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All you want to know about Sheriff, the conqueror of Real Madrid? .. Being the player of Ghazl El-Mahalla was one of his stars


The Moldovan Sherif Tiraspol, the latest football miracle, beat Real Madrid, 2-1, at the Santiago Bernabeu, and topped the standings of Group D in the European Champions League, ahead of the Spanish royal runner-up by 3 points, then Inter Milan and Shakhtar of Ukraine in third and fourth places.


Real Madrid vs Sheriff Tiraspol

 

The immersed Sheriff was out of all expectations after the lottery put him in a group in which the expectations indicated that Real Madrid qualified with Inter Milan, and perhaps Shakhtar without Sheriff being in the accounts in the first place.


Real Madrid vs Sheriff Tiraspol

 

And the miracle of Sheriff blew his first surprise against Shakhtar in the first round, and won two goals free of charge at his home, then the miracle by defeating the royal master of Europe in his own home and winning him with two goals to one.


Sheriff Club was founded in 1997, and it belongs to the state of Transnistria, and its capital is Tiraspol, an independent republic that declared itself a state, but was not recognized by the international community, and Russia is its only ally.


Real Madrid vs Sheriff Tiraspol

 

Sheriff Club is considered the largest of that unrecognized country, and has previously won the Moldovan League 19 times since its establishment.


Sheriff qualified for the European Champions League 21/22, through a long journey that began with the Albanian Tyuta in the first qualifying qualifiers, and won 5-0 in the home and away matches to qualify for the second qualifying qualifiers, and clashed with the Armenian Alashkert team and beat them 4-1 on aggregate.


 Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League

 

Then he defeated Serbian Servina Zvezda, 2-1 in the two meetings, and ousted Croatian Dinamo Zagreb after winning 3-0 in the two matches. Sheriff achieved the surprise by qualifying for the first time to participate in the Champions League groups.


Sheriff participated in the UEFA Europa League groups 4 times in the 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2013/2014 and 2017/2018 editions, but he did not manage to qualify for the playoffs.


Sheriff included 5 new deals during the recent transfer period, the most prominent of which was the Ghanaian Khaled Abdel Basset, the former Esperance player, who signed a two-season contract on a free transfer.



Former Sheriff Tiraspol star in the Egyptian League

 

While one of Sheriff's former players recently joined the ranks of Ghazl El-Mahalla during the current summer transfers, Ivorian Ibrahima Konneh, a former Tala'a El-Jaish player, on a free transfer.


Konneh previously played for several European clubs, namely Saxan and Sheriff in the Moldovan League and Solstok, the Bela Rossi, before joining Haras El Hodoud and from there to Al-Tala’a and then Ghazl El-Mahalla.


 What did the newspapers of Spain say about Sheriff?

 

For its part, (AS) chose the title "The Sheriff Enforces His Law" in a play on the name of the Moldovan team, which means a local police chief in the United States.


The newspaper highlighted the fact that the royal "made 31 shots, but he only scored from a penalty kick" carried out by Benzema.


In Catalonia, the newspaper (Mundo Deportivo) bet on playing with words as well, and chose for its editorial the title "The Sheriff stop them".


The newspaper, which chose for its cover a picture of the "modest" Moldovan team, celebrating the precious victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, indicated that the royal men "were only able to score with a penalty kick and Cinderella (Sherif Tiraspol) became the leader of the group."


As for the Catalan (Sport) as well, the defeat of Real Madrid gave only a small part at the top of its home page and its title was “The Sheriff deals a blow to Real,” noting that this is “the second stumble of (Coach Carlo) Ancelotti’s men in Santiago Bernabeu in four days.”

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