Not since Adolf Hitler decided the German army should invade Russia in World War II has one man so inadequately set up his men for a foreign mission than how Andre Villas-Boas did for his Tottenham Hotspur team out in Italy on Thursday night.
As comparisons go, a bit over the top perhaps. The Tottenham manager's lineup and tactics in taking on Inter Milan were just that misguided though, just that perplexing. Disappointing from a manager who has done so much great work in recent months.
After losing 4-1, drawing 4-4 on aggregate, the Premier League club progressed to the quarterfinals on away goals. It was a close call to say the least. Villas-Boas will be breathing a sigh of relief if Spurs are are in Friday's draw and will be hopeful it has not taken too much out of them ahead of Fulham on Sunday.
After 120 minutes plus of action in the San Siro, here are some things learned from an eventful night of Europa League football.