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Turkey take play-off spot

Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 22.42CET
Portugal 1-2 Turkey Turkey confirm themselves as Group 7 winners with a vital away victory.
Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 22.42CET

Turkey take play-off spot

Portugal 1-2 Turkey Turkey confirm themselves as Group 7 winners with a vital away victory.

Turkey secured a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs with a 2-1 away win against Portugal in Group 7.

Well-worked combinations
The home side produced some skilful football, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Quaresma, Hugo Viana, Hélder Postiga, and Tiago combining to threaten the Turkish defence, but Portugal were unable to convert their play into goals, and fell behind in the 36th minute as Turkey launched a swift counterattack and, with Quaresma unable to clear, Kemal Kemal Arslan was on hand to beat Moreira.

Scrambled equaliser
The visitors continued to threaten on the break but the home team drew level nine minutes into the second half as substitute Lourenço headed home a loose ball after a scramble in the Turkish goalmouth.

Halil on target
Portugal continued to press forward in search of a winner, but were caught out again 15 minutes from time as Kemal's pass found Halil Altintop, whose powerful right-foot shot flew into the net for what proved to be the winning goal, silencing the 9,000 home fans.

All to play for
The result meant that Turkey opened an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the section, while Portugal remained in second place with 12 points from six games, one ahead of England, with the two sides meeting in Liverpool on Tuesday - the away side knowing that victory would confirm them as runners-up.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.55CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Turkey

Turkey

1
MoreiraMoreira (GK)
1
RecepBiler Recep (GK)
2
Mário SérgioMário Sérgio
Substitution53
2
SonkayaFatih Sonkaya
Yellow Card32
3
Pinheiro Das NevesPedro Paulo Pinheiro Das Neves
3
Serkan BalcıSerkan Balcı
Yellow Card56
4
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
4
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
5
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa (C)
5
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
6
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
6
Uğur İncemanUğur İnceman
Yellow Card29
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
7
Kemal AslanKemal Aslan (C)
Goal36
Substitution88
8
TiagoTiago
Substitution53
8
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
9
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution79
9
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Goal76
Yellow Card77
Substitution79
10
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
Yellow Card17
Goal55
10
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
11
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
11
SinanKaloglu Sinan
Substitution60

Substitutes

12
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
12
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
13
João PauloJoão Paulo
13
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
14
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Substitution53
14
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution79
15
DannyDanny
15
KartalHüseyin Kartal
Substitution88
Yellow Card89
16
Cândido CostaCândido Costa
16
MahmutErdoğdu Mahmut
17
MakukulaAriza Makukula
Substitution79
17
Beyhan SümerBeyhan Sümer
18
LourençoLourenço
Substitution53
18
Suat UstaSuat Usta
Substitution60

Coach

José Pratas Romão (POR) Raşit Çetiner (TUR)

Referee

Ruud Bossen (NED)

Assistant referees

Jantinus Meints (NED), R. H. Karremans (NED)

Fourth official

Peter Oskam (NED)

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