Tuesday April 5, 2011 Quarter-final Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 4 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Adebayor 4’, 57’
  • Di María 72’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 87’

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    Real hammer 10-man Spurs

    Real Madrid thrashed 10-man Tottenham 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Bernabeu. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+2' The full-time whistle brings to an end a devastating night for 10-man Tottenham, who lose 4-0 to Real Madrid and see their Champions League quarter-final tie effectively ended at the Bernabeu. A brace from Emmanuel Adebayor and strikes from Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo late on give Real a surely unassailable aggregate lead! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+1' Real continue to press high up the field, and poor Spurs are chasing shadows late on.
    • 90' Two minutes will be added at the end of this second half with Real cruising.
    • 89' Spurs continue to battle valiantly, but they look absolutely shattered with 10 men.
    • 88' Mourinho said he would have been happy with 0-0, but he has got 4-0!
    • 87' GOAL!!!!! RONALDO MAKES IT FOUR! Ronaldo squeezes a volley under Gomes as he lashes home from Kaka's cross, and Gomes should really have saved it!
    • 85' Ronaldo and Kaka combine out on the right, and this is superb from the hosts.
    • 84' Redknapp is stalking the touchline in despondent fashion, and his side are very dejected.
    • 83' Ramos is equally irrepressible as he hammers another hugely ambitious drive wide of the far post.
    • 82' Mourinho is furious with Ronaldo as his compatriot goes on another ego-driven solo run which ends abruptly.
    • 81' Ronaldo continues to cause havoc in the Spurs half as he drives forward and blasts a powerful shot on target.
    • 80' Ramos blasts a wild shot over the bar as Real play in cruise control now.
    • 79' What will Spurs do at right back now after Hutton was ruled out for the season? Oh dear.
    • 78' Bassong comes on to replace Corluka, and that is the end of the Croat's evening as he walks down the tunnel.
    • 77' Corluka limps off the field in real pain, and this night just goes from bad to worse for Spurs.
    • 76' Kaka is the latest Real substitute as Di Maria departs following his incredible strike. Not a bad player to bring on!
    • 75' Gonzalo Higuain comes on to replace the two-goal hero Emmanuel Adebayor, who is denied any chance of a hat-trick.
    • 74' After having seen his nine-year unbeaten home record scuppered by Sporting Gijon on the weekend, Jose Mourinho will be absolutely delighted with this response.
    • 73' Tottenham are really struggling in this tie now as they slip three goals down, and Real are buoyant.
    • 72' GOAL!!!!! DI MARIA MAKES IT THREE! What a stupendous strike as the Argentine cuts inside from the right and curls an unerring shot into the far corner of the net in emphatic fashion!
    • 71' Can Tottenham find an elusive away goal which would change the complexion of the tie dramatically, or can Real further establish their advantage?
    • 70' The players grab an impromptu drink on what is a very warm evening in Madrid, and Bale gets gingerly to his feet.
    • 69' Bale goes down clutching his right calf after a tussle with Pepe out on the left, and he receives treatment.
    • 68' Modric gives the ball away in the Real half as he tries to beat one too many players, and Spurs cannot keep possession.
    • 67' The Spurs keeper, seconds after making that fine save, drops a cross in dubious fashion, but Dawson is on hand to clear.
    • 66' Gomes makes a very fine save! Adebayor wins another towering header at the back post, but he is thwarted as Gomes tips the ball over at full stretch to deny the forward a hat-trick!
    • 65' Alonso and Diarra combine now in midfield, and this is mesmerising to watch from the hosts.
    • 64' Defoe is working tirelessly in attack for Spurs, but to no avail as yet. Spurs need some of the ball to alleviate the pressure.
    • 63' Alonso is looking imperious in the middle as he caresses the ball around with consummate ease.
    • 62' Ronaldo and Adebayor combine as Real launch another wave of attacks, but Gomes eventually gathers.
    • 61' Bale is battling to get involved, and he is forced to come inside and challenge Alonso for the ball.
    • 60' Sami Khedira makes way for Lassana Diarra now as the former Portsmouth midfielder comes on in front of his old boss Redknapp.
    • 59' Khedira throws himself forward in a bid to latch on to Ramos's through ball, but he cannot quite make contact.
    • 58' The home fans are once again belting out their songs as the hosts stroke the ball around at the back.
    • 57' GOAL!!!!! ADEBAYOR MAKES IT TWO! Real Madrid double their lead as Marcelo dinks over a pinpoint delivery, and Adebayor loops a precise header over Gomes and into the far corner of the net!
    • 57' Defoe holds the ball up superbly for Spurs, but is ruled fractionally offside as he looks to receive a through ball from Jenas.
    • 56' Ramos takes a throw in out on the Real right, and Spurs need to get the ball to Bale, who has yet to touch the ball in this second half, seemingly.
