First half, Sheriff Tiraspol – Manchester United 0-2
The sheriff wins a corner, but United defends him with ease. With this, the first half comes to an end.
The hosts started the game energetically, but United have slowly grown in authority and are in a fairly comfortable position during the interval. Erik ten Hag can be satisfied with the professional first 45 minutes, even if not spectacular, for his team.
44 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-2
The sheriff steps forward and Diop threatens to shove a decent ball into the area but fails to connect.
OBJECTIVE! Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-2
Koval dives to his right, but Ronaldo goes in the middle. It is 2-0 for the guests.
Dalot makes a run over the area and Kpozo panics, knocking him down at the cost of a penalty and earning a yellow card for his troubles. Ronaldo will take it.
36 ‘, Sheriff Tiraspol – Manchester United 0-1
Delete the goal line!
Sheriff’s doorman Maksym Koval makes a terrible mistake, passing directly to Antony. The Brazilian spots Sancho on the left and, cutting inside, slips a shot that passes Koval, but Stjepan Radeljic charges and hits the ball of the line.
32 ‘, Sheriff Tiraspol – Manchester United 0-1
Antony knocks out Ronaldo in the box with a penetrating pass from deep, but he can only fire a shot in the stands.
29 ‘, Sheriff Tiraspol – Manchester United 0-1
Antony displays fantastic ability to drag the ball past Patrick Kpozo to the side, but nothing comes of it.
26 ‘, Sheriff Tiraspol – Manchester United 0-1
Badolo, so far impressive, pushes forward and fishes Ouattara at the edge of the area. He draws Lisandro Martinez’s foul and the sheriff has a free kick in a dangerous position.
Atiemwen steps forward, taking a shot to the top corner. He falls just above the crossbar, even though De Gea seemed to have covered it.
21 ‘, Sheriff Tiraspol – Manchester United 0-1
Ibrahim Akanbi Rasheed makes his way to the left, moving the ball to Iyayi Atiemwen. He takes a good run to whiz before unleashing a shot that he whistles just off the post with David de Gea apparently out of sight.
OBJECTIVE! Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-1
United have their first decent possession period and finish in the first goal.
Christian Eriksen clears Jadon Sancho from the edge of the box with a ball that breaks the line. Sancho takes a touch, makes a small opening, and pings into the far corner.
14 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
Ronaldo falls under Kiki’s pressure in the box and appeals for a penalty kick, but it’s a soft shoulder-to-shoulder challenge and the referee, Pawel Raczkowski, isn’t interested.
12 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
Ronaldo threatens to get behind with a subtle run, but Gaby Kiki blocks him.
11 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
Mouhamed Diop wins a second ball high up on the field and makes the first shot of the match, throwing the ball into the stands from long distance.
10 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
Abou Ouattara is causing trouble for Tyrell Malacia on the wing, overtaking the United man and committing a foul. Malacia avoids a reservation.
8 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
Badolo suffers after Cristiano Ronaldo takes him on the foot.
The sheriff plays the free kick short and seems happy to pass it to the back, keeping the ball out of reach for United.
5 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
It was a fairly balanced start, but the chances on the pitch were slim. Neither side has had a chance so far.
2 minutes, Sheriff Tiraspol-Manchester United 0-0
Cedric Badolo takes the pressure off Diogo Dalot, but the United full-back faces danger.
It starts at the Zimbru stadium.
Five minute notice
The warm-up is finished and dusted and the kick-off is fast approaching.
Heating in progress
The players are on the pitch putting the finishing touches on pre-match preparation.
Manchester United team news
Starting from the 11th: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Eriksen, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Antonio; Ronaldo.
News on the Tiraspol Sheriff’s team
Starting from the 11th: Koval; Zohouri, Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo; Badolo, Kyabou, Diop; Rasheed, Atiemwen, Ouattara.
Unknown environment for the sheriff
Manchester United face a Europa League draw with geopolitical overtones tonight as they face Sheriff Tiraspol.
Tonight’s match will be played at the Zimbru stadium in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The 10,400-seat pitch usually serves as the home of Zimbru Chisinau, who is currently the penultimate place in the Moldovan Super Liga.
The Sheriff is six places above them at the top of the leaderboard, a position they are used to. They have won the last seven league titles in rebounding, having been crowned Moldovan champions 20 times in total.
Tiraspol, where the sheriff is normally based, is nevertheless the capital of the breakaway state of Transnistria. Internationally recognized as part of Moldova, the region is closely aligned with Russia – with the possibility of annexation also hypothesized in various stages – and hosts a significant Russian military presence.
Transnistria borders Ukraine and, during the ongoing Russian invasion, there were rumors that the region was drawn into the war. In the summer, UEFA ruled that matches under its jurisdiction would no longer be played there due to the conflict.
“In light of the large-scale military escalation that led to the invasion of Ukrainian territory by the Russian army, the UEFA Executive Committee decided today that no UEFA competition match will be played in the Transnistria region of Moldova. , until further notice, “reads a statement released in June.
“FC Sheriff Tiraspol has been invited to propose an alternative venue / stadium outside the Transnistrian region for home matches in UEFA club competitions as long as the ban on playing in the region remains in force.”
Having established himself at the Zimbru stadium, the sheriff will host his first ‘home’ match in the Europa League group stage tonight after winning 3-0 at Omonia Nicosia in the first game.
Owned by the Sheriff, a politically influential and almost ubiquitous company in Transnistria that has business interests ranging from gas stations and supermarkets to hospitality and construction, the club has had considerable success in Europe in recent years, inflicting a defeat. shock to Real Madrid in Champions League group stage last season.
United, meanwhile, are looking for their first Europa League win this season, having lost 1-0 to Real Sociedad last week.