Nigel Clough hailed Sheffield United's performance after they came from behind to record a 2-1 win over Turkish champions Fenerbahce.
The visitors went ahead in the 12th minute on Thursday night through Pierre Webo but a second-half strike from Chris Porter and a last-gasp Neill Collins effort handed victory to the Blades.
Clough praised his charges for not letting the floodgates open when they fell behind.
He told the club's official website: "Fenerbahce had the majority of the game and were comfortable in position. They were big, strong, technically very good and we knew it would offer us a different type of test from the other pre-season fixtures.
"Mark Howard made a couple of important saves but we had one of the best chances in the game in the first few minutes through Marc McNulty.
"The containment aspect of the game was good for us. We had to keep teams quiet at times last season and that was the case here, especially after the early goal was scored.
"It is important, at times like that, that you don't concede another because then it is very difficult to get back in the game.
"At one down, you are always in the game and that's how it played out, the goals from Chris and Neill made it a memorable night.
"Overall, the night was about the occasion, but the lads will benefit from playing against quality, international players."
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