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Real Madrid   4 - 0   Tottenham

Emmanuel Adebayor
Adebayor jumped above Jenas to head Real Madrid in front

By Marc Vesty

Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice as 10-man Tottenham were overpowered by Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Adebayor out-jumped Jermaine Jenas to head Real in front after four minutes.

Peter Crouch was sent off after 14 minutes when he was booked for a second time before Adebayor looped a header over Heurelho Gomes to double the lead.

Angel di Maria rifled a stunning third goal from the edge of the area and Cristiano Ronaldo volleyed a fourth.

Prior to the game Harry Redknapp had talked about Tottenham's Champions League "dream", but as the much-anticipated clash got under way at the imposing Bernabeu Stadium the Spurs boss was quickly caught up in a nightmare.

The Premier League outfit had been dealt a blow minutes before kick-off when Aaron Lennon was taken ill with a sore throat and was replaced by Jenas.

And Jenas was to have an unwanted hand in the opening goal, when Manchester City loanee Adebayor rose above the midfielder on the penalty spot and powered a header past Gomes and through the legs of Luka Modric on the line to put the home side ahead.

Tottenham, previously so effervescent in Europe, looked nervous, perhaps overawed by the sense of occasion at the intimidating home of the Spanish giants or possibly overcome by their early setbacks.

Former England manager Graham Taylor said on BBC Radio 5 live: "From the word go Tottenham looked unsettled. Whether it was the loss of Lennon or the occasion, they needed to do a lot more to make an impression on this game."

Real boss Jose Mourinho had seen his 150-match nine-year unbeaten home league record come to an end on Saturday with a 1-0 loss against Sporting Gijon but his team showed no hangover as they moved ruthlessly through the gears.

With Spurs looking ragged, their chance of getting back into the first leg received a near fatal blow when Crouch was sent off.

Having already been shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Sergio Ramos, Crouch was booked for a second time for an almost identical slide tackle on Marcelo and the striker, who has scored seven goals in nine Champions League games this season, was given his marching orders by German referee Felix Brych.

Tottenham had finished top of their Champions League group, which included holders Inter Milan, and then knocked out AC Milan without conceding a goal over two legs in the last-16, but signs of that confident side were few and far between as Real launched wave after wave of attacks.

Tottenham's first real opportunity came when a run down the left wing by Gareth Bale forced Xabi Alonso to slide the ball out of play.

Bale took a throw long and found Rafael van der Vaart in the box with his back to goal but the Dutchman was crowded out before he could get his shot away.

Minutes later Bale created Spurs' best opportunity of the night with a burst of pace as he darted past Ramos and into the box but the Welshman fired into the side netting.

Just as Tottenham seemed to find some rhythm, Real almost doubled their lead as Marcelo's deep cross was headed back across goal by Ramos but bounced millimetres over the head of Adebayor on the back post.

Bale, looking increasingly threatening, again hurtled down the left and drew a challenge from Pepe, who hacked down Spurs' danger man and received a yellow card which means he will be suspended for the second leg at White Hart Lane.

Real had a strong claim for a penalty turned down when Michael Dawson appeared to handle in the box as he charged down Angel di Maria's volley.

When the whistle blew for half-time, Redknapp would have been buoyed by the way his players had worked their way back into the game.

But their brave resistance was not to last, as the second half was turned into a Real Madrid attacking master class, with the Spanish side notching up 18 attempts on target over the course of the game.

It was former Arsenal man Adebayor who scored his second of the game to give Real a cushion, making it 10 goals in 13 games against Tottenham for the Togalese striker, who met Marcelo's cross when unmarked in the box and looped his header over Gomes.

Real continued to surge forward, with former Manchester United forward Ronaldo, the world's most expensive footballer, pulling the strings.

It was Argentina forward Di Maria who scored the third goal when he stepped inside onto his left foot on the edge of the area and rifled an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

The substitutions as the game went on illustrated the gulf between the two sides with Mourinho able to throw Brazil star Kaka and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain into the fray.

