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Real Madrid stroll through after Spurs keeper's blunder

Real Madrid set up a titanic Champions League semi-final with arch-rivals Barcelona by beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday to complete a 5-0 aggregate victory.

sports Updated: Apr 14, 2011 02:31 IST

Real Madrid set up a titanic Champions League semifinal with arch-rivals Barcelona by beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday to complete a 5-0 aggregate victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored one of the softest goals of his career when Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes allowed a long-range shot bounce out of his hands in the 50th minute and failed to retrieve the ball as it bounced agonisingly over the line.

Real, 4-0 up from last week's first leg, were never in danger of suffering what would have been the biggest reversal since European club competition began in 1955 but needed to concentrate fully to keep a lively Spurs team at bay.

The closest Champions League debutants Spurs came to scoring was when Gareth Bale had a first-half goal ruled out because Luka Modric was offside.