Entering Tuesday’s match against Real Madrid, FC Sheriff Tiraspol were +2500 underdogs to win their match against the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners.
Madrid are currently atop Spain’s La Liga and Los Blancos boast one of the top goalscorers on the planet at the moment with Karim Benzema.
Nobody could’ve expected the small side from Moldova (we’ll discuss that in a moment) to pull off the unfathomable upset that they did.
FC Sheriff resides in the region known as Transnistria - a breakaway region that was formed after the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.
The club is owned and operated by a small group, most notably Viktor Gushan -- a former KGB agent.