Sheriff Tiraspol is one of 32 teams that will compete in the group phase of this season’s Champions League. The incision made Tiraspol make history in the Champions League .
The club nicknamed The Yellow-Blacks was the Moldovan League champion last season. This nick made Sheriff Tiraspol get a quota to compete in the Champions League qualifiers this season.
Although not seeded, Sheriff Tiraspol managed to win over the opponents he faced. In the first round of qualification, Tiraspol won 5-0 on aggregate over Albanian club Teuta.
They then silenced Alashkert 4-1 on aggregate in the second round of qualifying. After that beat a strong club from Serbia, Red Star Belgrade, with a 2-1 aggregate in the third qualifying round.
In the play-off phase, Sheriff Tiraspol faced Dinamo Zagreb. Underdog status, Tiraspol was surprisingly able to beat Zagreb 3-0 on aggregate.
The nick made Sheriff Tiraspol unbeaten in the qualifying phase until the play-offs of the Champions League this season. They have won seven and drawn one of eight matches.
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In addition, Tiraspol has the right to appear in the group stage of the Champions League. Sheriff Tiraspol who occupies pot 4 also made history in the elite European club tournament.
Tiraspol became the first Moldovan club to qualify for the Champions League group stage . Now, they are waiting for potential opponents to be faced. The plan, the draw will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday (26/8/2021) early morning WIB.
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Bayern Munich (German League champions)
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