Real Madrid vs Sheriff Tiraspol Champions League LIVE Football Score 28 Sep 2021
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Real Madrid is going head to head with FC Sheriff Tiraspol starting on 28 Sept 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid city, Spain. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group D.
Real Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in Group D when they continue their 2021-22 Champions League campaign at home to Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday night. Los Blancos recorded a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan in their section opener earlier this month, while Sheriff recorded an impressive 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, with the visitors currently top of the group
Real Madrid have made an impressive start to the 2021-22 season, picking up 17 points from their seven La Liga matches to sit top of the table, while as mentioned, they opened their European campaign with a 1-0 victory over Inter at San Siro on September 15.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side were held to a goalless draw by Villarreal in the league on Saturday, but it has been a strong opening to the campaign, and another European victory on Tuesday night would place them in a strong position to reach the knockout round of the competition.
Los Blancos reached the semi-finals of last season’s Champions League, ultimately losing to winners Chelsea over two legs, and they will be expecting to advance deep into the tournament once again despite a quiet summer transfer window amid their financial problems.
Real Madrid have actually only won five of their last 12 home European fixtures, suffering four defeats in the process, but it would be one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition if they were to lose to competition debutants Sheriff at the Bernabeu.
Comfortably the most successful team in the history of the European Cup, Los Blancos have lifted the famous trophy on 13 occasions, including in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 during a dominant period.
Sheriff, who won a sixth successive Moldovan league title last season, are competing in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in their history, and they ran out two-goal winners over Shakhtar in their section opener on September 15 courtesy of goals from Adama Traore and Momo Yansane.
The Wasps actually started their 2021-22 Champions League campaign at the start of August and have had to beat Teuta Durres, Alashkert, Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb to advance to this stage. Sheriff will enter this match having won four of their last eight away European fixtures, suffering just one defeat in the process, and it would be fair to say that they are a team used to winning football matches.
A strong start to their 2021-22 domestic campaign, meanwhile, has seen Yuriy Vernydub’s side pick up 19 points from their eight league matches to sit third in the table, and they have three games in hand over leaders Milsami. The visitors will also enter this match off the back of a 7-0 win over Dinamo-Auto on Saturday, meaning that confidence should be flowing in the camp as they head to the Bernabeu.