Sheriff – Real. A sure victory for Real, Sheriff will play in the Europa League. UEFA Champions League

  • Before the game, Real could not be sure of promotion, because Sheriff could still overtake the Kings
  • The team from Madrid, however, lived up to the role of the favorite and confidently won the whole match 3-0
  • Real has advanced to the leader’s position, and Sheriff fans will be able to watch their team perform in the Europa League matches in the spring
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Before the match, Sheriff Tiraspol was third in the group with six points and was already sure that he would play in European cups in the spring. His advantage over Shakhtar Donetsk was five points.

Real, on the other hand, was second with nine points. In the previous round, he won 2: 1 with Shakhtar. The kings scored one point for Inter Milan, but the Italians played their fifth match earlier.

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The situation in the table was such that only Sheriff’s victory or draw gave him a chance to fight in the last round. Real’s win meant that both Kings and Inter would be sure of a promotion, and Sheriff would be playing in the Europa League this spring.

We had to wait eight minutes for the first dangerous situation in this match, but Karim Benzema lost the ball. Two minutes later, Toni Kroos took the shot, but Georgios Athanasiadis intervened well. In the 18th minute, Real had another chance. This time, however, the hosts’ goalkeeper saved Rodrygo’s shot.

At the end of the second quarter of an hour, the Kings finally got their point. The visitors had a free kick from 20 meters. David Alaba approached the ball and surprised Athanasiadis with a shot from the wall. In the 41st minute Daniel Carvajal scored a volley, but the ball flew over the bar. However, this was not the end of the chances. In stoppage time, Real performed a combinational action. At the end, Rodrygo played to Kroos, who raised the score with a shot from the crossbar. The guests were leading 2-0 until the break.

Eleven minutes after the change of sides, Ferland Mendy passed the ball to Karim Benzema. He received it in the sixteenth meter and with a certain shot at the post he entered the list of shooters. In the 63rd minute the hosts finally had their chance, but Gustavo Dulanto hit the bar.

Five minutes later Sheriff’s players attacked again. First, Thibaut Courtois saved a great shot from Adam Traore, then Sebastien Thill hit off the post. In the 87th minute, Marco Asensio could have increased the result, but the hosts’ goalkeeper made a good effort.

Ultimately, the result of the match did not change and Sheriff lost to Real 0: 3. In the table, Real has moved up to the first place and has two points advantage over Inter. Both teams will face off in the final round in a direct duel for the first place in the group. Sheriff is third and will definitely play in the Europa League. He has five points advantage over Shakhtar Donetsk, with whom he will play in the last round.

Sheriff Tiraspol – Real Madrid 0: 3 (0: 2)

Goals: David Alaba (30), Toni Kroos (45 + 1), Karim Benzema (56)

Yellow cards: Fernando Costanza – Ferland Mendy

Sheriff Tiraspol: Georgios Athanasiadis – Fernando Costanza, Danilo Arboleda, Gustavo Dulanto, Cristiano – Sebastien Thill, Edmund Addo – Bruno Felipe (60. Keston Julien), Dimitris Kolovos (59. Boban Nikołow), Frank Castaneda (60. Momo Yansane) – Adama Traore ( 81. Maxim Cojocaru)

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois – Ferland Mendy (61. Marcelo), David Alaba (65. Nacho Fernandez), Eder Militao, Daniel Carvajal (65. Lucas Vazquez) – Toni Kroos, Casemiro (85. Antonio Blanco), Luka Modrić – Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Rodrygo (85. Marco Asensio)

About David Martin

David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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