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Arda strike condemns Belgium to defeat

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.00CET
Turkey 3-2 Belgium
The hosts registered their second Group A win at the expense of ten-man Belgium.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Arda strike condemns Belgium to defeat
Belgium's Jan Verthongen (left) holds off Hamit Altıntop ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyBelgium

Goals scored3
 
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts11
 
5
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides0
3
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed11
 
19
Fouls suffered18
 
9

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.00CET

Arda strike condemns Belgium to defeat

Turkey 3-2 Belgium
The hosts registered their second Group A win at the expense of ten-man Belgium.

Arda Turan's goal 12 minutes from time prevented ten-man Belgium from claiming their first point of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

Daniel Van Buyten gave the visitors the lead in a captivating Group A contest just before the half-hour mark in Istanbul. Hamit Altıntop levelled three minutes after the break and Fenerbahçe SK striker Semih Şentürk – on his home ground – put the hosts ahead only for Van Buyten to head an equaliser for a Belgium side already a man down through Vincent Kompany's dismissal. Arda, however, struck the decisive blow with a deflected effort from the edge of the area, ensuring Turkey built on their opening-day defeat of Kazakhstan.

Beaten by Germany on Friday, Georges Leekens'  Belgium looked in store for a long night as, with Arda a menace down the left, Tuncay Şanlı threatened with a header after 15 minutes. Yet Van Buyten stunned the home crowd after 28 minutes, heading in Toby Alderweireld's corner, and the hosts then survived a header against the woodwork as Belgium threatened to double their lead before the break.

If Guus Hiddink had told his players to be patient it certainly paid off for Hamit restored parity soon after the restart, scoring at the second attempt after his initial shot had been kept out by Logan Bailly.
With the hosts in the ascendency and the crowd behind them, Belgium required composure but were reduced to ten men after 64 minutes when Kompany received a second yellow card for fouling Tuncay on the edge of the box.

No sooner had Kompany departed than Semih gave Hiddink's side the lead, controlling Hamit's low, right-wing cross neatly on his thigh and slotting past Bailly. Van Buyten responded by heading in his second in the 69th minute after goalkeeper Onur Kıvrak came out and missed Kevin Mirallas' free-kick but Arda had the final say when he fired in from Gökhan Gönül's pass.

Last updated: 08/09/10 0.08CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Belgium

Belgium

1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
1
BaillyLogan Bailly (GK)
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
2
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
Yellow Card90+3
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
3
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
Goal28
Yellow Card45+2
Goal69
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu (C)
Yellow Card32
4
KompanyVincent Kompany
Yellow Card40
Red Card64
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Goal48
5
VermaelenThomas Vermaelen (C)
10
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
Substitution82
6
SimonsTimmy Simons
14
Arda TuranArda Turan
Goal78
7
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Substitution82
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
8
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
17
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan
9
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution76
18
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution46
10
FellainiMarouane Fellaini
22
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution73
11
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Substitution64

Substitutes

12
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
13
GilletJean-François Gillet (GK)
7
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
Substitution73
12
CimanLaurent Ciman
8
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
14
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
9
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution46
Goal66
15
DefourSteven Defour
11
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
16
HazardEden Hazard
Substitution82
16
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution82
Yellow Card90+1
17
WitselAxel Witsel
Substitution76
19
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
18
MirallasKevin Mirallas
Substitution64

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Georges Leekens (BEL)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Primož Arhar (SVN), Marko Stančin (SVN)

Fourth official

Slavko Vinčić (SVN)

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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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