Sheriff is the one who leads group D of the Champions League with three points and better goal difference than Merengue
Villarreal maintains zero at the Santiago Bernabéu and has even had clear options to score.
After debuting on the right foot in the Champions League Group Stage, defeating the Inter Milan 1-0 at Giuseppe Meazza, Real Madrid will play its first home game in the current edition and will host Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova at the Bernabéu, for group D. And the duel is marked by a notable disparity between the two clubs.
Biggest winner of the Champions League with 13 titles, Real faces a newcomer, who has a much lower investment than the Spanish, and is looking for his first conquest. Through the numbers, it is possible to explain why so much difference between the two rivals.
Starting with the value of the Real Madrid squad, which is 64 times more expensive than that of the Sheriff: 793.5 million euros for the Spanish, compared to “only” 12.38 million euros for the Moldovans.
As for the investment in reinforcements for the 2021/22 season, the difference is also great. Despite having signed for free David praise, Real brought in midfielder Eduardo Cavaminga from Rennes for 31 million euros, at the end of the transfer window.
The Sheriff, in turn, brought in most of his reinforcements at zero cost. The greek goalkeeper Georgios Athanasiadis It was the only transfer that the club paid, paying 250,000 euros to AEK Athens for his transfer.
Also in relation to the most expensive player in the squad, the Madrid club also surpasses the Sheriff by a wide margin. According to the specialized website “Transfermarkt”, the defensive midfielder Casemiro He is the most valuable of the Real Madrid squad, with a market value of around 70 million euros. While the 27-year-old Moldovan forward Frank Castañeda, who is worth 1 million euros.
For now, Sheriff is the one who leads group D of the Champions League with three points and better goal difference than the Real Madrid, which ranks second with the same score. In case the visiting team wins, the team will be able to take the lead in the bracket. If the winners are the Spanish, then it will be the coach’s team Carlo Ancelotti who will take the lead in isolation.