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On this day: 25 June

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 9.40CET
Today marks the anniversary of the Netherlands' 1988 final triumph yet we focus on the 2008 semi-finals when Germany gave Turkey a taste of their own medicine.

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Published: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 9.40CET

On this day: 25 June

Today marks the anniversary of the Netherlands' 1988 final triumph yet we focus on the 2008 semi-finals when Germany gave Turkey a taste of their own medicine.

Germany 3-2 Turkey
(Schweinsteiger 26, Klose 79, Lahm 90; Uğur 22, Semih 86)
2008 semi-finals, Basel

A 90th-minute strike from Philipp Lahm sent Germany into the UEFA EURO 2008 final and ended the march of a brave Turkey side who were unable to summon one last dramatic equaliser.

Semih Şentürk had already brought Turkey to the brink of extra time with an 86th-minute strike, yet Lahm's super finish finally flattened Fatih Terim's team. For once, they had led first, through Uğur Boral's opener, only for Bastian Schweinsteiger to quickly equalise before Miroslav Klose wrested the initiative 11 minutes from time. Semih revived his lifesaver act, yet there was still time for Lahm to deliver the knockout punch.

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Other EURO fixtures on 25 June
1988 final: Netherlands 2-0 USSR
2000 quarter-finals: Spain 1-2 France
2000 quarter-finals: Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia
2004 quarter-finals: France 0-1 Greece

Last updated: 25/06/14 9.53CET

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