Was it the greatest upset in the recent history of the Champions League? Sheriff Tiraspol, in their first away game in the competition proper, have won 2-1 away to Real Madrid.
It was the landmark result on a thrilling night of European football as Paris Saint-Germain’s blockbuster clash against Manchester City — a 2-0 win for the home team — was put firmly in the shade by a cosmopolitan drawn to Transinstria from what seems like all four corners of the globe. None of their players have ever been this far in the competition before yet they deployed the same counter-punching approach that had got them this far to aplomb in a famous win that came from Sebastien Thill’s stunning volley in the last minute. Two games in the group stages have brought two wins.
Elsewhere Club Brugge earned another blow from the underdogs with a 2-1 win over RB Leipzig, Liverpool scored five and Atletico Madrid left it late to overcome the 10 men of AC Milan. In the early matches of the day Ajax, 5-0 winners in their opening group game, bossed Besiktas in Amsterdam 2-0, with two first half goals while Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan fought to a scoreless draw in Kiev as both sides picked up their first points of the tournament. Remember you can watch all of tomorrow’s games live on Paramount+. They will do well to match this level of drama.