Champions League

Twitter reacts as Sheriff pull off all-time great Champions League upset vs Real Madrid

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Sheriff will be partying tonight
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Be honest, had you even heard of Sheriff before this year's Champions League draw? Probably not.

Well, you've definitely heard of them of now, after the minnows pulled of one of European football's greatest upsets by defeating Real Madrid in their own back yard.

It is hard to put into words just how bonkers this result actually is.

Real didn't even rest players for this one. Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior, Eden Hazard, David Alaba... the list goes on. All of them started from the outset and yet they still did not have enough to get the job done.

If only the Super League had gone ahead, eh? They would have been spared this embarrassment...

There were three main heroes for Sheriff. Of course, both goalscorers - Djasur Yakhshibaev and Sebastien Thill - deserve huge credit.

Cristiano - not that one - the Sheriff left-back was terrific again also, after seriously impressing on Matchday 1.

However, the real star of the show was goalkeeper Georgios Athanasiadis, who made a remarkable 10 saves throughout the contest. It was an inspired performance that may just earn him a move to a bigger club in the future.

For all of the credit Sheriff deserve, Real did not help themselves and several players were in the firing line at full time.

Carlo Ancelotti was not exempt from criticism either, as this was Los Blancos second unconvincing Champions League display of the season.