Champions League: Real Madrid prevails over Sheriff 3-0

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TIRASPOL. Real Madrid was eventually too good for Sheriff.

TIRASPOL. Real Madrid was in the end too much to handle for Sheriff with the goal of D. Alaba (30′), T. Kroos (45′) and K. Benzema (56′). Real Madrid took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was held at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena Stadium in Tiraspol on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Szymon Marciniak with the help of Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz. The 4th official was Tomasz Musial. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 1.5 degrees Celsius or 34.65 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 65%.​

Match Statistics

Real Madrid was in firm control of the ball 59% while Sheriff was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Real Madrid was more aggressive with 104 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Real Madrid won the contest.​

Sheriff shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Real Madrid shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target.


Sheriff received 1 yellow card (Fernando Costanza). On the other side, Real Madrid received 1 yellow card (F. Mendy).

After this match, Sheriff will stay with 6 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Real Madrid will have 9 points to move up in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    F. Mendy

  • 29'

    Fernando Costanza

  • 30'

    D. Alaba

  • 45'

    T. Kroos


  • 56'

    K. Benzema

    F. Mendy

  • 59'

    B. Nikolov

    D. Kolovos

  • 60'

    M. Yansane

    F. Castaneda

  • 60'

    K. Julien


  • 61'


    F. Mendy

  • 65'

    N. Fernandez

    D. Alaba

  • 65'


    D. Carvajal

  • 81'

    M. Cojocaru

    A. Traore

  • 85'

    A. Blanco


  • 85'

    M. Asensio


Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Sheriff will play away with Shakhtar Donetsk on the 7th of December with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Sheriff (0 draws).

Real Madrid will host Inter on the 7th of December with a 3-0 head to head in favor of Real Madrid (0 draws).

Sheriff: Formation and Lineups

Sheriff started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Yury Vernydub chose to play with the following team: Giorgos Athanasiadis (6.4), Fernando Costanza (6.2), Danilo Arboleda (6.2), Gustavo Dulanto (6.1), Cristiano (5.7), Edmund Addo (7.1), Sebastien Thill (7.5), Bruno (6.4), Dimitrios Kolovos (6.3), Frank Castañeda (6.4) and Adama Traore (6.3).


Sheriff made 4 changes: D. Kolovos for B. Nikolov (59′), F. Castaneda for M. Yansane (60′), Bruno for K. Julien (60′) and A. Traore for M. Cojocaru (81′).

Top player: Sebastien Thill

The player who no doubt impressed Sheriff the most was Sebastien Thill.

His rating is (7.5) with 33 passes (87% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 4. He performed 6 crosses.

Real Madrid: Formation and Lineups

Real Madrid started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Carlo Ancelotti played with: Thibaut Courtois (7.4), Daniel Carvajal (7.0), Éder Militão (7.1), David Alaba (7.1), Ferland Mendy (6.8), Luka Modrić (7.6), Casemiro (7.5), Toni Kroos (8.1), Rodrygo (7.6), Karim Benzema (8.0) and Vinícius Júnior (7.1).


Real Madrid made 5 changes: F. Mendy for Marcelo (61′), D. Alaba for N. Fernandez (65′), D. Carvajal for Lucas (65′), Casemiro for A. Blanco (85′) and Rodrygo for M. Asensio (85′).

Top player: Toni Kroos

Probably the most impressive player in Real Madrid was Toni Kroos.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 110 passes (95% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 2. He performed 4 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League



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