Champions League: Sheriff Tiraspol upset Real Madrid at Santiago 
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Champions League: Sheriff Tiraspol upset Real Madrid at Santiago 

Sherrif Tiraspol pulled off a historic Champions League upset over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu following a 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening. 

Sherrif went into the historic Bernabéu for its first-ever Champions League away game and stunned Real Madrid in an upset that sent shockwaves through the world of soccer. 

Jasurbek Yakhshiboev opened the scoring in the 25th minute to give the Moldovan club its first lead as he ran off in celebration, holding his head in disbelief at the accomplishment.

Madrid pulled one back when Vinicius's fancy footwork in the box proved to be too much for Sheriff, as the Brazilian drew a penalty in the 65th minute. Karim Benzema then stepped to the spot and converted to move into fourth place all-time on the Champions League goalscoring list with his 72nd career goal in the competition.  

A minute to stoppage time, Sébastien Thill won the game for the visitors as he scored completely unmarked. 

The club won its first Champions League group stage game against Shakhtar Donetsk on and now sits alone in first place in Group D with six points.