10 Mar 2011

Spurs beat AC Milan

6:57 pm on 10 March 2011

Tottenham Hotspur and Schalke belied their reputations to knock seven-times winners AC Milan and twice finalists Valencia out of the Champions League with performances that went entirely against type.

Tottenham had pledged not to sit back and defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg in Milan but that was exactly what they did, escaping with a goalless draw.

Surprisingly, it fell to Schalke to supply the outstanding forward display as they shrugged off poor Bundesliga form to beat Valencia side 3-1 and win 4-2 on aggregate.

They join Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk in the quarter-finals.