Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti expressed his deep sadness at the heavy loss his team suffered against Sherif Tiraspol, the champion of Moldova, 2-1, in the match that was held at the “Santiago Bernabeu” in the second round of the group stage of the Champions League for the season. Current 2021/2022.
Carlo Ancelotti said during the match’s press conference: “We are sad, we had opportunities to get the three points, we played with intensity and commitment, the small details cost us the game, it is difficult to explain this defeat.”
Ancelotti added: “Camavinga is used to playing on the edges, and Valverde did a good job. We controlled the game well.”
Carlo Ancelotti stressed: “The throw-in and the corner kick, these are small things and details that may cost us the match and this is what happened, the team does not deserve to be defeated.”
The Real Madrid coach continued: “Sherif FC defended well, but we were better and broke their lines of defence. What we did not do was take chances.”
Carlo Ancelotti confirmed: “Hazard lacks a goal, he played well and formed a great double with Benzema.”
Sherif Tiraspol opened the match through Djasur Yakhchibayev in the 25th minute of the match, before Real Madrid scored the equalizer for Karim Benzema in the 65th minute of the match.
Then the guests returned to continue threatening Real Madrid’s goal after they managed to score the decisive goal in the 89th minute of the match by Sebastian Thiel.
With this result, Real Madrid’s balance stopped 3 points in second place in the table of the fourth group of the European Champions League.
While the Macedonian champion Cherf Tiraspol topped the table of Group D with 6 points, outperforming all its competitors so far.
The match witnessed the French striker Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid striker, surpassed the numbers of the historical striker Raul Gonzalez in the Champions League by not scoring the equalizer for Real against Sheriff.
According to the official website of the tournament, Raul Gonzalez scored 71 goals in the Champions League, while reaching Generous Benzema For goal number (72) to become the fourth top scorer in the history of the tournament, behind Cristiano (136), Messi (120) and Lewandowski (75).
Real Madrid opened their Champions League campaign by defeating Inter Milan 1-0 in the first round of the group stage, while Sherif Tiraspol achieved their first victory over Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine.