6 Apr 2011

Real move closer to Champions league glory

9:23 am on 6 April 2011

Real Madrid have given their quest for a 10th European Cup crown a major boost with Emmanuel Adebayor netting twice to help Jose Mourinho's men record a 4-nil destruction of 10-man Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League quarter-final first leg in Spain this morning.

Tottenham are making their debut in the competition but the London club's chances of getting any further than the last eight were dealt a big blow when striker Peter Crouch was booked twice inside the first 15 minutes and received a red card.

Real were already 1-nil up after Togo striker Adebayor outjumped his marker at a fourth-minute corner and sent a powerful downward header goalwards that neither keeper Heurelho Gomes or Luka Modric on the line could keep out.

Adebayor added a second header in the 57th minute before Angel Di Maria lashed the best goal of the night with a powerful shot into the top corner in the 72nd and Cristiano Ronaldo completed the rout in the closing stages.