Game over. Spurs through the quarters thanks to a Crouch’s first leg goal. Not the best game, but they won’t care in London.
TWEEET TWEEET TWEET.
91:00 – Robinho and Ibra have a nice one two, but Robinho’s shot is deflected over the bar. Corner comes to nothing.
90:00 – Sandro might be getting the plaudits, but the MOM for me is Dawson. He’s been everywhere and marshaled the Spurs defense very well.
88:00 – Gomes comes out and claims the ball well. Such an enigma the Brazilian keeper. Within minutes can go from awful to excellent.
86:00 – Sandro excellently plays keep away from three Milan players at the corner flag. Milan are becoming more predictable as the game comes on. Strasser comes on for Flamini.
83:00 – Pav comes on for Crouch. Shame, I thought the bean pole was having a good game.
81:00 – He might be slow, but Dawson is having an excellent game.
80:00 – If Spurs go through will Merkel come to Berlusconi’s Bunga Bunga party? Shuddering over here.
79:00 – Spurs are conceding the ball like their North London rivals as they gift the ball to Milan. Difference is Spurs are also attacking when they get a the chance.
77:00 – The duck unleashes a shot that the German Chancellors son feeds him, but it hits the side netting. Close one that!
76:00 – Did Angela Merkel’s son just come on the pitch for Milan?
75:00 – Anybody else want this to go to penalties? I haven’t seen a good shoot out in awhile!
69:00 – The speedy little fellas work the ball nicely in the Milan half, but they eventually get out muscled. Kudos for Spurs for going all out and attacking. I guess if the ball is in the Milan half, Gomes isn’t near it. Good strategy!
66:00 – Gomes makes a fine save from a Robinho shot that ends up bundling around the box. Eventually all is cleared
64:00 – Pato gets a yellow for encroachment. Stupid that and Van der Vaart gets another chance to found Crouchino’s head. He fails.
61:00 – Ibra blocks a goal bound shot on his chest that renders him offside. He then chants and prays to some form of deity for his stupidity. He also asks for the ability perform during the weekdays and not only on the weekends.
60:00 – Assou-Ekotto sporting the sting ray hairstyle, finds himself offside after a promising move by Spurs.
57:00 – Speedy Modric weaves his way into the Milan off and lays it off for the 6th dwarf. Lennon’s cross finds Crouch per usual and per usual no one is in the box to meet the knockdown. Spurs becoming predictable, but Milan can’t stop it.
56:00 – Hutton and Bale having a chat on the sideline. I’m English and I would need a translator to translate what they are saying!
53:00 – The Tower of London aka Crouch knocks another down for Dopey of the 7 dwarves, but Pienaar crashes into a Milan defender. Would have been for naught as Crouch is whistled for the foul.
52:00 – Game has opened up as both teams are going for it. Flamini sends a shot that flashes Gomes’s goalmouth.
50:00 – Spurs starting the second half the brighter team as Corluka and Lennon causing a bit of havoc down the right flank.
46:00 – Once again Spurs send in a high ball courtesy of Lennon, that Crouch knocks down, when heading goal bound would have been the better option.
TWEEET – Spurs start the second half.
PEEEP. Halftime. What started off as a promising game dwindled a bit. Second half needs a goal!
45:00 – Spurs enjoying a brief spell of possession. I would love to see a photo of Defoe, Lennon, Modric, Assou-Ekotto and then Crouch. You put Crouch in a black wig and Spurs could go as Snow Crouch and the 7 dwarfs for Halloween.
43:00 – Milan dominating, but have to be wary of the Spurs counter. Redknapp looks bored.
40:00 – If Milan go through, will Berlusconi host a bunga bunga party for the team?
38:00 – CROUCH headed Silva instead of the ball…or so Silva wanted everyone to believe.
37:00 – CROUCH USED HIS FEET!
35:00 – Milan playing like Barca’s little brother as they ping the ball around the Spurs half. Spurs to their credit are playing the way Arsenal should have yesterday and are attacking with verve and venom. Sadly they lack the composure.
32:00 – Milan looking the more dangerous team. They’re more incisive and looking for the openings, where as Spurs are playing as if they just stole Pato’s coke stash and snorted before the whistle.
31:00 – Van der Vaart sends a 30 yard free kick just over the bar.
28:00 – Great call by the linesman. The monkey man warms up!
26:00 – Gomes gets caught in no mans land as Robinho rounds him and sends a cross toward goal but Gallas heroically clears off the line.
23:00 – Robinho given much to space as he scampers down the left wing. He tee’s up the duck (Pato) but his first time shot is blocked and Spurs clear. Better from Meeelan.
20:00 – If Seedorf is a 104, how old is Nesta? 214? The legendary Italian defender throws himself in front of a Van de Vaart shot. Surprised that didn’t break every bone in his aged body.
18:00 – Crouch is owning the air space in London this evening as he knocks his third ball down. Sadly no one can get to it. Has he touched it with his feet yet? Fox soccer SUCKS. You can’t have this sort of delay.
16:00 – Holy awful time delay as the commentary is about 4 seconds ahead of the picture. This is incredibly annoying as Ibra sends in rocket of free kick, but Gomes pushes it out wide. Nothing comes from the corner.
15:00 – Clearly Gomes passed noxious gas in an inappropriate time and place as the Spurs defenders are giving him terrible back passes that are very awkward to deal with.
14:00 – Milan have a free kick just outside the box near the byline, but it is awful and Sandro easily clears.
13:00 – Game evening out a bit as both sides move the ball up and down the pitch, but without really threatening either goal. Apparently both managers received the attack wide memo.
7:00 – Can we start describing Crouch as having a good knockdown for a tall man? He hasn’t used his feet yet? The Milan CB’s don’t stand a chance.
4:00 – Crouchy uses his height to set up Van der Vaart, but Abbiati clumsily saves.
3:00 – What deal with devil did Seedorf make? He must be 104 and still a very good player. One of the most decorated club players in the game.
2:00 – Pienaar finds acres of space to pass to Van der Vaart, but his shot is wide.
TWEEEEEET and they’re off!
The 4th official’s name is amazing. Jean-Baptiste Bultynck!
Great atmosphere at White Hart Lane. Boo I think I missed the exchange of kids. Good to see the referee’s in a more traditional yellow and black!
Your line ups
Tottenham: Heuerelho Gomes; Vedran Corluka, William Gallas, Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto; Aaron Lennon, Sandro, Luka Modric, Steven Pienaar; Peter Crouch, Rafael van der Vaart.
Subs: Cudicini, Hutton, Bale, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, King
Milan: Christian Abbiati; Ignazio Abate, Alessandro Nesta, Thiago Silva, Marek Jankulovski; Clarence Seedorf, Mathieu Flamini, Kevin-Prince Boateng; Robinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pato.
Subs: Amelia, Strasser, Papastathopoulos, Oddo, Merkel, Yepes, Antonini
Welcome to the live commentary of Spurs versus Inter. Spurs lead the 1-0 after the first leg, and the 7 time winners have it all to do to win in London. The bulldog is suspended (Gattuso) and the monkey man (Bale) is on the bench. Van der Vaart is back after a month on the physio’s table and his favorite target man Crouchino is alongside him. Will it live up to yesterdays game? Probably not, but hopefully this referee left his ego at home.