- Founded in:1936
- Chairman:Rinat Akhmetov
- Manager:Roberto De Zerbi
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
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Madrid's home LaLiga defeat to Alavés on Saturday - a result that leaves them six points off top spot.
Real Madrid's win over Inter certainly makes the group table easier reading and also covers some of the cracks following the home defeat to Shakhtar.
Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid are both in action tonight in the Champions League, against Lokomotiv and Inter Milan respectively.
Losing 2-0 with minutes remaining, Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane and Casemiro joined the attack to carve out a draw that keeps Madrid in the running.
While barcelonismo keep the bellows chugging away on the embers of the Lenglet penalty affair, the Champions League is back, writes Alfredo Relaño.
Zidane made changes to the starting line-up in an exercise of some quiet reproach for the farce against Cádiz and with a preventative eye on the upcoming Clásico.
The Champions League kicked into gear but Koeman chose to leave out Griezmann. As suspected, the boss is not someone who takes a joke lightly...