Sheriff beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu with a score of 2:1. Madrid responded to the goals of Jasurbek Yahshiboev and Sebastien Thiel only with a Karim Benzema ball from the penalty spot.
"I am happy to have the opportunity to host such matches. Emotions are overflowing, and I am grateful to my guys for what they did. Of course, we understood that we would have to defend ourselves. But we did a good job and counterattacked well. And they scored in the very end.
I am happy and proud of my team, these guys. We are on the right path and we will continue to follow it. We are not thinking about going to the playoffs yet, because we have not done anything extraordinary yet. We're just moving forward step by step. There are four more important matches ahead. When it's time for the final game, then we'll talk about the next stage."