    • 55' Marcelo drives down the left, but then blasts a wild shot out of play which upsets Mourinho.
    • 54' Tottenham are defending superbly right now with their two banks of four, and Defoe working very hard in attack.
    • 53' Assou-Ekotto volleys wide from Bale's corner out on the left, and that's a cracking effort from the left-back!
    • 52' The Real subs are warming up vigorously now, and Kaka and Higuain are among them...
    • 51' Marcelo has a rasping strike deflected wide by team-mate Ronaldo, and Spurs continue to defend obdurately.
    • 50' Di Maria scampers down the right at pace, before whipping over a devilish delivery only for Dawson to clear.
    • 49' Ronaldo hammers a ferocious drive from the edge of the Spurs box, but it drifts agonisingly wide of the near post.
    • 48' Adebayor presses forward from deep once more, but he is effectively crowded out by the Spurs back four.
    • 47' Ronaldo drives a fierce shot straight at Gallas, who wears the ball in the face and goes down in a crumpled heap...
    • 46' The second half is underway at the Bernabeu, and Redknapp has introduced Jermain Defoe at the break in place of Rafael van der Vaart! What do you all make of that tactical switch?
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Bernabeu, and Real Madrid lead 10-man Tottenham by Emmanuel Adebayor's fourth-minute header with Peter Crouch then sent off for a second yellow card! Real could have been awarded a penalty for Dawson's hand ball, but it remains 1-0.
    • 45' A shocking aberration from Casillas as the keeper slices a simple clearance out of play deep inside the Real half! Just one minute will be added...
    • 44' Every decision from the referee is being met with howls of derision from the home fans, and both sets of players feel aggrieved.
    • 43' Alonso finds Ronaldo outwide once more, and the forward goes down again in exaggerated fashion! No free kick, and rightly so.
    • 42' Penalty? No! Di Maria drives a powerful shot from the edge of the Spurs box, and Dawson handles the ball with both arms above his head - the referee waves away the appeals, to much controversy!
    • 41' It's incessant pressure from the hosts as Tottenham sit very deep inside their own half.
    • 40' It's all Real Madrid right now as Ronaldo et al pile on the pressure.
    • 39' Corluka fouls Ronaldo, and there was barely any contact there as the forward goes down.
    • 38' Redknapp is hugely animated on the touchline now as he looks to reshuffle his side's formation once more.
    • 37' Marcelo jinks inside Corluka from out on the left, but his dinked cross to the back post evades everyone.
    • 36' Pepe will now miss the second leg as he dives in recklessly on Bale and is shown the yellow card, and the Welshman has the Real defence in all sorts of trouble.
    • 35' Dawson collides with Casillas as the Spurs skipper rises high to meet the corner from van der Vaart, and that's a free kick.
    • 34' Corluka is blocked off cynically by Carvalho as the right back maraudes forward, and this is a dangerous free kick now...
    • 33' The Spurs bench are keeping a very close eye on Gareth Bale following that twinge.
    • 32' Ramos does brilliantly to meet a deep cross from Marcelo with a diving header at the back post, but Adebayor cannot connect with the ball in the six-yard box!
    • 31' There are worrying signs for Tottenham now as Bale signals at Redknapp on the touchline, pointing to his lower back...
    • 30' What a chance! It's a typical run from Gareth Bale, who outstrips Ramos and forces his way into the Real Madrid box, only to drive his shot into the side netting from a tight angle!
    • 29' Di Maria whips over a devilish delivery to the back post, but Ronaldo's header is tame and straight at Gomes once more.
    • 28' Carvalho wins a towering header inside the Spurs half from the corner, but Gomes gathers it comfortably.
    • 27' Dawson stands his ground superbly to stay on his feet and make a very fine challenge on Ronaldo.
    • 26' Marcelo wins yet another corner for Real with a sprightly run down the left, and Corluka is being given a torrid time.
    • 25' Ronaldo takes a tumble on the edge of the Spurs box, but that was a clear dive and the referee waves play on - whatever happened to yellow cards for that?
    • 24' Alonso is in the thick of everything for Real, and he finds Marcelo who wins a corner with a sharp run.
    • 23' Mourinho is incredibly animated as he ensures that his players do not rest on their laurels early on.
    • 22' Ronaldo looks very ominous now as he skips past Corluka and drives a shot on target which Gomes gathers.
    • 21' Di Maria skips breezily down the right once more, and Tottenham are being firmly pegged back now.
    • 20' Van der Vaart is the latest Spurs player to be booked after he reacts following a free-kick which is given against Sandro on Ronado, and both are shown yellow cards!
    • 19' Bale is moved further up the field, and Redknapp looks to chop and change his line up now.
    • 18' Adebayor has to be very careful too as he raises his boot near Dawson and is penalised. He's on a booking!
    • 17' Di Maria and Ozil exchange passes as Spurs chase shadows, and the visitors have a tremendous task ahead of them now.
    • 16' How will Redknapp reshuffle his side now? Van der Vaart looks to be pushed up top for the time being...