And Ronaldo finally got the goal his effort deserved when he volleyed Kaka's cross into the corner from a tight angle to all but end Tottenham's Champions League adventure.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Champions League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Real Madrid 4-0 Tottenham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Adebayor 5
  • Adebayor 57
  • Di Maria 72
  • Ronaldo 87

    Real Madrid

    • 01 Casillas
    • 02 Carvalho
    • 03 Pepe yellow card
    • 04 Sergio Ramos
    • 12 Marcelo
    • 07 Ronaldo
    • 14 Alonso
    • 22 Di Maria (Kaka 77)
    • 23 Ozil
    • 24 Khedira (Diarra 61)
    • 28 Adebayor yellow card (Higuain 74)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Adan,
    • 17 Arbeloa,
    • 19 Garay,
    • 08 Kaka,
    • 10 Diarra,
    • 11 Granero,
    • 20 Higuain

    Tottenham

    Substitutes

    Ref: BrychAtt: 80,000
    REAL MADRID
    TOTTENHAM

    Possession

    • Real Madrid 67%
    • Tottenham 33%

    Attempts on target

    • Real Madrid 18
    • Tottenham 2

    Attempts off target

    • Real Madrid 14
    • Tottenham 4

    Corners

    • Real Madrid 9
    • Tottenham 3

    Fouls

    • Real Madrid 9
    • Tottenham 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:55 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+2:14 Foul by Lassana Diarra on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
    • 90:00+1:24 Shot from just outside the box by Cristiano Ronaldo goes over the bar.
    • 90:00+0:05 Mesut Ozil takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Kleper Pepe produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
    • 88:29 Shot by Ricardo Kaka. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 86:59 The assist for the goal came from Ricardo Kaka.
    • 86:59 GOAL - Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid 4 - 0 Tottenham Cristiano Ronaldo gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Real Madrid 4-0 Tottenham.
    • 86:57 Ricardo Kaka crosses the ball,
    • 85:53 Ricardo Kaka is caught offside. Sebastien Bassong takes the free kick.
    • 85:42 Short corner worked by Ricardo Kaka.
    • 84:38 The ball is crossed by Gonzalo Higuain.
    • 83:27 Cristiano Ronaldo has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 81:25 Unfair challenge on Gonzalo Higuain by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Junior Marcelo takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:15 Garcia Sergio Ramos produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 79:06 Substitution Vedran Corluka leaves the field to be replaced by Sebastien Bassong.
    • 76:55 Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 76:21 Substitution Ricardo Kaka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Angel Di Maria.
    • 75:13 Long range effort by Xabi Alonso goes wide right of the net.
    • 73:27 Ricardo Carvalho restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:27 Substitution (Real Madrid) makes a substitution, with Gonzalo Higuain coming on for Emmanuel Adebayor.
    • 73:27 Booking Jermain Defoe receives a caution.
    • 73:21 Ricardo Carvalho fouled by Jermain Defoe, the ref awards a free kick.
    • Correction - 71:23 Mesut Ozil provided the assist for the goal.
    • 71:23 Xabi Alonso provided the assist for the goal.
    • 71:23 GOAL - Angel Di MariaReal Madrid 3 - 0 Tottenham Angel Di Maria scores a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Real Madrid 3-0 Tottenham.
    • 71:07 Mesut Ozil takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 68:59 Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Blocked by Raniere Sandro.
    • 68:12 Centre by Junior Marcelo, save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 66:45 Garcia Sergio Ramos delivers the ball, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 66:25 Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Vedran Corluka gets a block in.
    • 65:53 Outswinging corner taken by Mesut Ozil, Luka Modric makes a clearance.
    • Correction - 65:13 A cross is delivered by Lassana Diarra, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Fantastic save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 65:13 Centre by Lassana Diarra, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 62:04 Cristiano Ronaldo delivers the ball, comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 60:16 Substitution Lassana Diarra is brought on as a substitute for Sami Khedira.
    • 58:10 The ball is sent over by Junior Marcelo.
    • 56:29 Assist by Junior Marcelo.
    • 56:29 GOAL - Emmanuel AdebayorReal Madrid 2 - 0 Tottenham Emmanuel Adebayor scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham.
    • 56:17 Corner taken short by Cristiano Ronaldo.
    • 56:12 A cross is delivered by Cristiano Ronaldo, clearance made by William Gallas.
    • 55:47 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kleper Pepe.
    • 52:43 Benoit Assou-Ekotto has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
    • 52:05 Gareth Bale takes a shot. Garcia Sergio Ramos gets a block in. Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line to the near post, Garcia Sergio Ramos makes a clearance.
    • 50:59 Junior Marcelo takes a shot.
    • 50:20 Mishit left-footed shot by Junior Marcelo. Blocked by Jermaine Jenas.
    • 48:23 Effort from outside the penalty area by Cristiano Ronaldo goes wide left of the target.
    • 48:01 Centre by Garcia Sergio Ramos, Raniere Sandro makes a clearance.
    • 46:40 Shot by Cristiano Ronaldo from 25 yards. William Gallas gets a block in.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Jermain Defoe coming on for Rafael Van der Vaart.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:20 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+0:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Garcia Sergio Ramos. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 45:00+0:22 Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.
