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  • Date:13 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:34,326
( agg 0 - 5 )
  • Ronaldo (49)
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93:00 +3.00

The ball is delivered by Vedran Corluka, Raul Albiol manages to make a clearance.

90:53 +0.53

Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Karim Benzema unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Esteban Granero from the free kick.

88:45

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by William Gallas.

88:24

Alvaro Arbeloa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

86:30

Rafael Van der Vaart produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

85:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Mesut Ozil. Mesut Ozil restarts play with the free kick.

82:24

Niko Kranjcar replaces Luka Modric.

78:16

Esteban Granero challenges Gareth Bale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Esteban Granero receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.

77:39

Effort on goal by Junior Marcelo from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

74:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Esteban Granero. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Raul Albiol.

74:07

Karim Benzema replaces Xabi Alonso.

73:23

Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Iker Casillas.

73:03

Raniere Sandro crosses the ball, clearance by Ricardo Carvalho.

71:23

Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Blocked by Ricardo Carvalho.

70:57

Corner taken by Gareth Bale.

70:31

Tom Huddlestone goes off and Raniere Sandro comes on.

70:16

Tom Huddlestone sends in a cross, Raul Albiol manages to make a clearance.

69:01

Unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe by Ricardo Kaka results in a free kick. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.

66:28

Jermain Defoe takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

66:00

Corner taken by Sami Khedira from the right by-line, Vedran Corluka manages to make a clearance.

65:45

Ricardo Kaka takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

64:23

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the field to be replaced by Ricardo Kaka.

62:30

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Iker Casillas. Corner from the left by-line taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance made by Raul Albiol.

59:55

Jermain Defoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Lennon.

58:08

Headed effort from inside the area by Luka Modric misses to the left of the goal.

57:11

Header from deep inside the area by Roman Pavlyuchenko goes over the bar.

56:26

Esteban Granero comes on in place of Garcia Sergio Ramos.

55:46

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the inswinging corner, save by Iker Casillas.

54:30

Tom Huddlestone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garcia Sergio Ramos. Garcia Sergio Ramos restarts play with the free kick.

49:18

Cristiano Ronaldo gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0 (0)-(5) 1 Real Madrid.Assist on the goal came from Sami Khedira.

47:41

Foul by Luka Modric on Sami Khedira, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Raul Albiol.

45:31 +0.31

The referee blows for offside against Roman Pavlyuchenko. Raul Albiol takes the direct free kick.

44:57

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Iker Casillas.

41:54

Unfair challenge on Raul Albiol by Roman Pavlyuchenko results in a free kick. Xabi Alonso takes the free kick.

41:11

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Luka Modric.

38:21

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Tom Huddlestone, free kick awarded. Ricardo Carvalho is given a yellow card. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. The offside flag is raised against Michael Dawson. Iker Casillas takes the free kick.

37:32

The offside flag is raised against Luka Modric. Iker Casillas restarts play with the free kick.

36:13

Outswinging corner taken by Mesut Ozil from the left by-line, Garcia Sergio Ramos takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes. Raul Albiol produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

35:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil played to the near post, Roman Pavlyuchenko manages to make a clearance.

30:25

Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

27:43

Corner taken by Xabi Alonso, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

26:20

Shot on goal by Roman Pavlyuchenko from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

25:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Sami Khedira. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

24:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor by Michael Dawson. Xabi Alonso takes the direct free kick.

21:09

Junior Marcelo challenges Aaron Lennon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vedran Corluka.

20:20

Cristiano Ronaldo has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

19:10

Garcia Sergio Ramos challenges Gareth Bale unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Iker Casillas makes a save.

15:42

Sami Khedira has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

13:04

Sami Khedira challenges Roman Pavlyuchenko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick.

12:50

Emmanuel Adebayor challenges Heurelho Gomes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.

12:21

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil from the right by-line.

12:08

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

9:31

Centre by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Raul Albiol makes a clearance.

8:20

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Iker Casillas.

2:52

Mesut Ozil takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

0:16

Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo. Direct free kick taken by Alvaro Arbeloa.

Match Preview

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is confident that his players are capable of creating history by pulling off a 'miraculous' comeback against Real Madrid.

A ruthless 4-0 hammering in the Bernabeu last week left Tottenham facing a huge task to overcome Jose Mourinho's side and make the Champions League semi-finals. No team in the history of the competition has been able to overturn a four-goal margin from a first leg defeat, although three teams have managed it in other UEFA tournaments.

That said, those three teams were facing Borussia Monchengladbach, La Choux-de-Fonds, and Queens Park Rangers, and not a team blessed with the world's best talent looking to conquer Europe for the 10th time. Bookmakers rate Spurs' chances of making the semi-finals as long as 50-1, but Redknapp nonetheless cut a relaxed and optimistic figure.

"We are in a situation where everyone feels the tie is over but we know we are a good team and can play well here at White Hart Lane," Redknapp said.

"We know it will take a miracle but miracles can happen and we have to believe that we can give it our best shot and if we play very well, you never know what will happen. I went last year to see Juventus at Craven Cottage and Fulham were 3-1 down after the first leg and then went 1-0 down on the night early on.

"They came back and won the tie. It was one of the great games I've seen and shows that anything is possible. You never know with football. We have to turn in a good performance and see if we can win the game and we will see where it takes us from there. We will see how it develops."

