CSKA Moscow boss Viktor Goncharenko has praised his side for defeating Real Madrid who ‘are very tough to believe you can beat’.
Nikola Vlasic's second-minute goal was enough for CSKA, who moved onto four points and top of Group G above Madrid, who slip below Roma to third.
“On one hand, the quick goal but further pressure on the team but on the other hand it relieved us from some restraint,” Goncharenko told reporters in his post-match press conference.
“But we need to understand who our opponents were, multiple European title winners and whatever their team was, they are incredibly strong.
“They can score at any moment in the match, and until the final moments of the game, it is very tough to believe you can beat a club like Real Madrid.
“But it happened anyway, we held on and will enjoy this success.”