'Madrid the best side in Europe' - Schalke-Real Madrid in tweets with Fernando Hierro

The former Blancos defender watched his old side in action in the Champions League on Wednesday, while taking to Twitter as part of Heineken's 'Share The Sofa' evening
Real Madrid sent a warning out to the rest of Europe by demolishing Schalke 6-1 in Germany and effectively sealing their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the first-leg of their last-16 tie.

Fernando Hierro watched his former club in action as two goals apiece from Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo fired los Blancos to victory, and tweeted his thoughts on the game for Heineken throughout the encounter, as part of their '#ShareTheSofa' night.

Goal compiled a list of our favourite tweets from the former Spain international during and after the game, including his thoughts on the current Madrid side, his childhood hero and the coach he wished he'd worked under during his playing days...


"Four attempts, two goals. That's how Benzema does it."

 "Real Madrid look strong, very strong. Schalke look a bit uninterested."

"Right now I'd like to think Madrid are the best side in Europe."


 "6-1! It might not mean so much to the match but it's going to mean the world to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar."

"It's as if Schalke don't even know if there's a game tonight."


@Heineken Fernando, is there any coach that you've wanted to work with but you've never had the chance?

Hierro: "Aragones. Everyone had a good word to say about him."

@goal_intl: @Heineken The ultimate question, Ronaldo or Messi? #ShareTheSofa

Hierro: "Ronaldo. But by that I mean 'my' Ronaldo."

Who is the toughest opponent you played against?

Hierro: "Del Piero. He gave me (sometimes) a hard time!"