The official website for European football

Perfect Turkey sink ten-man Hungary

Published: Saturday 8 October 2011, 21.00CET
Turkey 2-1 Hungary
Turkey continued their impressive winning sequence with their fourth Group 7 victory against visitors who were reduced to ten men late on.
Perfect Turkey sink ten-man Hungary
Turkey celebrate their second goal against Hungary ©TFF
Published: Saturday 8 October 2011, 21.00CET

Perfect Turkey sink ten-man Hungary

Turkey 2-1 Hungary
Turkey continued their impressive winning sequence with their fourth Group 7 victory against visitors who were reduced to ten men late on.

Turkey maintained their perfect 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying record with a fourth successive Group 7 victory in Istanbul.

The hosts dominated the match from the off but ultimately had to settle for a narrow margin of victory provided by Alper Potuk's second-half winner, after András Gosztonyi had cancelled out Zsolt Szokol's own goal.

The hosts made all the early running with Şahin Aygüneş and Serdar Aziz  coming close in the opening exchanges, but when Turkey's opening goal came it arrived via the unfortunate Szokol, who could only guide Özgür Çek's corner past his own goalkeeper after 18 minutes.

Raşit Çetiner's side continued to press, Sefa Yılmaz, Özgür and Musa Nizam each passing up presentable goalscoring chances while Şahin was denied by goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi on the stroke of half-time. Turkey were made to pay for their profligacy when András Gosztonyi levelled eight minutes after the interval, and when Şahin was denied once more by Gulácsi, the home side must have feared the worst.

Raşit's charges persisted, however, and again edged ahead when Alper  connected with Özgür's 64th-minute free-kick. Though Ádám Bódi's effort saved by Özkan Karabulut, the game was effectively up for Antal Róth's side once Tamás Tajthy was dismissed for a late foul on Özgür.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.15CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/round=2000192/match=2006914/postmatch/report/index.html#perfect+turkey+sink+hungary

UEFA.com features

Captain Stark on Germany's Under-19 triumph
  • Captain Stark on Germany's Under-19 triumph
  • Sanderson on England and Arsenal return
  • Lyon academy products making the grade
  • Who has won titles in the most European nations?
  • Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
  • Story so far: Real Madrid CF
  • Guingamp magic floors Paris
  • Fenerbahçe great Alex calls time on career
  • Gabbiadini inspires high-flying Sampdoria
  • UEFA Champions League round of 16 classics
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.