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Germany defeat harms Turkey's case

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.51CET
Turkey 1-3 Germany
Guus Hiddink's side are no longer in charge of their destiny in Group A with the visitors maintaining their 100% record in qualifying.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from Turk Telekom Arena

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Match statistics

TurkeyGermany

Goals scored1
 
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
16
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
6
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
10
Offsides4
 
6
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.51CET

Germany defeat harms Turkey's case

Turkey 1-3 Germany
Guus Hiddink's side are no longer in charge of their destiny in Group A with the visitors maintaining their 100% record in qualifying.

Goals from Mario Gomez and Thomas Müller followed by a Bastian Scheinwsteiger penalty maintained Germany's flawless record in UEFA EURO 2012 Group A, with Hakan Balta on target for Turkey.

Turkey might have sealed second place in the section and a play-off place in Istanbul, but were chasing the game after Gomez put the visitors ahead on the break. Müller's strike did not kill off the home side's resistance, with Hakan Balta's goal 11 minutes from the end restoring some hope, but the writing was on the wall when Schweinsteiger finished from the spot.

Turkey looked to go for the throat from the off, with Hamit Altıntop, Arda Turan and Selçuk Inan eager to provide the ammunition for in-form striker Burak Yılmaz. Selçuk set up Altıntop for a fifth-minute chance but Manuel Neuer swatted it wide. Hiddink's men were eager to make it a physical encounter but Germany's passing proved to be irresistible.

After Selçuk failed to make the most of a chance, the ball moved at lightning speed upfield and the hitherto invisible Gomez finished to make it 1-0 on 35 minutes.

Germany were to see more of the ball after the break, with Turkey forced to play increasingly on the counterattack. Burak looked to profit from one such break on 58 minutes but could not outpace Jérôme Boateng. Gomez and Müller had further opportunities, however, and the latter made it 2-0 with a shot from just outside the box as Neuer's long clearance caused chaos in the Turkey defence.

The 50,000-strong crowd were revived after Hakan Balta converted Gökhan Gönül's cross, and the closing minutes looked set to be tough for Germany, but Gökhan's foul on Müller then set up Schweinsteiger to kill the game off when he converted from the spot. Turkey now trail second-ranked Belgium by a point going into their final game against Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Last updated: 26/10/12 13.32CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Germany

Germany

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
6
KhediraSami Khedira
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
Goal79
7
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Goal86
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop (C)
Yellow Card61
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution62
7
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
13
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Goal66
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution46
14
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Yellow Card55
14
Arda TuranArda Turan
Substitution70
16
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
Substitution86
17
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
17
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
19
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution90
19
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
20
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution73
22
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
23
GomezMario Gomez
Goal35

Substitutes

12
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
12
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
4
Gökhan ZanGökhan Zan
2
RolfesSimon Rolfes
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
3
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
Substitution73
9
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Substitution86
5
HummelsMats Hummels
16
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution62
18
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution70
18
CacauCacau
20
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution46
21
ReusMarco Reus
Substitution90

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Darren Cann (ENG), Michael Mullarkey (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

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  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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