    • 15' CROUCH IS SENT-OFF! What drama at the Bernabeu as Crouch lunges in recklessly on Marcelo for the second time, and he is promptly shown a second yellow card to send him on his way - stupid from the striker, and the red card is entirely justified.
    • 14' Real continue to keep the ball superbly, and the hosts are ensuring that Spurs do not see it.
    • 13' Modric finally gets on the ball inside the Real half, but he is quickly dispossessed by Khedira.
    • 12' Adebayor is booked for a reckless lunge on Assou-Ekotto, and he is rightly shown the yellow card.
    • 11' Real have kept the ball very effectively, and neither Modric nor van der Vaart have been able to get on the ball.
    • 10' Crouch is full of energy and tireless in effort as he harries the Real back four, who continue to pass the ball around.
    • 9' Mourinho watches on from the dugout, no doubt greatly relieved after that start with his side holding the ascendancy.
    • 8' Real build patiently from the back once more, before Marcelo drags a fierce shot wide of the far post - a good effort!
    • 7' The corner is cleared away as Khedira wins the ball cleanly, and Peter Crouch is then booked as he lunges in rashly on Ramos.
    • 6' Tottenham win a corner now as Corluka maraudes down the right, and van der Vaart will whip it over...
    • 5' The Bernabeu is in full voice now as the home fans celebrate jubilantly following that early goal, and Adebayor hardly knew how to celebrate that effort.
    • 4' GOAL!!!! Adebayor rises high to power a header past Gomes from the resulting corner, and the former Arsenal striker puts Real Madrid in front! It was Jenas who was caught with slack marking, and that's a dreadful start for Spurs...
    • 3' The ball breaks loose to Di Maria, who has his low shot deflected wide for a corner after Adebayor challenges for the ball.
    • 2' Ronaldo has a wild shot from range which drifts wide of the far post, and Gomes is not remotely troubled by that.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Bernabeu, and immediately the hosts get the ball down and stroke it around at the back.
    • 19:45 BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Lennon has not made it to kick-off! The winger has been "taken sick", and so Jermaine Jenas will start for Spurs...
    • 19:40 Jose Mourinho makes his entrance as he goes and sits in the Real Madrid dugout on his own, and the players now enter the fray with a fervent atmosphere at the Bernabeu - brace yourselves...
    • 19:35 We're just 10 minutes from kick off now as Harry Redknapp says in his pre-match interview that he wants to take his side all the way in this competition - can Spurs do it tonight? Can they contain Alonso, who dictates the play, and Ronaldo? Can they quieten the vociferous Bernabeu?
    • 19:30 Spurs are boosted by the return of William Gallas at centre-back, and he partners Michael Dawson. Sandro - who excelled against Milan - gets the nod in central midfield alongside Luka Modric. Peter Crouch, unsurprisingly, leads the line for Spurs, with Rafael van der Vaart in just behind as he looks to prove a point to his former employers.
    • 19:25 Arsene Wenger has tipped Real Madrid to beat Tottenham and advance through from their quarter-final. What do you think? Do you agree with what the Frenchman has to say? Video: Wenger tips Real Madrid
    • 19:20 It's prediction time as we prepare for kick-off, so post your views and projected scorelines in the comments' section below... Meanwhile, over at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Internazionale take on Schalke. Inter v Schalke: LIVE
    • 19:15 Mourinho must defend the Champions League if he is to be regarded as a success in his first season at Real Madrid, a process that begins with tonight's quarter-final first leg at home to Tottenham. The Portuguese has been stung ahead of Spurs' big night, and they could have every reason to fear the backlash in the Bernabeu. Mourinho's nine-year unbeaten home league record, encompassing 150 matches, ended there on Saturday against minnows Sporting Gijon. Mourinho's Real quest begins...
    • 19:10 Jose Mourinho has described the Champions League as the most important competition in the world ahead of the clash... Video: Mourinho adds to the pre-match hype
    • 19:05 What does Arsene Wenger think of Tottenham's chances this evening, you may well be wondering? Wenger: Van der Vaart could be key
    • 19:00 We've taken a look at the match-ups that are likely to settle the match... Real Madrid v Tottenham: Key battles
    • 18:55 The teams are in at the Santiago Bernabeu! Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo start after shaking off injuries, respectively, while William Gallas also returns for Spurs.
    • 18:50 Real Madrid: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Di Maria, Alonso, Ozil, Khedira, Adebayor, Ronaldo. Subs: Adan, Kaka, Diarra, Granero, Arbeloa, Garay, Higuain
    • - Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Bale, Van der Vaart, Crouch. Subs: Cudicini, Huddlestone, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Bassong, Kranjcar
    • 18:45 Harry Redknapp's Tottenham travel to the Bernabeu for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid.
  • Summary

