On October 24, there took place Europa League Group K match between Sheriff Tiraspol and Tottenham Hotspur at the Sheriff Stadium (Tiraspol, Transnistria).
Sheriff Football Club
The Sheriff FC was founded in 1997. Later that year, the team was entrusted with the task – to enter the National Division of the Championship of Moldova.
For realization of that, Mr. A. Aleskerov was appointed to the position of the head coach as an experienced tutor and former master who had worked with clubs of Soviet football top league. As a result of that “Sheriff” team left other teams of Division “A” behind and came into the National Division of Moldova.
The team won the Commonwealth of Independent States Cup in 2003 and 2009, becoming the first team from Moldova to win an international title. Sheriff were the first club in Moldova to sign contract players from Brazil and Africa.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Founded in 1882, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, making it the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League. Tottenham was the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960-61 season. After successfully defending the FA Cup in 1962, in 1963 it became the first British club to win a UEFA club competition – the European Cup Winners’ Cup. In 1967 it won the FA Cup for a third time in the 1960s. In the 1970s Tottenham won the League Cup on two occasions and was the inaugural winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies. In the 1980s Spurs won several trophies: the FA Cup twice, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Cup in 1984. In the 1990s the club won the FA Cup and the League Cup. When it won the League Cup once more in 2008, it meant that it had won a major trophy in each of the last six decades – an achievement only matched by Manchester United.
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Tottenham Hotspur
On October 24, there was a match between these two football clubs.
Instead of traditional 90 minutes, there was an additional 1 min in the first half-time and 3 additional minutes in the second half-time.
On the 12 minute, Jan Vertonghen (12) marked a goal, i.e. Tottenham score from their first attack. On the 30 minute Sheriff player, Cadu, tried to make the score equal, but the goal disallowed (it was offside). On the 75 minute the Hotspurs marked the second, and actually the decisive, goal (Jermain Defoe 75).
Even if the Sheriff didn’t pass the qualifications, tribunes were full of fans and the air was charged with excitement and passion and we had a lot of fun! 🙂