We're here! This is your live match thread and lineups for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, first leg match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. The lineups are out, and the two barely fit guys that I identified as x-factors, Tom Huddlestone and Gonzalo Higuain, both start on the bench. There are no surprises from either team, as both Harry Redknapp and Jose Mourinho have picked almost exactly the teams we would have guessed they were going to pick. So, the match will be decided with individual performances and adjustments, not by any strokes of stupidity or brilliance before the game even starts. Here are your lineups.
Real Madrid lineup (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Marcelo, Pepe, Carvalho, Ramos; Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Özil, Ronaldo; Adebayor
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-4-1-1): Gomes; Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Gallas, Corluka; Bale, Modric, Sandro, Lennon; van der Vaart, Crouch
The game starts at 2:45 pm ET and can be seen in the United States on Fox Soccer Channel. COYS!