FT: Inter Milan 4 Tottenham 1 (Agg: 4-4)

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SPURS ARE THROUGH ... by a whisker!!! Emmanuel Adebayor's extra-time goal proved to be the aggregate winner, despite an amazing effort from Inter Milan.

Moussa Dembele smahes the ball long and then Lewis Holtby gives the ball away.

TWO added minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game.

Antonio Cassano's inswinging cross is headed over by Andrea Ranocchia.

Rodrigo Palacio's cross is turned away for a corner and here comes their goalkeeper Samir Handanovic!

Inter's legs are going as Spurs pass the ball around in the middle of the park.

The clock is ticking. Can Spurs hold on? Inter are throwing the kitchen sink at them now.

Mark Stott says: "Spurs without bale am a worse than wolves at the minute but theyl go all the way in this I think!!!!"

Adebayor then goes into referee Ivan Bebek's book for taking a swing at Walter Gargano.

Juan is booked for a late tackle on striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Paul Miller emails in: "So frustrating that this match is not being aired live in New Zealand as a spurs fan from down under, firm believer that it's all over from here for Inter!"

As things stand Spurs are heading through to the quarter-finals thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor's away goal.

I don't believe it! Inter are not giving up without a fight. Antonio Cassano's right-foot inswinger is met by the Argentine striker at the back post. Brad Friedel does his best to get a hand to the ball, but it's not enough.


@webster129 Tweets: "Spurs fans too caught up with bale. we've played and won as a team. start to believe in the squad!"

Leigh Clarke says: "Yeah ok Adebayor scored but in my opinion AVB should still have got a striker in the January transfer market while Adebayor was in the Africans cup only had defoe has a striker up front. Perhaps spurs would have been in 2nd place by now."

Walter Gargano is replaced by Andrea Ranocchia as Andrea Stramaccioni makes his final change of the match.

Brad Friedel dives across his goal to deny Antonio Cassano from scoring with a long-range strike.

It's half-time in extra-time and that goal from Emmanuel Adebayor after 96 minutes could well be the winner!

We've played more than the TWO allocated minutes of stoppage time due to that injury.

Alfie Soer emails in to say: "Ha aman funny how as soon as u complain about Adebayor he scores. Love it. Come on u Spurs."

Dembele is receiving some medical attention as Andre Villas-Boas speaks to his troops.

Rodrigo Palacio catches Moussa Dembele with an elbow as he heads the ball towards goal.

Steven Caulker comes on to replace the injured Kyle Naughton and will slot in at centre-back.

Kyle Naughton takes a heavy knock and that looks to be the end of his night.

Antonio Cassano twists and turns before his cross is kindly taken by Brad Friedel.

Aman Chima is back in touch: "Maybe Ade isn't so useless after all. GET IN!!"

The tie has turned back Tottenham's way and now Inter Milan need TWO more goals to get through because of the away goal. Spurs lead 4-3 on aggregate.

Spurs have scored! Moussa Dembele's low drive is parried by Samir Handanovic but only to the Togolese striker, who cannot miss from a few yards out.


Aman Chima emails in to say: "Honestly cannot believe how Spurs have thrown this away. I'm a huge spurs fan, but can only see one winner now and that's Inter. Gallas is well past it and Ade needs to go. Hasn't done anything productive all season, on or off the ball!! So frustrated!!!!!!!!"

@SheriffAdekola7 Tweets: "Spurs with no bale play with such uncoordination. It is shocking."

BAD MISS!! William Gallas is left all alone in the six-yard box to meet the resulting corner, but he can only send it wide of the far post. The Frenchman is having one of those evenings!

GREAT SAVE!! Jan Vertonghen's header from the corner is heading into the back of the net until Samir Handanovic gets an important foot on the ball to divert it behind.

CLOSE! Scott Parker finds Aaron Lennon, but Javier Zanetti gets across to make a superb tackle.

