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Turkey held up in Moldova

Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.40CET
Moldova 1-1 Turkey Minnows Moldova dealt Fatih Terim's team's qualification hopes a significant blow as they held them to a draw in Chisinau.

Match statistics

MoldovaTurkey

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
8
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners1
 
5
Fouls committed24
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.40CET

Turkey held up in Moldova

Moldova 1-1 Turkey Minnows Moldova dealt Fatih Terim's team's qualification hopes a significant blow as they held them to a draw in Chisinau.

Moldova dealt Turkey's UEFA EURO 2008™ hopes a major blow as they held Fatih Terim's team to a 1-1 draw in Chisinau, the visitors needing a second-half equaliser to salvage even a point.

Goalkeeping heroics
The home side began the game with their aspirations of finishing in the top two in Group C all but over, yet this did not stop them giving a performance of real passion. Viorel Frunza secured a shock lead in the eleventh minute when he directed a glancing header past Hakan Arıkan, although from then onwards it was his opposite number, Nicolai Calancea, who took centre stage. The Moldova No1 made a string of stunning saves and if substitute Ümit Karan beat him just after the hour, he held firm to earn a point and dent Turkey's chances.

Shock start
Terim's team had started the day third in the section, level with second-placed Norway on 17 points and with a game in hand. They enjoyed much of the early running at the Zimbru Stadium. Mehmet Topuz blazed a free-kick over and Selcuk Inan tried his luck from range, only for Moldova to break the shackles in style when Frunza headed in Nicolae Josan's cross. The hosts were soon back on the defensive, with Calancea being called upon to keep out Gökhan Zan's header – it was not the last time the keeper would be needed.

Turkey miss
He did superbly just before the break, when Frunza could only nod Selcuk Inan's set-piece into the path of Gökhan Ünal, who met the ball with a volley that Calancea somehow saved with his legs. He could do nothing about the equaliser on 63 minutes, however, as Topuz's pinpoint centre was converted by Ümit Karan with a diving header. Turkey went all out for a winner yet Emre Belözoglu had a free-kick tipped over before Gökhan Zan guided a header wide with the goal at his mercy. It summed up the visitors' night.

Last updated: 14/10/07 1.48CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Turkey

Turkey

12
CalanceaNicolae Calancea (GK)
12
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
Substitution17
4
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
2
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
Yellow Card65
4
Gökhan ZanGökhan Zan
Yellow Card29
3
SavinovAlexei Savinov
3
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez
7
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu (C)
9
BordianVitalie Bordian
6
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
5
JosanNicolae Josan
7
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
11
ZmeuDenis Zmeu
Substitution67
14
Arda TuranArda Turan
Substitution69
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
Substitution89
25
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution46
6
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc (C)
17
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
10
FrunzăViorel Frunză
Goal11
Substitution86
18
Gökhan ÜnalGökhan Ünal

Substitutes

1
S. PaşcencoSerghei Paşcenco (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
Substitution17
17
CalincovDenis Calincov
Substitution86
8
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
Substitution46
Goal63
16
Se. NamascoSerghei Namasco
Substitution67
9
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
18
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
10
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
14
OlexicGhenadie Olexic
Substitution89
11
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Substitution69
15
BulgaruSemion Bulgaru
16
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
21
OrbuGhenadie Orbu
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık

Coach

Igor Dobrovolski (RUS) Fatih Terim (TUR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Darren Cann (ENG), David Bryan (ENG)

Fourth official

Michael Riley (ENG)

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