AC Milan vs Tottenham was one of the most anticipated quarter finals of the Champions League. The Italians were hoping for a comfortable win that would allow them to start as favorites in the second leg. However the first half of the game seemed to show something totally different.
Tottenham started to pus from the begining of the match, and created several goal opportunities. For the first 45 minutes AC Milan seemed a little bit dazed and overwhelmed by Tottenham's forcing. They managed however to resist and keep the score even at half time.
The second half showed two different teams. Milan started to push and began creating opportunities, while Tottenham retreated and tried to counter whenever it had the opportunity. Milan took control of the game, and everybody expected a tough final for Tottenham. However, in the 80th minute, a wrong pass from Ibrahimovic resulted in a fast counter-attack, and Peter Crouch scored an unexpected goal. In the last 10 minutes Milan tried to even the match but didn't manage to create real danger. Ibrahimovici scored a goal that was rejected due to a foul, and his protests were in vainb. The game ended 0-1 to the crowd's dismay, and Tottenham will have a comfortable advantage to defend in the second round.