The away goal still counts double and if Spurs were to score, then it would make life very hard for the Italians.

Inter get the first period of extra-time underway at the San Siro then.

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We're going to EXTRA-TIME at the San Siro folks. Goals from Antonio Cassano, Rodrigo Palacio and a William Gallas own goal pulled Inter Milan level on aggregate. Unbelievable!

SO CLOSE!! Esteban Cambiasso thumps his left-foot shot INCHES wide of the far post.

Are we going to get a winner? Inter come forward in numbers.

There are an additional THREE added minutes of stoppage time at the San Siro.

Antonio Cassano's cross is headed away to Ricardo Alvarez, who hits his left-foot shot towards goal, but Brad Friedel holds on.

Referee Ivan Bebek is a bit winded after colliding with Antonio Cassano. The striker seems to be in a worse condition.

The game is so stretched and Spurs are going for a winner.

WHAT A SHOT!! Kyle Naughton thumps a right-foot cracker, which is turned behind by Samir Handanovic.

Inter's third goal has gone down as a William Gallas own goal as Kyle Naughton puts the ball out for a corner.

Leigh Clarke is back in touch to say: "Just goes to prove that spurs is a one man team. Only bale seems to be scoring for them."

Well, Spurs know they have to try and score now, otherwise we're going to extra-time and perhaps penalties!

Marco Benassi comes on for Mateo Kovacic as Andrea Stramaccioni makes his second change.

Kyle Walker is shown a yellow card for taking a dive, according to referee Ivan Bebek.

Amazing! What can you say about this. The Italians are level on aggregate. Antonio Cassano's right-footed free-kick deflects off Kyle Walker on the edge of the wall before hitting William Gallas and flying past Brad Friedel.


Inter are awared a free-kick on the edge of the area.

@oliveryates29 responds to Spurs without Gareth Bale feedback earlier. "Really? So you would rather him get a harsh yellow in another game and potentially miss the semis or final?"

Inter respond by sending on Ricardo Alvarez for Fredy Guarin.

Jake Livermore is replaced by Aaron Lennon for Tottenham. A bit of much needed pace down the right-flank.

Javier Zanetti jogs away from Lewis Holtby before his toe-poke is well saved by Brad Friedel.

Jonathan has three in the box to aim at, but he misses them all.

Kyle Naughton finds Lewis Holtby and they pull Inter one way and then the other. But Emmanuel Adebayor is then caught coming back from an offside position.

Rodrigo Palacio pulls the ball across for Antonio Cassano, but Brad Friedel was off his line in an instant.

The side from north London have been good on the ball, but have lacked concentration at the back. Shame there isn't a bigger crowd in the San Siro to see this match.

Jan Vertonghen makes a good challenge on Antonio Cassano and Spurs are back in possession.

Leigh Clarke says: "Adebayor is a has been. Time for him to go spurs won't miss him tbh."

Rodrigo Palacio is caught by Jan Vertonghen and the free-kick is awarded wide right.

That goal came about after Spurs were attempted to hold a high line again. Not the first time they've been caught trying to catch Inter players offside tonight.

@werleyman sums it up: "Bale's yellows looking more foolish by the minute."

Jermain Defoe is replaced by Lewis Holtby as Andre Villas-Boas looks to strengthen his midfield.

Andrea Stramaccioni is one excited Italian coach at the minute. Spurs fans will be biting their nails now!

Oh my goodness me! Inter are well and truly back in this tie now. Cristian Chivu wins the ball for Esteban Cambiasso who sends it through for the Argentine striker to sends his right-foot effort calmly past Brad Friedel into the far corner.


Whatever happens, I think there will be a few nervy Spurs fans sitting on the edge of their seats if Inter do score again.

Andy Rowson says: "If Inter score early second half its going to get a bit twitchy, still fancy Spurs to get through. COYS!!!!!"

Emmanuel Adebayor looks to combine with Jermain Defoe, but the ball is cut out.

