Real Madrid.
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Madrid continued to bombard the visitors' goal and this time it was Casemiro who took a shot but the goalkeeper was once again on hand to prevent the goal.
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Hazard's fierce cross is well saved by the visiting goalkeeper for a corner.
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BENZEMA WAS A GOAL AWAY FROM SCORING A GREAT GOAL! The Frenchman turns around near the halfway line and unleashes a left-footed shot at the goalkeeper's far post, but his shot fails to find the net.
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JUST SHORT OF THE GOAL! Vinicius JR went on the attack and fired a shot that went just past the goalkeeper's far post.
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The postcard for history

A picture says more than a thousand words, with this goal Sheriff is momentarily beating Real Madrid.

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Madrid come close! Eden Hazard sets up Fede Valverde for a shot that goes over the crossbar.
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BENZEMA ALMOST SCORES FROM A DIRECT FREE KICK! The goalkeeper makes a good save.
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Direct free kick in favor of Real Madrid Dangerous opportunity!
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Real Madrid continued to press, Vinicius made it small and set up Camavinga inside the box who tunneled in looking to get a shot off but the ball was punched away from danger.
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MADRID CAME CLOSE! Vinicius JR gets on the end of a cross looking for a left-footed shot from just outside the six-yard box but the sea of legs covers his shot.
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David Alaba puts in a fantastic cross into the six-yard box but Casemiro failed to make contact with the ball.
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The match begins, Real Madrid returns to the Bernabéu for a UEFA Champions League match
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In a few moments we will begin

In a couple of minutes we will start the broadcast of the match: Real Madrid vs Sheriff, corresponding to matchday 2 of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
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How is Sheriff coming to this match?

Sheriff might be one of the best in Moldova, but it is necessary to mention that they are from a much inferior domestic league, and they are far behind in terms of quality and experience in comparison with Merengues. For the visitors, the simple fact of scoring would mean a great result beyond expectations.
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How does Madrid arrive?

Along with the Royal Whites, Inter were supposed to be the other team to occupy the top two places. However, Ancelotti's men managed to defeat the Italians on the opening day and are now the favorites to become group champions.

The offense has really been on fire for the thirteen-time European champions. Despite the fact that La Liga has completed only seven matchdays, the team has already scored eight more goals than any other team in the competition.

They are already on a great run, and are facing a minnow for this upcoming clash.

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The starting eleven are ready

This is how Real Madrid and Sheriff will start this afternoon's match, there will be sparks on the Bernabeu pitch.

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Fun facts

This will be the second meeting between a Spanish and Moldovan team in European competition, and the first since Real Betis faced Zimbru Chisinau in the first round of the 2002-03 UEFA Cup (Betis won both matches).

Real Madrid last faced a team from a specific country for the first time in the Champions League in September 2015, when they won 0-2 against Sweden's Malmö FF.

Real Madrid have only been held scoreless in one of their last 37 home games in the Champions League group stage (0-3 against CSKA Moscow in December 2018), with the capital side averaging three goals per game in this period (110 goals in total).

Real Madrid are looking to become the first Champions League team to achieve 100 home wins (currently 99). Their home winning percentage of 73% is the highest of any team in the history of the competition with at least 10 home games played (99/136).

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Having possession of the ball is not important

Sheriff Tiraspol had just 25% possession in Round 1 against Shakhtar Donetsk - the lowest percentage of possession by a team that won by two or more goals in a Champions League match since April 2016, when Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 with 23% possession.
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Real Madrid's lineup confirmed!

This is how the team coached by Carlo Ancelotti will start tonight to face the second round of the group stage at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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They have arrived at the stadium!

The Merengue squad is already present at the mythical Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to face their duel against Sheriff, today the people and Real return to their home after a season and a half playing at the Alfredo di Stefano.
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The white team is looking for its second victory

Real Madrid has a new opportunity to show its great form at the beginning of the season. After beating Inter in an even and vibrant match, Ancelotti's team will face Sheriff, one of the big 'Cinderellas' in the Champions League, with the aim of achieving a convincing victory that will allow them to take steps forward and gradually approach the next round, the first knockout stage of the current edition of the highest continental tournament.
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The wait is over!

The UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE action resumes for Real Madrid and Sheriff from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, both teams are at the top of their respective groups after having debuted with a victory last matchday, now, many things can change because a defeat or a victory would change the panorama in search of the qualification to the round of 16. In the event of a draw, the two teams would remain first and second in Group D. 


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What time is Real Madrid vs Sheriff match for UEFA Champions League match?

