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Turkey recover ground with Austria win

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 21.45CET
Turkey 2-0 Austria
Goals from Arda Turan and Gökhan Gönül were enough for Guus Hiddink's men to prevail in Group A on a rainy night in Istanbul.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Turkey recover ground with Austria win
Arda Turan (centre) celebrates his goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyAustria

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
7
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target4
 
6
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides5
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
11

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 29 March 2011, 21.45CET

Turkey recover ground with Austria win

Turkey 2-0 Austria
Goals from Arda Turan and Gökhan Gönül were enough for Guus Hiddink's men to prevail in Group A on a rainy night in Istanbul.

Turkey ended a run of two straight UEFA EURO 2012 Group A defeats without scoring as Arda Turan and Gökhan Gönül made their mark to send Austria home with a 2-0 defeat.

Beaten by Germany and Azerbaijan in their last two qualifiers, Turkey recovered their poise amid heavy rain at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Arda scored after positioning himself cleverly to receive a 28th-minute corner, and Gökhan Gönül made it 2-0 with 12 minutes left. Volkan Demirel saved a penalty from Stefan Maierhofer to cap a fine night for the home side.

A downpour at kick-off did not dampen Turkey's ardour, and Burak Yılmaz beat Jürgen Macho after four minutes, only for his shot to bounce back off the post. The Austria goalkeeper was in action again within minutes as Hamit Altıntop tried his luck on the volley. Arda and Hamit had further chances to score before the former made the breakthrough.

Turkey lowered the tempo for the final minutes of the half, but were doubtless reminded that they might have scored more by coach Hiddink at half-time, emerging for the second period with fire in their bellies. Burak, Arda and Nuri Şahin kept plugging away, but Austria had begun to show some menace when Gökhan Gönül stole through to score Turkey's second.

A consolation goal looked to be in prospect when Austria were awarded a spot kick, but Volkan completed a decent night's work with a save from Maierhofer.

Last updated: 30/03/11 1.03CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Austria

Austria

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
MachoJürgen Macho (GK)
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
2
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
4
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
Yellow Card13
4
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
5
FuchsChristian Fuchs (C)
Yellow Card73
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop (C)
6
Yasin PehlivanYasin Pehlivan
Substitution57
7
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
Goal78
8
AlabaDavid Alaba
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
13
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
10
EkiciMehmet Ekici
Substitution63
14
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
Substitution45
14
Arda TuranArda Turan
Goal28
Substitution89
16
ScharnerPaul Scharner
Yellow Card90+2
17
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
Substitution72
19
HarnikMartin Harnik
Substitution69
20
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
22
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Penalty85

Substitutes

12
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
23
P. GrünwaldPascal Grünwald (GK)
5
Gökhan ZanGökhan Zan
9
HofferErwin Hoffer
Substitution45
9
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution72
11
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Substitution69
13
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
15
OrtlechnerManuel Ortlechner
15
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Substitution89
17
KleinFlorian Klein
16
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution63
Yellow Card83
18
KorkmazÜmit Korkmaz
Substitution57
21
Cenk TosunCenk Tosun
20
LinzRoland Linz

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Dietmar Constantini (AUT)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Martin Wilczek (CZE)

Fourth official

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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