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Portugal into semis at expense of ten-man Turkey

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 12.11CET
Turkey 0-2 Portugal
Nuno Gomes scored twice to down a Turkey team down to ten men for over an hour.
Portugal into semis at expense of ten-man Turkey
Nuno Gomes salutes the crowd after scoring twice against Turkey ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyPortugal

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 12.11CET

Portugal into semis at expense of ten-man Turkey

Turkey 0-2 Portugal
Nuno Gomes scored twice to down a Turkey team down to ten men for over an hour.

Portugal displayed the full majesty of their attacking talent to easily dispose of Turkey in Amsterdam and book a semi-final place.

Two goals either side of half-time from Nuno Gomes sealed victory, but the last-eight tie ultimately hinged on the 29th-minute dismissal of Alpay Özalan. The defender was punished for lashing out at Fernando Couto and though Turkey battled – Arif Erdem had a penalty saved at 1-0 – his departure was terminal.

Portugal were swiftly into their stride, keeping the ball moving and encouraging Luís Figo and Rui Costa to dart in from the flanks. As play built up, the FC Barcelona winger was increasingly found infield, linking with colleagues or popping up to inflict his mastery on an opponent. His eighth-minute cross only just evaded Nuno Gomes.

Turkey were battling hard for a foothold, chiefly through Okan Buruk, but they were mere pauses in Portugal's flow. A Figo cross landed perilously close to the far upright with Rüştü Reçber watching its flight with concern. Then a great move involving five players ended with Rui Costa having his shot blocked. Figo's 19th-minute corner brought the best chance so far.

The ball skimmed off a defender and left Costinha with a glorious opening at the far post. He could not seize control quickly enough, giving Rüştü the opportunity to get down and pull off a splendid save. Ogün Temizkanoğlu's free-kick enabled Hakan Şükür, who shrugged off a knock to start, to send in a header that failed to test Vítor Baía.

Turkey were at last imposing themselves but a moment of madness from Alpay, upfield for a corner, ended that. Portugal capitalised before the interval, as Rui Costa and Figo combined skilfully down the right and Nuno Gomes did well to twist and put away his header. More drama followed as Couto brought down Arif Erdem. Arif's poorly-hit penalty was comfortably saved by Vítor Baía.

Most of the second half was played out in the Turkey half and Portugal extended their lead on 56 minutes when Figo broke down the right before squaring a beautiful ball for Nuno Gomes to tap in. Nuno Gomes could have had two more goals, maybe three, as Turkey were pegged further and further back. In the end, it was as comprehensive as a 2-0 victory could be.

Last updated: 17/01/12 14.04CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Portugal

Portugal

1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
1
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK) (C)
2
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu
2
Jorge CostaJorge Costa
3
TemizkanoğluOgün Temizkanoğlu (C)
Yellow Card82
Substitution84
5
CoutoFernando Couto
Yellow Card37
4
Fatih AkyelFatih Akyel
7
Luís FigoLuís Figo
5
Alpay ÖzalanAlpay Özalan
Red Card30
8
João PintoJoão Pinto
Yellow Card29
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution62
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
Yellow Card39
Substitution87
7
Okan BurukOkan Buruk
Yellow Card32
Substitution62
11
ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
9
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
13
DimasDimas
11
KorkutTayfun Korkut
15
CostinhaCostinha
Yellow Card41
Substitution46
16
PenbeErgün Penbe
17
Paulo BentoPaulo Bento
20
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
Yellow Card56
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
Goal44
Goal56
Substitution70

Substitutes

12
Ömer ÇatkıçÖmer Çatkıç (GK)
12
Pedro EspinhaPedro Espinha (GK)
21
Fevzi TuncayFevzi Tuncay (GK)
22
QuimQuim (GK)
10
Sergen YalçınSergen Yalçın
Substitution84
3
Rui JorgeRui Jorge
13
ÖzköylüOsman Özköylü
4
VidigalVidigal
14
Suat KayaSuat Kaya
Substitution62
6
Paulo SousaPaulo Sousa
Substitution46
Yellow Card60
15
İzzetMustafa İzzet
9
Sá PintoSá Pinto
Substitution70
17
Oktay DerelioğluOktay Derelioğlu
Substitution62
16
BetoBeto
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
18
PauletaPauleta
19
ErcanAbdullah Ercan
19
CapuchoCapucho
Substitution87
22
Ümit DavalaÜmit Davala

Coach

Mustafa Denizli (TUR) Humberto Coelho (POR)

Referee

Dick Z.G. Jol (NED)

Assistant referees

Jaap J.N. Pool (NED), Roland Van Nylen (BEL)

Fourth official

Markus Merk (GER)

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