Ukrainian coach with Moldovan club defeats Real Madrid in Champions League (video)

Moldovan “Sheriff” Yuri Vernidub performed a miracle.Yuri Vernydub / photo by REUTERSYuri Vernydub / photo by REUTERS

In the 2nd round of the group stage of the Champions League, Real Madrid lost at home to Tiraspol Sheriff.

The Moldovan team is led by 55-year-old Ukrainian coach Yuriy Vernydub.

Zhasur Yakhshiboev and Sebastian Till scored for Sheriff, and Karim Benzema for Real.

“Real” – “Sheriff” – 1: 2

Goals: Benzema, 65 (from the penalty spot) – Yakhshiboev, 25, Till, 90

Real Madrid:  Courtois, Alaba, Nacho (Modric, 66), Gutierrez (Kroos, 67), Eder Militao, Casemiro (Rodrigo, 66), Valverde, Camavinga, Benzema, Hazard (Jovic, 67), Vinicius Junior

“Sheriff”: Athanasiadis, Cristiano, Dulanto, Arboleda, Constanta, Kolovos (Nikolov, 90 + 2), Till, Addo, Yahshiboev (Bruno, 57), Traore, Castaneda (Julien, 78)

Video review of the match.

It will be recalled that in the first round, Vernidub’s team sensationally beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0.

In another match of the second round of this group, “Inter” and “Shakhtar” did not find a stronger one.  In the third round, the Sheriff will play away against Inter – this game will take place on October 19.

Yuri Vernydub: career in “Sheriff”

  • Vernydub headed the Sheriff in December 2020.
  • Following the results of the 2020-2021 season, the Ukrainian coach led the Sheriff to the championship title, and also reached the final of the national cup, where he lost.
  • Vernidub plays in the Champions League for the first time in his career.
  • In Ukraine, from 2011 to 2019, Vernydub headed Luhansk’s Zorya.
  • (c)UNIAN 2021

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