Tottenham Hotspur's rollercoaster ride in the UEFA Europa League came to a dramatic end tonight as they suffered penalty shoot-out heartbreak in Basel.
Clint Dempsey put Spurs ahead, before Mohamed Salah and Aleksandr Dragovic scored to put Basel on course for victory. Dempsey took the tie to extra-time with just eight minutes of normal time remaining - but Tottenham's task was then made much harder by the injury-time dismissal of Jan Vertonghen.
Basel threw everything at the Londoners in extra time, but they could not find a way through and the game went to penalties. Tottenham had not won a penalty shoot-out since 1994 - and it showed. Tom Huddlestone and Emmanuel Adebayor both missed from the spot while Basel converted all four of their efforts to send Andre Villas-Boas' team crashing out of the competition.
Benfica outlast Magpies
Eduardo Salvio ended Newcastle United's hopes of continuing their European adventure as Benfica struck deep into injury time to prevent another late show. The Magpies were leading 1-0 on the night and pushing for the second goal which would have booked them a semi-final place when the midfielder slid home substitute Rodrigo's low cross to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory.
Papiss Cisse, who had earlier seen two efforts ruled out for offside, had set up a grandstand finish with a 71st-minute header, his fifth goal in seven games. However, when the decisive moment came, it was at the wrong end for the home side.
Fener take spoils in Rome
In the final Europa League match of the night, Fenerbahce held off a determined Lazio to progress to the semi-finals in the eerie surrounds of a virtually empty Stadio Olimpico with a 1-1 draw.
Lazio, serving the second of a two-game stadium ban, may not have had their fans to cheer them on but for 70 minutes they put up a determined fight to overcome the first-leg 2-0 deficit, and Senad Lulic's goal just after the hour mark gave them hope.
But Caner Erkin's powerful equaliser - their first shot on target - ended Italian hopes and put Fener into the final four of a European competition for the first time with a 3-1 aggregate win.
Earlier tonight, Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals despite losing at Rubin Kazan 3-2. The 3-1 result at Stamford Bridge last week proved important as the Blues move on 5-4 on aggregate.