Champions League: Sheriff Tiraspol stun Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Sheriff strike late to pick a shocking 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
  • Sheriff Tiraspol shocked football world beating the Los Blancos 2-1

Sheriff strike late to pick a shocking 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The visitors denied the huge odds to seal an incredible Champions League victory, following a stunning Sebastien Thill volley in the 90th minute.

The first real threat of goal arrived with a quarter of the game having passed, from Benzema’s curling free-kick effort, the result of which was a stunning save from Greek goalkeeper Georgios Athanasiadis.

Despite being underdogs and inexperienced on the European podium, that didn’t hold them back from stunning the record champions minutes later from Jasur Jakhshibaev’s brilliant counter-attacking header to put them one up.

The Los Blancos came firing in the second half and didn’t have to wait for long to get their equaliser via Benzema’s penalty on the hour mark.

The hosts pushed for a winner only for their efforts to go in vain as Sheriff scored a breathtakingly unlikely winner at the death.

Thill struck a superb shot on the half-volley in the 90th minute to silence the Bernabéu, and hand Real Madrid their first defeat of the season.