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Germany silence Turkish clamour in Berlin

Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 23.45CET
Germany 3-0 Turkey
Undeterred by a massive Turkish presence in the stands, Germany prevailed with two Miroslav Klose goals and one for Mesut Özil.
by Steffen Potter
from Olympiastadion

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Match statistics

GermanyTurkey

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts20
 
4
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides2
 
2
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed4
 
10
Fouls suffered10
 
4

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 23.45CET

Germany silence Turkish clamour in Berlin

Germany 3-0 Turkey
Undeterred by a massive Turkish presence in the stands, Germany prevailed with two Miroslav Klose goals and one for Mesut Özil.

Two Miroslav Klose goals either side of a Mesut Özil effort gave Germany a comfortable victory in the battle of the UEFA EURO 2012 Group A pacesetters, though Turkey could not fault their support at the Olympiastadion.

Berlin's large Turkish community meant that the sell-out, 74,244-strong crowd was dominated by fans of the visiting team, but Joachim Löw's side never forgot that they were the home side, with their greater attacking endeavour rewarded. Klose headed their opener before half-time, and picked up a second three minutes from the end after Özil had made it 2-0.

With Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arda Turan absent, both sides were without key midfielders but looked no worse for that from the start, playing some stylish, short-passing football. Sami Khedira went close on 12 minutes, but Volkan Demirel caught his effort from a tight angle. The Turkey goalkeeper denied Özil soon afterwards, fending away a low shot following a lovely one-two with Khedira.

Turkey's first real chance came after 36 minutes when a long ball sent Halil Altıntop surging forward, but Holger Badstuber's challenge on the edge of the area denied him a one-on-one with Manuel Neuer. Germany then opened the scoring. Volkan managed to turn a close-range Thomas Müller header on to the crossbar from a Philipp Lahm corner, but the on-rushing Klose had no trouble nodding in the rebound.

Per Mertesacker headed just over in first-half added time, and Toni Kroos and Khedira had further chances just after the break before Neuer produced a world-class save to deny Halil Altıntop after a long, low pass from the right found him unmarked at the far post. Turkey did their best to turn up the heat as the clock ticked down, but inevitably left space for their hosts at the other end.

A warning was sounded as, following a tee-up from Özil, Lukas Podolski squandered a gilt-edged chance, but while Volkan managed to keep Khedira out again from another move, in a quick thrust forward after 79 minutes Lahm picked out Özil, and he coolly slotted home. Turkey's misery was complete when Volkan played the ball straight to Klose three minutes from the end, the striker punishing the slip to the full.

Last updated: 26/10/12 13.32CET

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Quotes

  • Philipp Lahm

    Read more"Of course we would have liked there to have been more German fans, but in the end we were able to celebrate a 3-0 win with those who were here"

  • Hamit Altıntop

    "We are disappointed but we knew we would suffer setbacks. There is always the return match"

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Turkey

Turkey

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
5
WestermannHeiko Westermann
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
Yellow Card45+5
6
KhediraSami Khedira
4
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan
8
ÖzilMesut Özil
Goal79
Substitution90
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu (C)
10
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution86
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal42
Goal87
Substitution90
7
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
13
T. MüllerThomas Müller
14
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
14
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
Substitution24
16
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
20
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
Substitution78
17
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
21
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Substitution63
18
KroosToni Kroos
22
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu

Substitutes

12
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
12
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
4
RietherSascha Riether
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
15
TräschChristian Träsch
Substitution86
9
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution63
19
CacauCacau
Substitution90
10
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
Substitution24
20
BoatengJérôme Boateng
17
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution78
21
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution90
18
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
23
GomezMario Gomez
19
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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