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Tottenham looking to lift spirits as Madrid call

Published: Wednesday 6 April 2011, 1.45CET
An emphatic first-leg win has left Real Madrid CF on the brink of a first semi-final since 2003 but Tottenham Hotspur FC will hope to exploit an often shaky away record in crunch matches.

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Published: Wednesday 6 April 2011, 1.45CET

Tottenham looking to lift spirits as Madrid call

An emphatic first-leg win has left Real Madrid CF on the brink of a first semi-final since 2003 but Tottenham Hotspur FC will hope to exploit an often shaky away record in crunch matches.

Tottenham Hotspur FC will look to maintain their impressive form at White Hart Lane in the UEFA Champions League as they attempt to ease some of the pain from their emphatic defeat at Real Madrid CF.

• The north London side went down 4-0 in the quarter-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabéu, former Arsenal FC striker Emmanuel Adebayor heading the first two goals (4, 57) either side of Peter Crouch's 15th-minute red card. Ángel Di María (72) and Cristiano Ronaldo (87) added further strikes.

• 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 themselves came back from a 5-1 loss at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1985/86 UEFA Cup third round, winning the return 4-0, while Leixões SC (against FC La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1961/62 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round) and FK Partizan (Queens Park Rangers FC, 1984/85 UEFA Cup second round), overturned 6-2 away losses with 5-0 and 4-0 home victories respectively.

• RC Deportivo La Coruña hold the record for the biggest first-leg defeat overturned in the UEFA Champions League era, losing 4-1 at AC Milan in the 2003/04 quarter-finals but subsequently winning 4-0 at home.

Previous meetings
• 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 Butragueño, 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.

• The lineups for that first leg in London on 6 March 1985 were:
Tottenham: Clemence, Stevens, Perryman, Miller (Dick 84), Hughton, Chiedozie (Brooke 63), Hazard, Hoddle, Galvin, Falco, Crooks.
Madrid: Miguel Ángel, Chendo, Salguero, Sanchís, Camacho, Gallego, Stielike, Michel, Ángel, Butragueño (Juanito 82), Valdano (Santillana 87).

Match background
• Madrid coach José 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 FC. Mourinho was also victorious on his return to London last year, steering FC Internazionale Milano FC 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 CF 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 Olympique Lyonnais 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 FC. Madrid did win away in the 2001/02 semi-finals but that was at FC Barcelona.

• The Spanish side suffered a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool FC 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 AFC 2-0; Jonathan Woodgate was in the home lineup, while Iker Casillas kept goal for the Merengues.

• Tottenham won their first European trophy by beating Club Atlético de 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 Górnik Zabrze (1961/62 European Cup preliminary round, 2-4 away, 8-1 home) and ŠK 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 (FC Bayern München, 2006/07 round of 16, Juventus, 2004/05 round of 16 and 2002/03 semi-finals and AS Monaco FC, 2003/04 quarter-finals) have still preceded an aggregate reverse.

• Tottenham's shoot-out record in UEFA club competitions is:
5-6 v PSV Eindhoven, 2007/08 UEFA Cup round of 16
4-3 v RSC Anderlecht, 1983/84 UEFA Cup final

• Madrid's record is:
3-1 v Juventus, 1986/87 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round
5-6 v FK Crvena zvezda, 1974/75 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals

Team ties
• As Chelsea manager between 2004 and 2007, Mourinho recorded five wins, two draws and one defeat against Tottenham. Aaron Lennon and Michael Dawson scored in his only defeat, in November 2006.

• Mourinho had a 100% record in Premier League meetings with Redknapp, who lost once against the Portuguese with Southampton FC in 2004/05 and four times as manager of Portsmouth FC.

• Redknapp signed Lassana Diarra for Portsmouth in January 2008. The French midfielder was in the team with Niko Kranjčar that won the FA Cup final that May.

• Rafael van der Vaart spent 2008/09 and 2009/10 at Madrid, scoring 11 goals in 58 Liga appearances before joining Tottenham last August. He was a substitute in the 4-0 round of 16 second-leg defeat at Liverpool FC in his first season.

• Adebayor appeared in nine north London derbies against Tottenham for Arsenal, scoring eight goals. However, before last week's first leg he had not finished on the winning side against them since December 2007; of his previous six games against Tottenham for Arsenal and Manchester City FC, Adebayor's team had drawn three and lost three.

• Ronaldo did not finish on the losing side against Tottenham in six seasons as a Manchester United player; he scored six times in 14 appearances.

• Ricardo Carvalho, Álvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso and Jerzy Dudek have all played against Tottenham in the Premier League – Carvalho for Chelsea and the remaining trio for Liverpool.

• Carlo Cudicini and William Gallas played under Mourinho at Chelsea, where they were in the same defence as Carvalho. Gallas was later a team-mate of Adebayor at Arsenal and plays for France with Diarra and Karim Benzema.

• Woodgate made just nine Liga appearances during an injury-filled stay at the Santiago Bernabéu between 2004 and 2006.

• Van der Vaart was an extra-time substitute in the Netherlands' defeat against a Spain side including Iker Casillas, Alonso and Sergio Ramos in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final.

• Jermain Defoe's England were beaten 4-1 by a Germany team featuring Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil in the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup. The same pair helped Germany capture the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 4-0 final defeat of England.

• Wilson Palacios lined up for Honduras in a 2-0 loss to a Spain side including Casillas, Ramos, Alonso and substitute Arbeloa in the group stage of last summer's World Cup.

• Crouch and Karim Benzema both scored in France's 2-1 friendly win at Wembley on 17 November.

• Benzema got the only goal of France's friendly win against Brazil in Paris on 9 February. Tottenham's Sandro was a second-half substitute, while club-mate Heurelho Gomes and Madrid's Marcelo were unused replacements.

Last updated: 11/04/11 14.13CET

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