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Last Updated: Thursday April 14 2011 05:57 GMT

Tottenham Hotspur crash out of the Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid players try to get posession of the ball at the Champions League quarter-finals at White Hart Lane

Spurs needed a miracle if they were to overturn their 4-0 deficit against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but it seems the footballing gods were against them.

Tottenham Hotspur player Roman Pavlyuchenko reacts to missing a goal at the Champions League quarter-finals at White Hart Lane

They might have had an early penalty at White Hart Lane when Roman Pavlyuchenko was brought down in the box.

Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale reacts to being told his goal was not allowed at the Champions League quarter-finals at White Hart Lane

Gareth Bale thought he'd scored when his shot found the net but then it was ruled out for an earlier offside.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to scoring a goal at the Champions League quarter-finals at White Hart Lane

Then five minutes into the second half Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed a shot from distance...

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho misses the ball at the Champions League quarter-finals at White Hart Lane

...and goalkeeper Heurelo Gomes didn't exactly manage to keep it out of the net.

Tottenham Hotspur player Pavlyuchenko looks gutted at the Champions League quarter-finals at White Hart Lane

So the final result was 5-0 on aggregate, and Spurs' European adventure was over.

Schalke's players, defender Christoph Metzelder, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and defender Benedikt Hoewedes celebrate after the UEFA Champions League quarter final

Elsewhere in the competition, German side Schalke will meet Manchester United in the semi-finals after thrashing defending champions Inter Milan.