Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff: Moldovan minnows shock 13-time European champions with Thill screamer

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Sebastien Thill's 89th minute screamer saw Moldovan outfit Sheriff shock Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. 

Jasurbek Yakhshiboev headed the visitors in front with a free header at the back post before Karim Benzema restored parity from the spot in the second half after Vinicius Junior was impeded.

Real missed chances to take the lead before Thill's thumping left-foot drive secured the win for the visitors.


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Jasurbek Yakhshiboev gave the Moldovan side a shock lead at the Santiago Bernabeu

The Uzbek powered a header past Thibaut Courtois after being left unmarked at the back post

It was an early setback for the hosts, who nearly gifted their visitors another shortly after

But they eventually responded, with Vinicius Junior among those to go close in the first half

Eden Hazard also had an effort on goal as Madrid pushed for the equaliser in the second half

They were handed a lifeline with a penalty following a VAR review when Vinicius was impeded

Referee Lawrence Visser booked Carlo Ancelotti before the penalty was taken 

Benzema slotted the ball home from the spot to restore parity for the home side

MATCH FACTS

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Nacho, Eder Militao, Alaba, Gutierrez; Valverde, Casemiro, Camavinga; Vinicius Junior, Benzema, Hazard

Subs not used: Vallejo, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Lunin, Jovic, Lucas, Rodrygo, Isco, Mariano, Lopez, Blanco

Goal: Benzema pen 65 

Sheriff (4-2-3-1): Athanasiadis; Fernando, Arboleda, Dulanto, Cristiano; Thill, Addo; Traore, Kolovos, Castaneda; Yakhshiboev

Subs not used: Celeadnic, Radeljic, Julien, Serafim Cojocaru, Nikolov, Pascenco, Bruno, Maxim Cojocaru, Yansane

Goals: Yakhshiboev 25, Thill 89

Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)

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