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...
HIERRO ON REAL MADRID
"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."
HIERRO ON SCHALKE
"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."
HIERRO ANSWERS SUPPORTERS' QUESTIONS
@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."
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!"