    • 44:37 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line.
    • 42:28 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Xabi Alonso.
    • 41:48 Shot by Cristiano Ronaldo missed to the right of the target.
    • 41:23 Angel Di Maria takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.
    • 41:05 Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.
    • 40:53 The ball is sent over by Junior Marcelo, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 39:11 Cristiano Ronaldo fouled by Vedran Corluka, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Cristiano Ronaldo from the free kick.
    • 37:32 The assistant referee signals for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
    • 36:47 The ball is delivered by Garcia Sergio Ramos, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
    • 35:31 Centre by Rafael Van der Vaart, Header by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 35:31 Booking The referee shows Kleper Pepe a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 35:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kleper Pepe on Gareth Bale.
    • 35:08 A cross is delivered by Junior Marcelo, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
    • 33:40 Foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Vedran Corluka, free kick awarded. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Michael Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Iker Casillas. Direct free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
    • 32:57 Angel Di Maria takes a shot. Comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 31:57 The ball is swung over by Junior Marcelo. The ball is sent over by Garcia Sergio Ramos.
    • 31:22 The ball is swung over by Junior Marcelo, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
    • 29:20 Effort from deep inside the area by Gareth Bale misses to the left of the goal.
    • 28:31 Angel Di Maria crosses the ball, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 27:34 Corner taken left-footed by Angel Di Maria to the near post, Ricardo Carvalho takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 26:37 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil from the left by-line, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 26:07 The ball is delivered by Angel Di Maria.
    • 25:23 The ball is crossed by Junior Marcelo.
    • 25:09 Corner taken right-footed by Xabi Alonso to the near post, clearance by Raniere Sandro.
    • 24:51 The ball is sent over by Junior Marcelo, Vedran Corluka gets a block in.
    • 23:44 Mesut Ozil takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 22:03 Kleper Pepe concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart, save by Iker Casillas.
    • 21:45 Cristiano Ronaldo takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 20:42 The ball is swung over by Junior Marcelo.
    • 20:02 The offside flag is raised against Gareth Bale. Indirect free kick taken by Kleper Pepe.
    • 19:46 Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Garcia Sergio Ramos results in a free kick. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
    • 19:02 Xabi Alonso restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:02 Booking Rafael Van der Vaart receives a caution.
    • 18:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo by Raniere Sandro.
    • 18:37 Gareth Bale is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Kleper Pepe.
    • 17:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Raniere Sandro. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
    • 17:16 Junior Marcelo sends in a cross.
    • 14:57 Junior Marcelo takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:57 Sent off Peter Crouch dismissed for second bookable offence.
    • 14:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Junior Marcelo by Peter Crouch.
    • 11:19 Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.
    • 11:19 Booking Emmanuel Adebayor shown a yellow card.
    • 11:00 Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 10:42 Raniere Sandro concedes a free kick for a foul on Mesut Ozil. Mesut Ozil takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:20 Junior Marcelo has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 8:47 Cristiano Ronaldo sends in a cross, blocked by Vedran Corluka.
    • 7:44 Direct free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
    • 7:44 Booking Peter Crouch goes into the referee's book.
    • 7:41 Garcia Sergio Ramos fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 7:14 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart, Peter Crouch produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 6:27 Luka Modric fouled by Garcia Sergio Ramos, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from left channel, clearance by Emmanuel Adebayor.
    • 4:02 The assist for the goal came from Mesut Ozil.
    • 4:02 GOAL - Emmanuel AdebayorReal Madrid 1 - 0 Tottenham Emmanuel Adebayor grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Real Madrid 1-0 Tottenham.
    • 3:43 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mesut Ozil from the right by-line,
    • 3:22 Angel Di Maria has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 2:20 Cristiano Ronaldo produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
    • 0:55 Shot from 35 yards by Cristiano Ronaldo missed to the left of goal.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    see also
    Mourinho denies Spurs tie is over
    06 Apr 11 |  Football
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    06 Apr 11 |  Europe
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