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Arda late show gives Turkey advantage

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 22.45CET
Turkey 2-1 Kazakhstan
Arda Turan's deflected free-kick six minutes into added time earned ten-man Turkey a dramatic, and potentially crucial, Group A victory.
by Emir Tonguç
from Turk Telekom Arena
Arda late show gives Turkey advantage
Arda Turan was the hero for Turkey against Kazakhstan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyKazakhstan

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts21
 
7
Attempts on target10
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
17
Fouls suffered17
 
19

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 22.45CET

Arda late show gives Turkey advantage

Turkey 2-1 Kazakhstan
Arda Turan's deflected free-kick six minutes into added time earned ten-man Turkey a dramatic, and potentially crucial, Group A victory.

Turkey left it late before earning a dramatic win against Kazakhstan in Istanbul and taking a potentially crucial step towards the UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs.

Arda Turan's deflected free-kick in the sixth minute of added time secured three points for Guus Hiddink's men, who had just lost playmaker Selçuk İnan to a red card. With their victory, Turkey moved a point clear of Group A rivals Belgium, frustrated by a late equaliser in Azerbaijan, and their position in second place looks all the stronger for their game in hand.

If a red card and winning goal in added time were not sufficient drama, Turkey also missed a penalty and had a goal disallowed during a match where they took a first-half lead through Burak Yılmaz before being pegged back by Ulan Konysbaev's 55th-minute equaliser.

The evening almost brought an early goal when Emre Belözğlu was foiled by a goalline clearance and Turkey went close again with a Burak Yılmaz header that flew a whisker wide in the 25th minute. Within six minutes, however, the breakthrough came. Selçuk was the creator, picking out Burak's run into the box with a fine pass which his colleague volleyed home.

It could have been 2-0 after 54 minutes but Kazim Kazim was foiled by Mokin when clean through, and Selçuk missed on the follow-up. Instead, within 60 seconds, Miroslav Beranek's visitors drew level as Ulan Konysbaev, ignoring the two defenders in front of him, beat Volkan Demirel with a lob that went in off the post.

A Mukhtar Mukhtarov handball gave Turkey the chance of a swift reply but Burak, while sending Mokin the wrong way, saw the ball come off the post. Burak then had a goal disallowed, his header ruled out for a foul on Mukhtar Mukhtarov. There were further twists to come, however, as two minutes into added time Selçuk earned a red card for a dangerous challenge on Genrikh Shmidtgal. Turkey were a man down but they had the last laugh, Arda's free-kick deflecting off the Kazakhstan wall and wrongfooting Mokin. They will aim to keep up the momentum in Austria on Tuesday.

Last updated: 03/09/11 0.50CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
12
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
2
KirovAleksandr Kirov
4
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
3
LogvinenkoYuri Logvinenko
Yellow Card76
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu (C)
Substitution60
4
MukhtarovMukhtar Mukhtarov
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Red Card90+2
5
GurmanMark Gurman
10
EkiciMehmet Ekici
Substitution51
6
NurdauletovKairat Nurdauletov (C)
14
Arda TuranArda Turan
Yellow Card79
Goal90+6
8
SchmidtgalHeinrich Schmidtgal
16
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
10
KhairullinMarat Khairullin
Substitution67
17
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
Goal31
Penalty62
11
KonysbaevUlan Konysbaev
Goal55
Substitution86
18
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution82
14
ShakhmetovMarat Shakhmetov
Substitution82
22
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Yellow Card29
17
GridinSergei Gridin

Substitutes

12
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
22
LoginovskiVladimir Loginovski (GK)
7
Çağlar BirinciÇağlar Birinci
7
KukeyevZhambyl Kukeyev
9
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Substitution82
15
NusserbayevTanat Nusserbayev
Substitution86
Yellow Card90+6
13
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
16
BayzhanovMaksat Bayzhanov
Substitution82
15
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
19
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
19
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution51
20
OstapenkoSergei Ostapenko
Substitution67
20
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution60
21
RozhkovMikhail Rozhkov

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Michael Annonier (FRA), Laurent Stien (FRA)

Fourth official

Olivier Thual (FRA)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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