Aaron Soer emails in to say: "Come on spurs we can get through Adebayor and Defoe to score but I reckon Cassano will score again 2-2. I think but spurs to go through, come on u LILY WHITES."

Clearly not a Spurs fan then Carl! Rodrigo Palacio is immediately caught in an offside position from another long ball.

geordie_carl Tweets: "I'm hoping for a 4-0 or 5-0 win for Internazionale."

Tottenham get the second half underway then. Can Inter make the impossible possible in this second half?

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Inter MIlan are now 1/3 to claim victory with our friends @Skybet, who make Tottenham 10/1 and the draw 7/2. Remember what I said before the game ... Antonio Cassano to score first and Inter Milan to win 3-0 was 85/1!! Well, the Italians to win by that scoreline is now 9/1 or if you fancy them to win on penalities, it's a 33/1 shot. Spurs to win 3-1 is 45/1. The Londoners have only lost three of their last 24 games and I went for a draw tonight - 1-1, which was priced at 11/2. That is now 4/1. Well worth a flutter in my book! Right-click here SKYBET and open in a new tab to place your bets on this match and keep and eye on the commentary at the same time.

Inter Milan lead Tottenham 1-0 on the night thanks to a goal from Antonio Cassano after 20 minutes, but the visitors still hold a handsome 3-1 aggregate scoreline in their favour. Andrea Stramaccioni's side will need a very special second 45 minutes if they are to get through this tie.

GREAT CHANCE!! Juan's mistake allows Emmanuel Adebayor to pick up the ball inside the area, but his attempted chip is too strong and Samir Handanovic doesn't even have to make a save.

The Colombian Fredy Guarin steps inside before unleashing a fierce right-foot strike, but Brad Friedel makes the save.

There will be an additional TWO added minutes of stoppage time.

Brad Friedel is booked by referee Ivan Bebek for time wasting.

Fredy Guarin thumps his shot well over the crossbar from 30 yards.

Fredy Guarin's attempted threw ball is cut out by Scott Parker and now Moussa Dembele looks to bring some order to the game.

Emmanuel Adebayor shifts the ball past his maker, but he can't get past veteran defender Javier Zanetti who shows a nice fleet of foot.

Samir Handanovic gets a strong hand to Spurs' corner and Inter are back on the ball.

Now Scott Parker is pulled up in the middle of the field for use of a high foot.

Rodrigo Palacio is penalised for pulling back Kyle Naughton.

JUST WIDE!! Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick from the right is headed just wide by Kyle Walker.

Kyle Naughton slides in on Esteban Cambiasso but referee Ivan Bebek gives Spurs the decision.

Better football from the men in white as Gylfi Sigurdsson spreads the play but then Jermain Defoe's cross is cleared away.

There is still time in this half for Inter to grab another as Walter Gargano is caught making his run too early.

Rodrigo Palacio is just caught offside, but that high line doesn't seem to be working for the visitors and Andre Villas-Boas may have to look at his tactics at the break.

I sense a bit of worry and so you should be because Spurs don't look on their game tonight. William Gallas is almost caught taking his time on the ball and Brad Friedel has to whack it away.

@sach3198 Tweets: "I think it will be 2-2 and still spurs going through despite early goal by Inter."

OFF THE CROSSBAR!! Antonio Cassano plays a simple ball over the top of Spurs' backline for Rodrigo Palacio, whose lob strikes the woodwork. How unlucky!

Emmanuel Adebayor flicks the ball up before turning and hitting his volley well over the crossbar.

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a knock to the head as Spurs win a throw.

There is suddenly a belief in the San Siro that Inter Milan can produce a real Italian Job!

The Italian striker has lit the blue touch paper for the Nerazzurri as he heads the ball home at the back post from Rodrigo Palacio's right-wing cross.


At the other end Javier Zanetti does well to hold up the pacy Kyle Walker.

