Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol scored one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid, which data analytics company Gracenote rated as the biggest shock since it launched its European Club Competition Index in 2010.
Sherif, participating for the first time in the Champions League, achieved this miracle at the Bernabeu stadium, the stronghold of Real Madrid, after Luxembourg midfielder Sebastian Tell scored the deadly winning goal with a huge shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 89th minute.
Sharif advanced against the course of play with a header from Gasorbek Yakhchibuev, while Karim Benzema equalized for the 13-time European champion with a penalty kick in the second half before Teil scored the winning goal.
According to Gracenote, the overwhelmed Sheriff had only a 1.4% chance of winning this match.
The previous biggest shock in the tournament was when Celtic beat Barcelona 2-1 in November 2012, when the Scottish team had a chance of only 7.1% of beating the Catalan club.
Atlanta finished third with a 2-0 win away from Liverpool in November last year, followed by Ajax’s 4-1 thrashing of Real Madrid in March 2019.
Olympique Lyonnais comes in fifth in the list of the biggest shocks in the history of the tournament by winning 2-1 at its host Manchester City in September 2018. Ajax’s 2-1 victory at Juventus in April 2019 ranked sixth and occupies the sixth place with Bate Borisov’s victory. The representative of Belarus 3-1 at its host Lille in September 2012, seventh place.
Lyon’s 3-1 away win over City in August last year came in eighth, followed by Basel’s 2-1 away win over Chelsea in September 2013.
Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in November 2018 occupies the tenth place.