Carlo Ancelotti left to regret missed opportunities after Real Madrid was humiliated by Sheriff Tiraspol
‘I’m a little sad because I think we deserved to win’: Carlo Ancelotti left to regret missed opportunities after 13-time European champions Real Madrid was humiliated by Moldovan minnows sheriff Tiraspol
- The Spanish giants dominated in both halves but needed a penalty to equalize
- Sebastien Thill scored a stunning winner in the 89th minute for Sheriff Tiraspol
- Sheriff leading group D with six points, while Real is second with three points
Coach Carlo Ancelotti was ‘a little sad’ after 13-time European champions Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by Moldovan minnow sheriff Tiraspol.
The Spanish giants dominated in both halves but needed a penalty to equalize after Champions League debutants Sheriff took the lead in the 25th minute with a header from Uzbek midfielder Jasurbek Yakhshiboev.
Real Madrid had 30 shots on target at four of the visitors and won 13 corners compared to none for the Moldovan side, while the Spaniards had 67 percent possession on Tuesday night.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti (above) felt his match deserved to be Sheriff Tiraspol. defeat
Sebastien Thill scored a stunning 89th-minute winner for Sheriff, from the unrecognized breakaway state of Transnistria, to seal one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition.
“I’m a little sad because I think we deserved to win,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
“You could say we were unlucky, we lost the game on the small details, they scored on the counter-attack and from a throw-in. We had a lot of shots on target, but sometimes luck lets you down in games.
Sebastien Thill scored an 89th-minute screamer for Sheriff, to secure a famous win
“Everything went right for them, everything went wrong for us.”
“We had so many shots, their goalkeeper saved a lot and I think you should congratulate them on scoring two goals,” said Real midfielder Casemiro.
“We had the game under control, we had a lot of chances and then they scored a miracle goal.”
Real Madrid restored parity after Karim Benzema equalized from penalty spot
Sheriff leads Champions League group D with six points from two games, while Real are second with three.
Sheriff made it through four qualifying rounds and became the first Moldovan team to play in the group stage of the European elite club competition.
Jasur Jakhshibaev headed past Thibaut Courtois to give the visitors a shocking lead