Tottenham v Real Madrid: Champions League match facts
- Tottenham went down 4-0 in the quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu, former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor heading the first two goals (4, 57) either side of Peter Crouch's 15th-minute red card. Angel Di María (72) and Cristiano Ronaldo (87) added further strikes.
- Madrid became the first away team to win at Tottenham when eliminating the London club from the 1984/85 UEFA Cup quarter-finals. Peter Shreeves' side, the then-holders, were undone by a 15th-minute Steve Perryman own goal in the first leg at White Hart Lane, the defender deflecting in a cross from Emilio Butragueno, today Madrid's director of institutional relations. That defeat was the first time Tottenham had even failed to score at White Hart Lane in Europe; of their previous 42 games, they had won 35 and drawn seven.
- The second leg finished goalless – with Perryman sent off after 78 minutes – and Amaro Amancio's Madrid, whose side also featured Jorge Valdano, now the club's director general, went on to lift their first European trophy in 19 years.
- Harry Redknapp's hosts have won four out of five home games so far but face a Madrid side unbeaten on their travels and determined to reach their first semi-final in eight years, although not since 2000 have they won a UEFA Champions League knockout round game on foreign soil.
- In order to emulate their predecessors in the 1961/62 European Champion Clubs' Cup, who reached the semi-finals, Tottenham must do what only three clubs have previously managed in UEFA competition – overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit.
- Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has not only won all four of his previous UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, but also triumphed on three of four visits to White Hart Lane with Chelsea. Mourinho was also victorious on his return to London last year, steering Inter Milan to victory at Chelsea.
- Tottenham are seeking a first home victory over Spanish opposition at the fifth attempt. They have previously drawn two and lost two against visitors from Spain, most recently going down 2-1 to Getafe in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup group stage when Esteban Granero, now a Madrid player, scored the visitors' equalising goal.
- Tottenham have four wins from five home matches this season, including qualifying, with 14 goals scored and two conceded. The draw came with a goalless stalemate against Milan in the last round, securing a 1-0 aggregate success.
- Madrid have recorded two victories and two draws on their travels, though the 1-1 draw at Lyon in the last 16 means they have still not won in another country during the competition's latter stages since the 1999/2000 quarter-finals. That victory came in England, a 3-2 second-leg triumph at Manchester United. Madrid did win away in the 2001/02 semi-finals but that was at Barcelona.
- The Spanish side suffered a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on their last visit to England in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League round of 16. Their most recent win came in the 2000/01 second group stage when they defeated Leeds United.
- Tottenham won their first European trophy by beating Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final in Rotterdam.
- While Tottenham have played one previous European Cup quarter-final Madrid have been in 27, winning 21.
- Tottenham have won eight of the 13 UEFA competition ties in which they have lost the first leg, although they have never before managed to overturn more than a two-goal deficit, which they did against Gornik Zabrze (1961/62 European Cup preliminary round, 2-4 away, 8-1 home) and SK Slovan Bratislava (1962/63 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals, 0-2 away, 6-0 home).
- When winning the first leg at home Madrid have subsequently gone through in 40 of the 53 ties, including all five when they initially triumphed 4-0. The largest first-leg advantage they have let slip is two goals, which has happened seven times, although their last four first-leg home victories (Bayern Munich, 2006/07 round of 16, Juventus, 2004/05 round of 16 and 2002/03 semi-finals and Monaco, 2003/04 quarter-finals) have still preceded an aggregate reverse.
UEFA MILESTONES AND STATISTICS
- Spurs have scored 46 European Champion Clubs' Cup goals. They have struck 296 in UEFA competition, conceding 149.
- Spurs have had fewer shots on goal (41), corners (37) and offside calls against them (15) than any other quarter-finalist.
- Peter Crouch has committed 26 fouls, more than any player still involved.
- Tottenham first team coach Joe Jordan served a one-match ban in the first leg; Crouch is suspended for one game following his red card in Madrid.
- Madrid have scored 899 goals in UEFA competition.
- Madrid and FC Barcelona are the competition's highest scorers with 23 goals.
- Madrid have had more shots on target (78) and won more corners (62) than any other team in the last eight.
- Mesut Ozil has claimed six assists; more than any other player.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has had 21 shots on goal, the joint highest total along with Lionel Messi, and 26 shots wide, more than any other player.
- Pepe serves a one-match ban following his first-leg yellow card; Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di María and Raul Albiol are within a booking of suspension.
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