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Ukraine tamed by Turkey in final friendly

Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 22.45CET
Turkey 2-0 Ukraine
Goals from Caner Erkin and Mustafa Pektemek condemned the co-hosts to defeat in their last friendly before their tournament opener against Sweden.
by Boris Popov
Ukraine tamed by Turkey in final friendly
Turkey's Nuri Şahin (left) vies for possession with Marko Dević of Ukraine ©AFP

Match statistics

TurkeyUkraine

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
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Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 22.45CET

Ukraine tamed by Turkey in final friendly

Turkey 2-0 Ukraine
Goals from Caner Erkin and Mustafa Pektemek condemned the co-hosts to defeat in their last friendly before their tournament opener against Sweden.

A much-changed Ukraine lost their last warm-up game before UEFA EURO 2012, goals from Caner Erkin and Mustafa Pektemek giving Turkey victory in Ingolstadt.

The defeat was Ukraine's second friendly loss in a row after Friday's 3-2 defeat by Austria. Oleh Blokhin had said before the match that the starting XI would not be the same as for their Group D opener against Sweden next Monday, and a makeshift defence was punished either side of half-time.

The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts started well enough, enjoying the majority of possession, but Turkey looked dangerous on the counterattack and struck on the half-hour. Mustafa opened up Ukraine's defence with a pass to Caner, who drove under Andriy Pyatov to open the scoring.

Ukraine looked most likely to reply from set pieces, and Yaroslav Rakitskiy went closest from one of these, heading Olexandr Aliyev's free-kick goalwards only to be denied by Turkey goalkeeper Mert Günok. Blokhin's side were showing plenty of endeavour but it was Turkey who were displaying the threat, and they duly doubled their lead with 20 minutes to go.

Arda Turan was the provider this time, crossing for Mustafa to apply a clinical finish. Andriy Shevchenko had the best chances to raise hopes of a comeback, but he headed just over and then, in the 80th minute, hit the bar with a stinging volley that cannoned away to safety.

 
Last updated: 05/06/12 23.15CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
1
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
2
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution78
2
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution46
3
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Goal30
Substitution66
3
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
4
Hasan Ali KaldırımHasan Ali Kaldırım
Yellow Card62
4
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card72
5
Semih KayaSemih Kaya
Substitution32
5
ButkoBohdan Butko
Substitution64
6
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
6
RotanRuslan Rotan
7
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
7
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
Substitution46
8
Arda TuranArda Turan
Substitution67
8
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Yellow Card25
9
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
9
GarmashDenys Garmash
Substitution46
10
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution84
10
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
11
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
Goal70
Substitution80
11
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak
Substitution32
12
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
Substitution46
13
SararerSercan Sararer
Substitution66
13
NazarenkoSerhiy Nazarenko
Substitution46
14
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution67
14
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
Substitution46
15
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Substitution78
Yellow Card81
15
GusevOleh Gusev
Substitution64
16
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Substitution80
16
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution68
17
Engin BaytarEngin Baytar
Substitution84

Referee

Michael Weiner (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Christoph Bornhorst (GER)

Fourth official

Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)

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