Damage limitation wil be Spurs' main motive on Wednesday when the mighty Real Madrid come visiting with an aggregate lead of 4-0 after the first leg at the Bernabeu.
Emmanuel Adebayor scored two, while Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo added one each as Spurs, more or less, lost the tie in the first leg. Unless the lily whites can come up with an unlikely upset of Madrid on Wednesday, Real Madrid will progress to face a potentially explosive semi final against arch-rivals Barcelona.
Spurs will need to score four without conceding to take the tie into extra time, and despite their impressive home form in their debut season in the Champions League, it remains a mighty task.
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Spurs welcome back Aaron Lennon, who missed the first leg with illness at the last minute, but are without the suspended Peter Crouch. Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar are both expected to be sidelined after failing to take part in training.
Madrid welcome back Karim Benzema but will be without centre-back Pepe who is suspended, while Lassana Diarra, Pedro Leon and Fernando Gago are all sidelined.
Spurs will look for goals, and that'll leave them vulnerable at the back. A comeback along the lines of the one they had against Inter is unlikely against a Mourinho-led team. This one looks like an untroubled Madrid win.