Real Madrid RMA Benzema (Pen 65')
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Sheriff SHE Yaxshiboyev (25'), Thill (90')
UEFA Champions League Gameweek 2
Sep 28, 2021 KO: 19:00

Real Madrid - Sheriff

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid
Referee: Lawrence Visser
  25' Yaxshiboyev
Benzema (Pen) 65'  
  90' Thill

Match preview

Camavinga to start? How Real Madrid could line up against Sheriff Tiraspol

Eduardo Camavinga could make his first Champions League start for Real Madrid when they host Sheriff Tiraspol.

Eduardo Camavinga could make his first Champions League start for Real Madrid when they host Sheriff Tiraspol.

Real Madrid will look to make it two wins from two in Group D of the Champions League when they host Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday night.

Europe’s premier competition will return to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time since February 2020 after Los Blancos spent all of the 2020/21 campaign at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

And it could be a special occasion for new signing Eduardo Camavinga, who will be hoping to make the first Champions League start of his Real Madrid career.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal, and Lucas Vazquez should come back in at right-back after Federico Valverde filled in at that position on the weekend.

Eder Militao, David Alaba and Nacho Fernandez should complete the back four, with a number of absentees for Carlo Ancelotti to contend with in defence.

Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal are both ruled out while Marcelo has played just one minute all season and will not be ready to start.

Toni Kroos has not played any football since Germany’s Euro 2020 elimination and Dani Ceballos is unavailable, leaving Luka Modric and Casemiro to start in midfield alongside Camavinga.

Vinicius Junior has started the season in top form with five goals and two assists in the league, but Karim Benzema has been out of this world, scoring eight times and laying on seven assists in just seven games.

They should both lead the attack alongside Rodrygo, who was the match winner in the opening round against Inter, with Eden Hazard providing an option off the bench.

Real Madrid starting XI versus Sheriff Tiraspol

Real Madrid - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Statistics
Sheriff
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
12
Draws
7
4
Losses
1
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
39
45
Goals Per Game
1.95
2.25
More > 2.5 Goals
10
9
More > 3 Goals
6
4
Scored First in a Match
10
12
Scored Both Halves
4
7
Won More > 1 Goal
6
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
13
Did Not Score
5
2
Both Teams Scored
10
8
Kept Clean Sheet
9
11
Won Without Conceding
5
10
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
764
-
Possession
57
-
Passes
579
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
12
Shots on Target
5.00
3.33
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.11
Crosses
20
-
Offsides
2.16
1.00
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.55
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
14
-
Interceptions
10
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
11
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
18
Shots on Target Conceded
3.80
4.33
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.00
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
9.67
Yellow Cards
2.00
2.10
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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  5. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  6. Muscle Strain image description