Spurs came back from 3-0 down in the qualifying round against Young Boys to make the group stages and then almost pulled off a similar feat against Inter, where they fell one goal short of a 4-4 draw after Gareth Bale's superb second-half hat-trick. And Real Madrid boss Mourinho insists he is not taking anything for granted.

"Miracles do happen in football," Mourinho said.

"That's why I say we have to respect Tottenham and we have to respect football because football sometimes can betray you and you cannot give them the chance of doing that. We are coming here to play seriously. People like Xabi (Alonso), and I know the mentality of English stadiums, their supporters and their teams. They will give everything.

"If I put myself in Harry's position, I wouldn't throw in the towel. I would do everything I could with my players to try to get the miracle."

To further prove that he and his side will not treat the game as a dead-rubber, Mourinho said he was not planning to rest any of the five players who are carrying yellow cards in tomorrow's game.

"I am going to pick the best team possible that I think is going to get the best result against Tottenham," he said, meaning that Ronaldo, Di Maria and Sergio Ramos are likely to start despite being one card away from missing the first leg of a probable semi-final against Barcelona.

Formation:4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Vedran Corluka
  • William Gallas
  • Michael Dawson
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Raniere Sandro

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Match Report

End of the European road for Spurs Tottenham were unable to produce the miracle required to overcome Real Madrid as they exited the Champions League with a 1-0 quarter-final second leg defeat thanks to Heurelho Gomes' second-half clanger. Gomes has been a pillar of the club's domestic and European campaigns this year, but his failure to hang on to Cristiano Ronaldo's routine 30-yard drive ensured that any chance Spurs had of coming back from the four-goal deficit they accrued in the Bernabeu were over in the 50th minute. Spurs threw everything they had at their highly-decorated opponents in the first half and had two convincing penalty appeals turned down. Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Roman Pavlyuchenko all excelled, but their efforts were not enough to give Spurs fans one more memorable night to add to their collection this year and Madrid and Jose Mourinho will now get the chance to prove they are Europe's best as they take on Barcelona in the last four. The 5-0 aggregate defeat brought to an end a dream debut season in the Champions League in which Tottenham have won the hearts of many a neutral thanks to the enterprising football which had seen them tear apart Inter Milan and brush past their neighbours AC Milan to make the last eight. Rarely has a team making their first appearance in the Champions League had such a successful bow, and should they qualify for next year's tournament, they will be confident of mixing it with Europe's giants again. There will, however, be a nagging thought at the back of Harry Redknapp's mind that his team could have had the better of the nine-time champions had it not been for Peter Crouch's reckless first-leg dismissal and Gomes' error in tonight's second leg. Footage of Bale's hat-trick in the club's 4-3 defeat against Inter Milan greeted their supporters as they took their seats looking for their team to give them another historic European night. The three goals the Welshman fired in at the San Siro would not be enough to even take this tie to extra-time though after last week's 4-0 hammering at the Bernabeu. Mourinho warned that his team had come to London to score and they looked as if they meant business early on, with Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and first leg hero Emmanuel Adebayor all probing the Tottenham backline. Spurs looked equally intent on breaking the deadlock though and Bale thought he should have had a penalty in the fourth minute as he skipped by Xabi Alonso and fell to the ground. Referee Nicola Rizzoli waved play on and replays suggested he was right to do so. Four minutes later and Alonso clipped Luka Modric in the box. The Italian referee once again denied the home side a spot-kick despite the claim looking to be legitimate. The pace of Bale and Lennon caused Madrid problems, with Sergio Ramos and Marcelo both found floundering in the early exchanges. The home crowd urged their side on, but Ronaldo reminded them of the threat he posed as he danced past his marker before firing wide after 20 minutes. At the other end, Rafael van der Vaart executed a brilliant turn to unleash Lennon down the right. His pass found Pavlyuchenko but he blazed over to waste a great opportunity to break the deadlock. The Russian made amends by gaining an inch on Raul Albiol moments later only to be tripped by the defender in the box. The referee waved play on and Spurs were denied yet another spot-kick, much to the home fans' anger. Tottenham thought they had the goal they craved just before half-time but Modric was correctly ruled offside after he had headed back to Bale, who smashed home into the net. The tie was effectively over in the fifth minute of the second half when Gomes let Ronaldo's 30-yard drive slip through his fingers. The Brazilian swivelled and tried to claw the ball away before it crossed the line but the damage had already been done. Any slim hopes Spurs harboured of salvaging the tie were gone. Redknapp brought Jermain Defoe on for Lennon and he almost scored within moments of taking the pitch, drawing a good diving save from Iker Casillas. The fierce atmosphere that had been prevalent before the opener had disappeared after Gomes' error, but the keeper did well to keep out Kaka in the 65th minute after the Brazilian had come on for Ronaldo. The chants of "we're gonna win 6-1" showed the Tottenham fans still had faith and they almost equalised when Defoe's strike was blocked by Casillas from just two yards out. Sandro collapsed inside the Madrid box under pressure from Alvaro Arbeloa as Spurs' bid for an equaliser continued but with substitutes Karim Benzema and Kaka in full flight down the other end, the hosts were in danger of slipping further behind. Marcelo almost made it 2-0 when his audacious chip landed on top of Gomes' goal as the clock ticked towards 90 minutes. Van der Vaart attempted to curl a 20-yard strike in against his old club with five minutes left, but Casillas watched his effort sail over the bar. Bale then drifted past his marker to lay off to Defoe in injury time but a block denied Spurs the equaliser they were searching so desperately for.

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