Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Surprise at San Siro: Schalke beat Inter 2-5

Not even the most loyal fan of Schalke expected this win. Inter scored the opener with a superb shot by Dejan Stankovic and took an advantage again with their second goal netted by Milito. But the German squad, lead by veteran Raul Gonzalez, would achieve one of the most impressive comebacks in Champions League history.

Brazilian striker Edu was the hero of Schalke by scoring a double. The other German goals were netted by Matip, Raul, and an own goal by Ranocchia .

Even though there is one game left, Inter's coach Leonardo knows that it will be really tough for his team to qualify for the semifinals. 

Champions League 2011 Quarterfinals: Adebayor score double to help Madrid crush Tottenham Hotspurs

Jose Mourinho was aware of the importance of this game against Tottenham Hotspurs, that's why he used his best cards since the very first minute. And his most valuable footballers didn't disappoint him. Real Madrid beat the Spurs 4-0 and almost secured a place in the semifinals.

The first goal scored by Emmanuel Adebayor was the breaking point of the match, and it came very early in the first half. Real Madrid was an unstoppable machine of offensive football, with Ozil, Ronaldo and Adebayor leading the attack.

Peter Crouch's red card was the second factor that helped Madrid demolish their rival. Nothing was in favor of Tottenham at the Santiago Bernabeu. In the second half, Adebayor, Di MarĂ­a and Cristiano Ronaldo completed the result.