Real Madrid extract revenge on Sheriff to advance to Knockout stage


Real Madrid was ready to get some revenge towards their opponents FC Sheriff after dropping to them of their earlier match to advance to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League.

  • A robust first half for the guests

Real Madrid received their first shot on goal within the tenth minute nevertheless it wasn’t robust sufficient and the FC Sheriff goalkeeper Giorgos Athanasiadis was ready to make the save.

Eight minutes it was Dani Carvajal’s flip to take a look at the keeper however once more was denied by the Greek and the rating stayed stage at 0-0. In the thirtieth minute, Real Madrid was given a free-kick, and David Alaba was ready to beat Athanasiadis with an awesome shot to make it 1-0 for the guests.

FC Sheriff was eager on getting again into the sport and a few minutes Thibaut Courtois had to make a save on an awesome shot on Sebastien Till.

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Real Madrid doubled their lead in further time as Toni Kroos fired a fast shot from distance that went excessive and off the crossbar and into the again of the web to make it 2-0.

  • Real Madrid end robust

Karim Benzema added to Real Madrid‘s lead within the fifty fifth minute when he received an awesome cross from Ferland Mendy and scored with an excellent shot that went low and beat the keeper.

The Spanish facet saved making use of the stress and it regarded as in the event that they had been dominating this sport and never giving Sheriff Tiraspol any possibilities at getting again into the sport.

In the 68th minute, the house facet had an awesome likelihood to get on the board when Adama Traore volleyed a ball however Courtois got here up with a fair higher save to hold his clear sheet alive.

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Real Madrid was hungry for extra and within the 86th minute Marco Asensio who had simply come on as a substitution received an awesome likelihood however was denied by the keeper.

Athanasiadas made one other large save within the 89th minute on Asensio once more as he denied him as soon as once more. Three minutes had been added on to the 90 nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient because the referee blew the ultimate whistle.

The win means Real Madrid formally qualifies for the knockout stage as soon as once more and it’s truly the twenty fifth straight yr they’ve handed the group stage.

They will wrap up the ultimate sport on December seventh as they host Inter who additionally certified after beating FC Shakhtar Donestk.