Real Madrid imposes its law and closes its ticket to eighths

The Madrid team takes revenge with the Sheriff (0-3) and first place will be played with Inter


Real Madrid became the first Spanish team to get their ticket to the round of 16 of the Champions League 2021-2022 after beating Moldovan Sheriff Tiraspol by a clear and comfortable 0-3 this Wednesday, which this time they did not He left no room for me to surprise him again.

Real Madrid was able this time to impose its law before the Sheriff. Supported by a more solid moment in football, the Madrid team did not give their rival options this time, daring when it came to deploying, but this time he was almost always at the mercy of Carlo Ancelotti’s, who did not even give them Vinicius’s brilliance was missing.

The goals of Alaba, who left the worst news with his change due to physical discomfort, Kroos and Benzema left Real Madrid at the top of Group D with 12 points, two more than Inter Milan, with which the first place will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu on the last day.

From the beginning, the Moldovan team chose to take refuge behind and although it did not renounce to leave with speed to try to surprise the visitors, it did not bother Courtois in excess, except in the second half. The ball was almost always the 13-time European champion, dominator of the duel and carrying danger on the right, where Ancelotti chose this time the incisive Rodrygo, who stole the limelight from Vinicius, who was not very participative.

The first warning came through the Brazilian, who did not find Benzema in his ‘death pass’ with everything in favor, who shortly after pushed into the net a rejection of Athanasiadis to a shot from Kroos, although he was offside . The local goalkeeper also repelled a dangerous shot by Rodrygo that confirmed the best visitor start and another night of a lot of work for which he was the hero in Madrid of Vernydub’s men.

From there and despite maintaining dominance, it was difficult for the leader of LaLiga Santander to create more chances of danger, but he managed to get ahead on the scoreboard. A foul on the edge of the area made her, in collaboration with a defender, Alaba and the game was already downhill for the Madridistas, little demanded despite the efforts of their rival and who threw the spectators colder with Kroos’ goal on edge of the break after a counter that the German closed with a sensational shot.


After passing through the changing rooms, the clash continued along the same lines. The Sheriff also did not want to be too unprotected and Real Madrid did not relax either, at least until Benzema made a smile on a day complicated by the sentence of the ‘Valbuena case’ and closed with a shot from outside the area any possibility to the leader of the Moldovan league.

The 0-3 already caused the match to open up a little more in both directions and that favored more the Tiraspol team, who dared more and could threaten Courtois more, with a first time from Dulanto’s set pieces after a bad departure of the Belgian. Traoré later tested his reflexes with a powerful shot and Cristiano ran into the stick in a carousel of occasions that aroused the illusion of the local fans.

Real Madrid, with the bad news of Alaba’s departure due to a physical problem, allowed the Sheriff to maneuver more and reserve energy for future commitments. The clash progressed calmly towards the end, with Athanasiadis denying Asensio the goal twice, but also with the shock that Traoré gave, who requested medical assistance after noticing a discomfort in the chest, for which he was immediately substituted.


– RESULT: SHERIFF TIRASPOL, 0 – REAL MADRID, 3 (0-2, at halftime).


SHERIFF TIRASPOL: Athanasiadis; Fernando Costanza, Arboleda, Dulanto, Cristiano; Addo, Thill; Castañeda (Yansane, min.59), Kolovos (Nikolov, min.59), Bruno (Julien, min.59); and Traoré (Cojocaru, min.81).

REAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal (Lucas Vázquez, min.65), Militao, Alaba (Nacho, min.65), Mendy (Marcelo, min.60); Modric, Casemiro (Blanco, min.84), Kroos; Rodrygo (Asensio, min.84), Benzema and Vinicius.


0-1, minute 30. Praise.

0-2, 45 + 1. Kroos.

0-3, minute 55. Benzema.

– REFEREE: Szymon Marciniak (POL). He admonished Constanza (min.29), for the Sheriff, and Mendy (min.4), for Real Madrid.

–ESTADIO: Sheriff Stadium.