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Altintop leads Turkey comeback

Published: Thursday 29 March 2007, 0.30CET
Turkey 2-2 Norway Two Hamit Altintop free-kicks, the second in the last minute, kept Group C leaders Turkey one point clear in their section.
Altintop leads Turkey comeback
Hamit Altıntop was on target for Turkey ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyNorway

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners3
 
4
Fouls committed7
 
24
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Thursday 29 March 2007, 0.30CET

Altintop leads Turkey comeback

Turkey 2-2 Norway Two Hamit Altintop free-kicks, the second in the last minute, kept Group C leaders Turkey one point clear in their section.

Turkey fought back from two goals down to gain a dramatic draw against Norway that keeps them top of UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group C.

Altıntop heroics
Having won 4-1 in Greece on Saturday, Turkey were three points clear before today's games, while Norway were still reeling from losing at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Although the Turkish lead is now down to one point after their 100 per cent winning record ended, the two late Hamit Altıntop free-kicks that cancelled out Simon Brenne and Martin Andresen's first-half efforts will give Turkey further confidence.

Advantage Norway
The match was played behind closed doors in Frankfurt as Turkey completed their three-game stadium ban following incidents after their FIFA World Cup play-off against Switzerland in November 2005. Norway seemed the more at home and Brenne shot just wide early on before Thorstein Helstad headed over the bar. On 31 minutes Åge Hareide's side were in front as Fredrik Strømstad on the right found Brenne and he rounded Volkan Demirel and fired in. Nine minutes later it was two. Helstad launched a counterattack and laid the ball off to John Carew, who played in Andresen, and the Norway captain drove in from the edge of the box.

Comeback begins
With Greece beating Malta to close in on Turkey, the leaders needed to rally after the interval and within three minutes Gökdeniz Karadeniz had fired a shot against the upright. Altıntop then forced a save from Thomas Myhre before, with 18 minutes remaining, his free-kick slipped under the grasp of the goalkeeper and into the net. Myhre then frustrated Emre Belözoglu, yet in added time another Altıntop set-piece again caught him out and Turkey had their point. On 2 June they go to Bosnia-Herzegovina, who are six points off the pace just like Norway, who host Malta on the same day.

Last updated: 29/03/07 18.11CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Norway

Norway

23
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
MyhreThomas Myhre (GK)
25
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
6
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
3
HagenErik Hagen
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
Yellow Card44
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
22
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Goal72
Goal90
34
StorbækJarl André Storbæk
11
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Substitution45
7
StrømstadFredrik Strømstad
6
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
Goal40
10
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Substitution79
22
HæstadKristofer Hæstad
Substitution57
7
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
30
BrenneSimen Brenne
Goal31
Yellow Card62
Substitution85
20
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür (C)
Substitution90+3
32
HelstadThorstein Helstad
Substitution63
17
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
10
CarewJohn Carew

Substitutes

12
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
23
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
5
Tugay KerimoğluTugay Kerimoğlu
17
RambekkAnders Rambekk
8
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
13
KippeFrode Kippe
14
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
39
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
Substitution57
Yellow Card59
15
Hüseyin ÇimşirHüseyin Çimşir
Substitution90+3
31
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
Substitution63
16
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
Substitution45
36
NevlandErik Nevland
Substitution85
26
Mehmet YıldızMehmet Yıldız
Substitution79
24
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR) Åge Hareide (NOR)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Griselli (ITA), Paolo Calcagno (ITA)

Fourth official

Paolo Dondarini (ITA)

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