Real Madrid qualify with win at Sheriff & Inter also through

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Real Madrid have reached the knockout stage with a game to spare

Real Madrid reached the Champions League knockout stage for the 25th successive year with a comfortable win against Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova.

David Alaba opened the scoring with a free-kick that deflected beyond goalkeeper Giorgos Athanasiadis.

Toni Kroos added a second before the break, firing in off the crossbar, while Karim Benzema then made it three.

It means Real Madrid are through with a game to spare, as are Inter Milan, who beat Shakhtar Donetsk earlier.

Edin Dzeko scored twice after the break in a 2-0 win for the Italians, who visit Real Madrid in the final group game – with only which team qualifies as winners still to be determined.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who lost the reverse fixture against Sheriff, top the group on 12 points, two above Inter.

Line-ups

Sheriff Tiraspol

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Athanasiadis
  • 13Peixoto CostanzaBooked at 28mins
  • 2Arboleda Hurtado
  • 55Dulanto
  • 15da Silva Leite
  • 21Addo
  • 31Thill
  • 77Souza da SilvaSubstituted forJulienat 59′minutes
  • 22KolovosSubstituted forNikolovat 60′minutes
  • 10Castañeda VelezSubstituted forYansaneat 60′minutes
  • 9TraoréSubstituted forCojocaruat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Celeadnic
  • 6Radeljic
  • 8Belousov
  • 16Julien
  • 17Yakhshiboev
  • 19Cojocari
  • 20Nikolov
  • 33Pascenco
  • 98Cojocaru
  • 99Yansane

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 2CarvajalSubstituted forVázquezat 64′minutes
  • 3Militão
  • 4AlabaSubstituted forNachoat 64′minutes
  • 23MendyBooked at 3minsSubstituted forMarceloat 60′minutes
  • 10Modric
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forBlancoat 84′minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 21RodrygoSubstituted forAsensioat 84′minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 20Vinícius Júnior

Substitutes

  • 5Vallejo
  • 6Nacho
  • 11Asensio
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 16Jovic
  • 17Vázquez
  • 22Isco
  • 24Mariano
  • 25Camavinga
  • 26López Andúgar
  • 27Blanco

Referee:
Szymon Marciniak

Attendance:
5,932

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Sheriff Tiraspol 0, Real Madrid 3.

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  2. Second Half ends, Sheriff Tiraspol 0, Real Madrid 3.

  3. Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross.

  4. Attempt saved. Momo Yansane (Sheriff Tiraspol) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edmund Addo.

  5. Antonio Blanco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Foul by Boban Nikolov (Sheriff Tiraspol).

  7. Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Georgios Athanasiadis.

  8. Attempt saved. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

  9. Attempt saved. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Karim Benzema with a headed pass.

  10. Substitution, Real Madrid. Antonio Blanco replaces Casemiro.

  11. Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Rodrygo.

  12. Attempt missed. Boban Nikolov (Sheriff Tiraspol) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  13. Hand ball by Eder Militão (Real Madrid).

  14. Attempt saved. Sébastien Thill (Sheriff Tiraspol) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution, Sheriff Tiraspol. Maxim Cojocaru replaces Adama Traoré because of an injury.

  16. Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

  17. Danilo Arboleda Hurtado (Sheriff Tiraspol) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Foul by Momo Yansane (Sheriff Tiraspol).

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