Who are FC Sheriff Tiraspol? Everything you need to know about Real Madrid's conquerors

FC Sheriff
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It will go down as one of the greatest shocks in Champions League history: Real Madrid 1-2 FC Sheriff Tiraspol. The record thirteen-time European Cup champions defeated by a team from *checks notes* Moldova(!) in their own backyard. 

While Real Madrid undoubtedly had an off night – the Spanish giants registered 31 shots to Sheriff's four – it's hard to deny that the Moldovan outfit produced one of the all-time great underdog performances. Not only that, but the win also places the visitors top of a tough Group D also including Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.