Sheriff Tiraspol lost to Manchester United 0-2 in the UEFA Europa League groups. The goals were scored in the first half of the game by Sancho (17 min.) and Cristiano Ronaldo (39, penalty), IPN reports.
“Ronaldo needed that goal. Many times he came close, but he wanted that so much. We are happy for him and the team wanted to bring him a goal. You know that Cristiano will score a penalty,” said Erik ten Hag, the coach of Manchester United.
Sheriff used the following players: Koval, Zohouri, Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo, Badolo, Kyabou, Diop, Akanbi (Vizeu, 73), Atiemwen (Salifu, 81), Ouattara (Pernambuco, 73). Manchester United included De Gea, Malacia, Martinez (Maguire 89), Varane, Dalot (Shaw, 70), Eriksen, McTominay (Casemiro, 46), Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Antony (Garnacho, 89), Ronaldo (Elanga, 81).
Sheriff plays the next match in Chisinau on October 6 against group leader Real Sociedad, which defeated Omonia 2-1.