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Real Madrid, to eighth of the Champions League after easily beating the Sheriff

ANDl Real Madrid is already in the knockout stages of the Champions League after winning at Sheriff. Now, the whites will have to fight to be first in the group with him Inter de Milan. An appointment for that first place that will take place on December 7 at the Bernabéu in the last match of the group stage of the Champions League. A league in which Ancelotti’s men only ran into the Sheriff who took the victory at the Bernabéu.

That memory had put whites on alert on their visit to Tiraspol. An alarm that took 10 minutes to deactivate, the time in which Real Madrid took to get the rhythm of the game. And the action that gave Madrid the command was a goal disallowed to Benzema for offside. That goal meant a change for the Sheriff who came out to pressure, to bite at the whites’ ball exit, but they forgot to cover up Kroos and Modric and there they began to lose the game. Without pressure, the white midfielders did what they wanted against a Sheriff who went from wanting to play close to Courtois to see it from far away.

Rodrygo tries to steal the ball from a Sheriff’s player

Dumitru Doru / EFE

Real Madrid lacked the goal and arrived, but it took half an hour. A foul on the edge launched by Alaba, was deflected by a player in the barrier and the ball entered the Sheriff’s goal to make it 0-1. Real Madrid were already in command on the field and on the scoreboard. He looked before the break to close the game and found it in the extension with the 0-2 of Kroos. Combination between Rodrygo and Vinicius, very discreet before the Sheriff, ended up at the feet of Kroos he sent one of his smart shots. The ball hit the crossbar and ended up bouncing into the goal. The Sheriff’s protests didn’t change anything because the referee was immediately notified that it was a goal through the technology they carry on their watch.

With that 0-2 at 45 ‘+ 1, a game decided for Real Madrid was halted. And if he wasn’t, Benzema made it 0-3 in the 55th minute with a great shot from the edge.

Praise, injured

After that goal, Real Madrid relaxed and allowed the Sheriff to round the goal, but found himself with Courtois and if not, with the post. Although Ancelotti’s great concern was not the Sheriff’s occasions, but the departure of Praise that he left with discomfort in his left knee. A loss that can be very sensitive for Real Madrid.

Between Ancelotti changes and chances for both teams, the minutes went by without anyone hitting the mark. And against this background, the match ended with the 0-3 that leaves Real Madrid in the second round of the Champions League.

Sheriff Tiráspol
Athanasiadis; Cristiano, Arboleda, Dulanto, Costanza; Addo, Thil, Kolovos (Nikolov, min.59), Castañeda (Yansane, 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.61); Casemiro (Blanco, min.85), Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo (Asensio, min.85), Vinicius and Benzema.
Goals: 0-1, min.30: Praise. 0-2, min.45: Kroos. 0-3, min.55: Benzema.
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL). He admonished Mendy and Costanza.
Incidents: match corresponding to the fifth day of group D of the Champions League played at Sheriff Stadion Tiráspol before 6,500 spectators. A boy jumped onto the field in the first half to ask Benzema for an autograph.

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