- Founded in:1936
- Chairman:Rinat Akhmetov
- Manager:Patrick van Leeuwen
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Madrid's win over Shakhtar Donetsk and Atlético Madrid's defeat to Liverpool in Wednesday's Champions League action.
SOCCER | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Sheriff's victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu represents the reward for the underdogs coming from nowhere to take down arguably the biggest club in world football.
After a roller-coaster group stage Karim Benzema guided Real Madrid into the last 16 with LaLiga's other representatives Barcelona, Atlético and Sevilla.
Scoring goals breeds confidence and so when the goals dry up, the team is weakened. That was the root of Real Madrid's problems against Shakhtar, writes Alfredo Relaño.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | SHAKHTAR 2 - 0 REAL MADRID