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Rüştü and Şükür star as Belgium fall to Turkey

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 12.02CET
Turkey 2-0 Belgium
The co-hosts bowed out as two Hakan Şükür goals took Turkey through at their expense.
Rüştü and Şükür star as Belgium fall to Turkey
Hakan Şükür knocks out the hosts ©Getty Images

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Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
1

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Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 12.02CET

Rüştü and Şükür star as Belgium fall to Turkey

Turkey 2-0 Belgium
The co-hosts bowed out as two Hakan Şükür goals took Turkey through at their expense.

Turkey's first UEFA European Championship win in six attempts was enough to take them through to the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals at Belgium's expense.

Hakan Şükür did the damage, breaking the deadlock on the cusp of half-time and firing in a second midway through the second period, but the game was as much about the goalkeepers. Rüştü Reçber was imperious for Turkey but at the other end Filip De Wilde had a game to forget, capped by his dismissal six minutes from time after bundling over Arif Erdem.

Belgium went into the game needing a draw to go through to the quarter-finals, yet indicated their attacking intent by including Luc Nilis in the starting lineup for the first time since ending his self-imposed exile. The forward's pace troubled Turkey from the start and as early as the fifth minute he was forcing Rüştü into action.

With strike partner Emile Mpenza also busy, this was the lively start the home team were looking for and Marc Wilmots' relentless drive gave Belgium a platform to control the game. Turkey were getting swamped but they grimly held on, rescued by an offside flag when Mpenza turned in after Rüştü had blocked Bart Goor's pile-driver.

The let-off came just as Turkey were beginning to threaten, successfully moving their markers around to gain space in dangerous areas. Only a sharper instinct near goal prevented them taking the lead as the unorthodox De Wilde came to Belgium's rescue by getting his boot to Arif's drive following a strong run.

Before that Şükür had betrayed his reputation as a ruthless predator by hesitating fatally when Tugay Kerimoğlu released him. Another outstanding chance was badly wasted by Okan. Referee Kim Nielsen was forced to leave the field with a muscle injury and five minutes after replacing him fourth official Günter Benkö was awarding a goal. Şükür was first to a high bouncing ball pumped in from out wide, muscling past one defender before outjumping De Wilde to put Turkey in front.

Belgium poured forward after the restart, and Mpenza twice thought he had equalised with powerful headers but Rüştü's superb reflexes kept Turkey's lead intact. The game was up on 70 minutes when a bout of swift passing released Suat Kaya, who squared for Şükür to ram in his second. Turkey's maiden final win could not have been better timed.

Last updated: 18/01/12 12.50CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Belgium

Belgium

1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
1
De WildeFilip De Wilde (GK)
Red Card84
3
TemizkanoğluOgün Temizkanoğlu (C)
2
DeflandreEric Deflandre
4
Fatih AkyelFatih Akyel
3
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
5
Alpay ÖzalanAlpay Özalan
4
StaelensLorenzo Staelens (C)
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution87
6
VanderhaegheYves Vanderhaeghe
Yellow Card44
7
Okan BurukOkan Buruk
Substitution77
7
WilmotsMarc Wilmots
8
Tugay KerimoğluTugay Kerimoğlu
Substitution37
8
GoorBart Goor
Substitution59
9
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
Goal45
Goal70
9
Emile MpenzaEmile Mpenza
Yellow Card63
11
KorkutTayfun Korkut
Yellow Card50
11
VerheyenGert Verheyen
Substitution63
14
Suat KayaSuat Kaya
16
NilisLuc Nilis
Substitution79
19
ErcanAbdullah Ercan
18
Van KerckhovenNico Van Kerckhoven

Substitutes

12
Ömer ÇatkıçÖmer Çatkıç (GK)
12
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
21
Fevzi TuncayFevzi Tuncay (GK)
13
HerpoelFrédéric Herpoel (GK)
2
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu
Substitution37
5
ClementPhilippe Clement
10
Sergen YalçinSergen Yalçin
10
StruparBranko Strupar
Substitution63
13
ÖzköylüOsman Özköylü
Substitution87
Yellow Card88
14
WalemJohan Walem
15
İzzetMustafa İzzet
15
Jacky PeetersJacky Peeters
16
PenbeErgün Penbe
Substitution77
17
LéonardPhilippe Léonard
17
Oktay DerelioğluOktay Derelioğlu
19
Van MeirEric Van Meir
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
20
De BildeGilles De Bilde
Substitution79
20
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
21
Mbo MpenzaMbo Mpenza
22
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
Substitution59

Coach

Mustafa Denizli (TUR) Robert Waseige (BEL)

Referee

Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Jens Larsen (DEN), Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)

Fourth official

Günter Benkö (AUT)

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