The modest club from Moldova got the big surprise in the group stage of the Champions League by winning at home to the merengue team
Sheriff defeated the merengue team 2-1 as visitors in the group round of the Champions League.
After debuting on the right foot in the Champions League Group Stage, defeating the Inter Milan 1-0 at Giuseppe Meazza, the Real Madrid did a tremendous role in his first home game in the current edition and succumbing to him Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova at the Bernabéu, for group D. A duel that was marked by the notable economic disparity between the two clubs.
Biggest winner of the Champions League with 13 titles, Real was humiliated by 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 on paper, although not on the court.
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, a great figure tonight at the Santiago Bernabéu, was the only transfer paid by the club, 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.