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Champions League: Sheriff’s monumental upset at Real Madrid

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Sheriff’s players celebrate their second goal during the UEFA Champions League first round group D footbal match between Real Madrid and Sheriff Tiraspol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on September 28, 2021. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

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You don’t need an introduction. Let’s get right to the history.

Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff Tiraspol

Forget the deputy, Real Madrid forgot the sheriff.

Result of the year, result of the decade, result of the... history of the sport?

Sheriff Tiraspol, fresh off beating Shakhtar Donetsk, wasn’t worried when it tossed away a surprise lead at the Bernabeu.

Cristiano assisted both goals in the Shakhtar win and assisted Jasurbek Yakhshiboev’s 25th-minute opener before Adama Traore (another Adama Traore, not the Wolves star) buried a stunning 89th-minute winner.

Karim Benzema’s 65th-minute penalty in-between was Real’s only goal.

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Sporting Lisbon

Jude Bellingham sets up Donyell Malen in the 37th minute and that’s all BVB needed at home.

RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge

Jesse Marsch’s men are 0-2 after Christopher Nkunku’s goal was rendered a footnote by Hans Vanaken and Mats Rits, as all three goals came before halftime.

Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Man City -- THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

Man City was the superior team, but Idrissa Gana Gueye and Lionel Messi scored stunners to give PSG a 2-0 record in Paris.

Porto 1-5 Liverpool -- THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

Mohamed Salah is very, very good. He scored twice, so did Roberto Firmino, and Curtis Jones provided two assists in Portugal, as Liverpool led 3-0 before Mehdi Taremi got Porto on the board.

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Inter Milan

There were 23 shots in Ukraine, but only three saves required in a disappointing affair.

Ajax 2-0 Besiktas

A goal and an assist for Stephen Berghuis keeps Ajax flying.

AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid

An extremely-harsh second yellow to Franck Kessie put Milan’s 1-0 lead in serious jeopardy with an hour left to play in Italy.

Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League results

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Inter Milan
Ajax 2-0 Besiktas
Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff Tiraspol
AC Milan 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Sporting Lisbon
Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Man City
Porto 1-5 Liverpool
RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge

Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League fixtures

Atalanta vs Young Boys -- 12:45pm ET
Zenit vs Malmo -- 12:45pm ET
Wolfsburg vs Sevilla
Bayern Munich vs Dynamo Kiev
Red Bull Salzburg vs Lille
Juventus vs Chelsea
Benfica vs Barcelona
Manchester United vs Villarreal

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