    • 87' GOAL!!!!! RONALDO MAKES IT FOUR! Ronaldo squeezes a volley under Gomes as he lashes home from Kaka's cross, and Gomes should really have saved it!
    • 72' GOAL!!!!! DI MARIA MAKES IT THREE! What a stupendous strike as the Argentine cuts inside from the right and curls an unerring shot into the far corner of the net in emphatic fashion!
    • 66' Gomes makes a very fine save! Adebayor wins another towering header at the back post, but he is thwarted as Gomes tips the ball over at full stretch to deny the forward a hat-trick!
    • 57' GOAL!!!!! ADEBAYOR MAKES IT TWO! Real Madrid double their lead as Marcelo dinks over a pinpoint delivery, and Adebayor loops a precise header over Gomes and into the far corner of the net!
    • 42' Penalty? No! Di Maria drives a powerful shot from the edge of the Spurs box, and Dawson handles the ball with both arms above his head - the referee waves away the appeals, to much controversy!
    • 32' Ramos does brilliantly to meet a deep cross from Marcelo with a diving header at the back post, but Adebayor cannot connect with the ball in the six-yard box!
    • 30' What a chance! It's a typical run from Gareth Bale, who outstrips Ramos and forces his way into the Real Madrid box, only to drive his shot into the side netting from a tight angle!
    • 15' CROUCH IS SENT-OFF! What drama at the Bernabeu as Crouch lunges in recklessly on Marcelo for the second time, and he is promptly shown a second yellow card to send him on his way - stupid from the striker, and the red card is entirely justified.
    • 4' GOAL!!!! Adebayor rises high to power a header past Gomes from the resulting corner, and the former Arsenal striker puts Real Madrid in front! It was Jenas who was caught with slack marking, and that's a dreadful start for Spurs...
    • 19:45 BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Lennon has not made it to kick-off! The winger has been "taken sick", and so Jermaine Jenas will start for Spurs...
    • 18:50 Real Madrid: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo, Di Maria, Alonso, Ozil, Khedira, Adebayor, Ronaldo. Subs: Adan, Kaka, Diarra, Granero, Arbeloa, Garay, Higuain
    • - Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Bale, Van der Vaart, Crouch. Subs: Cudicini, Huddlestone, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Bassong, Kranjcar

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • I. Casillas
      • S. Ramos
      • Pepe Yellow Card
      • R. Carvalho
      • Marcelo
      • X. Alonso
      • S. Khedira Substitution Out (61′)
      • Á. Di María Goal Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Özil
      • Cristiano Ronaldo Goal
      • E. Adebayor Goals×2 Yellow Card Substitution Out (75′)

      Subs

      • L. Diarra Substitution In61′
      • E. Garay
      • G. Higuaín Substitution In75′
      • Kaká Substitution In77′
      • &. Arbeloa
      • E. Granero
      • A. Adán
    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • V. Corluka Substitution Out (80′)
      • W. Gallas
      • M. Dawson
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • Sandro
      • L. Modric
      • J. Jenas
      • R. van der Vaart Yellow Card Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Bale
      • P. Crouch Red Card

      Subs

      • C. Cudicini
      • J. Defoe Substitution In45′ Yellow Card
      • N. Kranjcar
      • T. Huddlestone
      • S. Bassong Substitution In80′
      • R. Pavlyuchenko
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