It was a terrible night for Tottenham before it even got started.

Moments before the start of the game, word came out that Aaron Lennon was sick, and had to be substituted for Jermaine Jenas.

Four minutes into the match, Emmanuel Adebayor headed in a goal off a corner kick, as Luka Modric wasn't able to react quick enough as he stood by the post.

But the Adebayor goal wasn't as demoralizing as what would happen next.

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch was sent off after two unnecessary fouls that resulted in two yellow cards.

After that, the flood gates would open in the second half for Real Madrid as they took a 4-0 advantage in the first leg of the quarterfinals of Champions League play at Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid would get a second goal from Adebayor in the 57th minute, a fantastic shot from Angel Di Maria in the 72nd, and the capper was a Cristiano Ronaldo goal in the 87th.

It could have been even worse for Tottenham, who barely managed to get four shots compared to Real Madrid's 25.

The Spurs caught a break in the 42nd minute when Di Maria's blistering shot was clearly blocked with the hands of Michael Dawson.

The second leg will be at White Hart Lane on April 13th.