Gennaro Gattuso could be facing a lengthy European ban after his headbutt on Joe Jordan took the gloss off Tottenham's fine 1-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro last night.
Spurs wrote another chapter in what has already been a remarkable debut season in the Champions League when they beat the seven-time European Champions thanks to Peter Crouch's 80th-minute winner.
The first leg was over-shadowed, though, by ugly scenes that dogged the match throughout, most notably Gattuso`s misdemeanour after the final whistle.
"I lost control. There is no excuse for what I did. I take my responsibilities for that," Gattuso said after the match.
"I was nervous. I didn't want to argue with players and I did it with him, but I was wrong to do what I have done."