PENALTY APPEAL!! Antonio Cassano goes over the challenge of William Gallas in the area, but the referee decides to wave play on which incenses the Italian striker.

@lewishughes09 Tweets: "I think spurs gonna win it 2-1 adebayor and defoe scoring and 4 inter I think gargano gonna score 1 tough match but COYS!!!"

Tottenham have not conceded in their last four games against Italian opposition and they've made a confident start in the San Siro tonight.

Jake Livermore goes into the book for taking his time over a free-kick.

But then Inter win back possession and Antonio Cassano gets away down the right, but his low drive is well held by Brad Friedel.

The Nerazzurri supporters are whistling as Spurs keep the ball.

Rodrigo Palacio heads away Gylfi Sigurdsson's inswinger.

Jermain Defoe's right-foot shot deflects off Juan and out for a corner.

Antonio Cassano is caught well offside as Spurs hold a high line.

Referee Ivan Bebek comes across to have strong words with Kyle Naughton as he takes his time over a throw.

Emmanuel Adebayor nutmegs Cristian Chivu before losing possession of the ball.

Some composed defending from Jan Vertonghen as Spurs soak up the early pressure here.

Mitchell Breckon in the USA says: "Big game for Adebayor and Defoe to get back on the scoresheet and up their confidence. I am also hoping that without Lennon and Bale we have the attacking creativity to finish the game off in good fashion. Hoping to see Holtby come on and have a good game, after our meltdown at Anfield last week we need to kick on and concentrate for the entire 90 minutes."

Andrea Stramaccioni's side will be boosted by the fact that they have scored 16 goals in the competition since the group stages began and they attack through Antonio Cassano down the right, but his cross is poor.

Esteban Cambiasso's pass looks for Rodrigo Palacio down the middle, but he fails to make a decent connection.

Spurs are wearing their all-white kit and they are in possession and not afraid to try and get an early goal against the hosts.

We're underway at a half empty San Siro Stadium in Milan. The pitch is in pretty decent condition and the hosts are wearing their more familiar black and blue striped shirts.

Both sides go into the game on the back of domestic defeats at the weekend. Inter suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bologna whilst Villas-Boas' Spurs tasted defeat for the first time in three months, sliding to a narrow 3-2 defeat at Liverpool

Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas is playing a strong team and says he is taking this game seriously: "There is no scoreline that could make us change six or seven players so we will play a strong team to make sure we go through in this competition. We take this game very seriously. We've been in situation where he is not with us and we got results."

Andrea Stramaccioni says his Inter side are determined to do well tonight. He said: "We all know the importance of the remaining 10 league games but our head is on. We must do well and win in front of our fans. We have a difficult result to overturn but we take to the field to win."

INTER TEAM NEWS: Head coach Andrea Stramaccioni has included the recalled striker Antonio Cassano, while Rodrigo Palacio - five goals in six Europa League games also starts. They will set up in a 4-4-2 formation, but the midfield will have a diamond formation look to it, so plenty of room down the wings for Spurs to attack!

TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS: Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe lead the line in a 4-4-2 system as Spurs look to seal their passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Aaron Lennon is only deemed fit enough to take a place on the bench while Brad Friedel starts in goal. Andre Villas-Boas is without Gareth Bale after to his booking in the 3-0 first-leg win last week.

INTER MILAN: Handanovic, Jonathan, Juan, Chivu, Zanetti, Gargano, Kovacic, Cambiasso, Guarin, Palacio, Cassano.

SUBSTITUTES: Belec, Alvarez, Ranocchia, Benassi, Pasa, Colombi, Belloni.

TOTTENHAM: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton, Dembele, Livermore, Parker, Sigurdsson, Defoe, Adebayor.

SUBSTITUTES: Lloris, Huddlestone, Lennon, Holtby, Assou-Ekotto, Caulker, Carroll.

REFEREE: Ivan Bebek (Croatia).

Here come the teams...

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