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Turkey crash Czech party to reclaim third place

Published: Saturday 10 October 2015, 22.33CET
Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey
Fatih Terim's team strengthened their case for a play-off spot after two second-half goals saw off the already qualified hosts in Prague.
by Vojtěch Raiman
from Generali Arena

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Match statistics

Czech RepublicTurkey

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)58
 
42
Total attempts10
 
12
on target2
 
3
off target5
 
6
blocked3
 
3
against woodwork0
1
Corners6
 
1
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
19
Fouls suffered18
 
19

Standings

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Published: Saturday 10 October 2015, 22.33CET

Turkey crash Czech party to reclaim third place

Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey
Fatih Terim's team strengthened their case for a play-off spot after two second-half goals saw off the already qualified hosts in Prague.

  • Turkey leapfrog earlier winners the Netherlands and reclaim third place
  • Selçuk İnan penalty is followed by clincher from Hakan Çalhanoğlu
  • Already qualified Czechs stay second, a point behind Iceland
  • Visitors require draw against leaders to seal play-off spot
  • Final games: Netherlands v Czech Republic, Turkey v Iceland (Tuesday)

Czech Republic plans to celebrate last month's UEFA EURO 2016 qualification in front of their home fans were spoiled by a Turkey team with their own qualifying agenda as Fatih Terim's men won 2-0 in Prague on Saturday night.

Second-half goals from Selçuk İnan, with a penalty, and Hakan Çalhanoğlu sufficed for Turkey to regain third place – which the Netherlands had briefly occupied after their earlier victory in Kazakhstan – and move within a point of clinching the play-off berth behind the already qualified Icelanders and Czechs in Group A. Turkey just need a point now from Tuesday's final qualifier at home to Iceland.

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Hakan Çalhanoğlu celebrates his goal

Pavel Vrba's hosts, whose own qualification was secured in Latvia, resisted a lively Turkish opening and both sides soon settled to play one-touch passing football through midfield. Yet despite long-range efforts from Vladimír Darida and Arda Turan, the best chance of the first half arrived as late as the 42nd minute. Josef Šural got on the end of a Pavel Kadeřábek cross but failed to time his header which sailed high and wide.

The eventual breakthrough came 17 minutes into the second period. Filip Novák, a first-time starter for the Czechs, brought down Serdar Aziz and Selçuk beat Czech custodian Tomáš Vaclík from the spot with a low strike into the bottom corner.

Selçuk might have added a second after breaking into the penalty box, the midfielder seeing his drilled attempt hit a post. No matter, as the clinching goal finally arrived in the 79th minute when Hakan's cross-shot after a pass from Arda flew into the net.

Last updated: 08/06/16 19.25CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Turkey

Turkey

16
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
23
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
2
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
2
Şener ÖzbayraklıŞener Özbayraklı
Yellow Card50
5
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
9
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Yellow Card34
Substitution78
4
Serdar AzizSerdar Aziz
12
PavelkaDavid Pavelka
Yellow Card46
5
Hakan ÇalhanoğluHakan Çalhanoğlu
Goal79
17
SuchýMarek Suchý (C)
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Goal62
18
ŠuralJosef Šural
Substitution67
10
Arda TuranArda Turan (C)
Substitution86
19
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
Yellow Card32
Substitution54
14
Oğuzhan ÖzyakupOğuzhan Özyakup
Substitution87
20
NovákFilip Novák
Yellow Card61
16
Ozan TufanOzan Tufan
21
LafataDavid Lafata
17
Cenk TosunCenk Tosun
Substitution64
22
DaridaVladimír Darida
18
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin

Substitutes

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
1
Hayrullah AkyüzHayrullah Akyüz (GK)
23
KoubekTomáš Koubek (GK)
12
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
3
KadlecMichal Kadlec
6
Okay YokuşluOkay Yokuşlu
4
Gebre SelassieTheodor Gebre Selassie
7
Yasin ÖztekinYasin Öztekin
6
KalasTomáš Kalas
9
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
7
NecidTomáš Necid
11
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution86
8
FrýdekMartin Frýdek
13
Emre TaşdemirEmre Taşdemir
10
SkalákJiří Skalák
Substitution54
15
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Substitution87
11
ŠkodaMilan Škoda
Substitution67
19
Mevlüt ErdinçMevlüt Erdinç
13
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
20
Volkan ŞenVolkan Şen
Substitution64
Yellow Card83
14
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution78
21
Olcay ŞahanOlcay Şahan
15
KopicJan Kopic
22
Ersan GülümErsan Gülüm

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Fatih Terim (TUR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)

Fourth official

Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Craig Pawson (ENG), Robert Madley (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution