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FC Sheriff makes history after 2-0 win over Shakhtar

The Moldovan club are playing in Europe’s top-tier competition for the first time after qualifying through the play-offs.

Shakhtar have delivered quite a few corners in recent minutes but none of them was a real danger to the hosts who have been winning almost all aerial duels tonight.

In a group that also contains Real Madrid and Inter Milan, Sheriff got off to the perfect start as they beat Ukrainian side Shakhtar, who could not convert any of their 21 shots.

Champions League anthem boomed out ahead of Sheriff Tiraspol's historic 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night, it simultaneously be drowned out two of Europe's ongoing but often forgotten conflicts.

The Ukrainians had more experience and a better team, while Sheriff may struggle to cope with the occasion. So, our first prediction here is for Shakhtar to win the game.

Moldavian champions Sheriff Tiraspol have defeated all odds and qualified for the main round of the competition after passing through no fewer than four preliminary rounds.

They got their tickets for UEFA’s glamorous club competition thanks to a triumphant win over Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb over two legs. It finished 3-0 in Tiraspol, with the two teams drawing 0-0 in Zagreb.

Since declaring its independence from Moldova following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990 and a short but bloody war in 1992, an ongoing cease-fire has seen Trans-Dniester leading an isolated existence with its own government, flag, military, currency and postal service.

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