This is the start time of the game Real Madrid vs Sheriff of 28th September in several countries:

Argentina: 16:00 PM

Bolivia: 15:00 PM

Brazil: 16:00 PM

Chile: 15:00 PM

Colombia: 14:00 PM

Ecuador: 14:00 PM

USA (ET): 15:00 PM

Spain: 9:00 PM

Mexico: 14:00 PM

Paraguay: 15:00 PM

Peru: 15:00 PM

Uruguay: 16:00 PM

Venezuela: 15:00 PM

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Key Player Sheriff:

The South American power will be present in this duel with the presence on the field of the Colombian Frank Castañeda and he will be the player to follow for this match, since his arrival to the Cowboys in 2020 he has played only 4,036 minutes in which he has appeared 59 times in the starting lineup, he has also scored in 38 times and assisted only 23 times. With 27 years of age and still a great deal of time under his belt, the Colombian could tip the scales in favor of the visitors at any time because he is always a latent goal threat every time the right-sided killer touches the ball.
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Key Player Real Madrid:

If we talk about Real Madrid legends, Karim Benzema is a living legend of the merengue team and a standard bearer of madridismo and that is why he will be the player to follow for this match, since his arrival in 2009 with the Spanish team he has played 40,459 minutes, in which he has appeared 567 times in the starting lineup, has scored 287 goals and has collaborated in 151 goals for the white house. He also has an incredible record of only 11 yellow cards and no sending-offs in his entire stay with Real, the current center forward could tip the scales in favor of the Teutonic team at any moment, as he has become a real killer in the penalty area and the team's goal scorer.
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Last Sheriff line-up:

G. Athanasiadis; F. Costanza, D. Arboleda, G. Dulanto, Cristiano; D. Kolovos, E. Addo, S. Thill, A. Traoré, D. Yakhshibaev, F. Castañeda.
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Last Real Madrid line-up:

T. Courtois; F. Valverde, Éder Militao, Alaba, Nacho; M. Asensio, Casemiro, L. Modri'c; Rodrygo, K. Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
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Lastes Match:

Neither the Merengue nor the Cowboys have met at any point in history, so this will be the first time that these two teams have faced each other. Moreover, it will also be the first time that Sheriff will visit Spanish soil, so it will also be the first time in Real Madrid's history that they will host opponents from the League of Moldova.
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For this match, Lawrence Visser will be the central referee, he will be accompanied by Rien Vanyzere and Thibaud Nijssen as the assistants 1 and 2 respectively, finally, Bram Van Driessche will serve as the fourth referee. In the VAR, referees Clément Turpin and Amaury Delerue will be in charge of monitoring any dubious play inside the box or that merits a red card.
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In search of further transcendence

Sheriff's team will be looking to continue to surprise both home and away in the UEFA Champions League, after beating Shakhtar at home, now they will be looking to give a blow on the table when facing a powerful team like Real Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium. In their league they are in 3rd place with 19 points, product of 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, also, they average 26 goals for but they are a team with many defensive deficiencies as they have allowed 22 goals against. The outlook is complicated, however, with the simple fact of adding would alleviate the pressure on the issue of qualifying to the next round for the visitors.
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The white house is on fire

The top Champions League winners will host a UEFA Champions League match for the first time this season at the yet to be renovated Santiago Bernabeu after having played all their matches at the Alfredo Di Stefano last season. On matchday 1, the team coached by the great maestro Carlos Ancelotti managed to emerge victorious from the San Siro after beating the reigning Serie A champions, Inter Milan, by the narrowest of margins. Currently, they lead the Laliga with 17 points after 5 wins and 2 draws, and they are also the highest scoring team in the championship with 21 goals scored, so in this David vs. Goliath match, everything seems to indicate that the balance will be in favor of the white team. 

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The road to St. Petersburg continues

All great moments began in a dream and there are few lucky ones who can boast in their lives that they once held the Orejona in their arms and were named "kings of Europe". The dream resumes for 32 teams seeking to engrave their name in eternal glory, but to do so, they will have to overcome a long road full of obstacles to reach the main event, St. Petersburg, and have the honor of being crowned as the new champions of the old continent. In group "D", Real Madrid and Sheriff will face each other on matchday 2 of the group stage and will try to continue adding in the tournament with the illusion of staying at the top of the group and being closer to the next goal: to qualify for the knockout rounds.
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Kick-off time

The Real Madrid vs Sheriff match will be played at The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, in Madrid, Spain. The kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 pm ET.
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