Seriously since the heart and hand controversy about racist tweets blew up the DR has been scrambling to shore up its readership with its key constituency, namely those who hate Celtic.
Today’s piece is gutter journalism at its best, it literally trawls about looking for the 6 degrees of separation whereby something can be turned into a negative against Celtic.
Sherriff Tiraspol beat real Madrid 2-1 in a match whereby they were given no real hope, in fact as much as 30-1 outsiders.
This has now relegated Celtic’s famous victory against Pep’s Barca to second place on the….wait for it…. biggest upsets of the last 11 years.
Not all time, not in the modern era of the Champions League, not of the years since 2000 but in fact since 2010, when a sports index you have never heard of was created on a website they leave no hyperlink for.
As written in the DR:
Moldovan shock troops Sheriff Tiraspol have overtaken Celtic by pulling off the biggest Champions League upset in more than a decade.
The debutants in European football’s premier competition produced a stunning win against 13-time champions Real Madrid in their own backyard.
Sheriff were available at as high as 30/1 with some bookmakers before their 2-1 victory in the famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium which was stunned into silence.
The winning goal was scored by Sebastien Thill who is no stranger to a shock himself after he also netted for Progres Niederkorn in their victory over Rangers four years ago.
And the victory is now the biggest shock since the launch of the Euro Club Index which ranks all football clubs in Europe’s top divisions.
Real Madrid are ranked third – with only Bayern Munich and Manchester City rated higher – while Sheriff were 175th but have now rocketed 20 places.
Until Tuesday night, it was Celtic’s famous win over Real Madrid’s bitter rivals Barcelona in 2012 that topped the list of upsets.
Neil Lennon’s men had a 7.1 per cent chance of victory at Parkhead but secured a 2-1 win despite having just 11 per cent possession on one of the greatest nights in the club’s illustrious history.
Here are the top 10 shocks in the Champions League since the Euro Club Index was launched in 2010
Real Madrid 1 FC Sheriff 2, 2021 – win chance 1.4%
Celtic 2 Barcelona 1, 2012 – win chance 7.1%
Liverpool 0 Atalanta 2, 2020 – win chance 8.3%
Real Madrid 1 Ajax 4, 2019 – win chance 8.4%
Manchester City 1 Lyon 2, 2018 – win chance 9%
Juventus 1 Ajax 2, 2019 – win chance 9.4%
Lille 1 BATE Borisov 3, 2012 – win chance 9.6%
Manchester City 1 Lyon 3, 2020 – win chance 10.6%
Chelsea 1 Basel 2, 2013 – win chance 11.2%
Juventus 1 Manchester United 2, 2018 – 11.3%
Should Celtic lose vs Leverkusen, expect to see this anti Celtic rag explode with vitriol, they honestly can’t hide their obsession.