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Brave Spurs end campaign; Inter thrashed at home

Champions League Quarter-Finals, first leg - Real Madrid (Spain) 4 Tottenham Hotspur FC (England) 0; Inter Milan (Italy) 2  Schalke 04 (Germany) 5. Tottenham fought bravely but their campaign ends with their first presence in the last 8; Inter's first-minute goal failed to shake Schalke 04, who scored 5.

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 Real Madrid (Spain) 4 Tottenham Hotspur FC (England) 0

The Spanish side outclassed brave Tottenham Hotspur FC 4-0 with goals by Adebayor (4, 57), Di Maria (72) and Cristiano Ronaldo (87). The statistics say it all - Real had 11 shots on target against Spurs' 1, 14 off target against 3 and 64% to 36% of ball possession. Tottenham were not helped by a Peter Crouch sending-off on 15' Gareth Bale had his moments but the Real tide was relentless from start to finish.

The London team have to score 5 against Real in the second leg. Realistically, Spurs' campaign is over - but this was the first time the team had reached the Champions League quarter-finals. Full marks to Harry Redknapp.

Inter Milan (Italy) 2 Schalke 04 (Germany) 5

Inter got off to a flying start on 1' with a goal from Stankovic. Schalke replied on 17' (Matip). The Italian side went ahead on 34', goal from Milito, only for the Germans to enter the break level, the 2-2 coming from Edu on 40'.

After the interval, Schalke scored three more - Raúl Gonzalez scored after 53', Ranocchia scored an own goal on 57' and Edu got his second after 75'. Inter have a mountain to climb in the return leg in Germany, which Schalke needs to manage with a minimum of effort.

Real and Schalke are through already. Tomorrow: Chelsea FC v. Manchester United; Barcelona FC v. Shakhtar Donetsk

 

Aleksei Federov

Pravda.Ru

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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