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Turkey take over in second

Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 19.07CET
Turkey 4-0 Albania Rasit Çetiner's team climb to second place in Group 2 with a stylish success.
Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 19.07CET

Turkey take over in second

Turkey 4-0 Albania Rasit Çetiner's team climb to second place in Group 2 with a stylish success.

By Türker Tozar

Turkey climbed into second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 with an emphatic 4-0 victory against Albania at the Ali Sami Yen stadium.

Early strikes
Kayserispor midfield player Mehmet Topuz gave Turkey the lead when he headed in Sabri Sarioglu's right-wing cross in the 12th minute. Eleven minutes later it was 2-0 as Ibrahim Akin advanced from the halfway line and found Karsiyaka striker Gökhan Kaba, who doubled his side's advantage.

Turkish dominance
Having dominated the first half, Turkey continued to control the match in the second period, with Sabri's fine chip rebounding off the crossbar four minutes after half-time. Five minutes later it was three, Gökhan winning a penalty as he was brough down inside the area by the Albanian goalkeeper, and Ibrahim Akin duly converted the spot-kick. Seconds before the final whistle, substitute Bilal Kisa rounded off a fine win with a powerful long-range shot.

Tuesday matches
Turkey therefore moved above Ukraine, who did not play today, and on to eleven points from six matches. Rasit Çetiner's team next travel to Georgia on Tuesday while Albania, who remained fifth in the standings, next visit Greece, also on 29 March.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.33CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Albania

Albania

1
FevziElmas Fevzi (GK)
Substitution66
1
LlaniErvin Llani (GK)
2
Tayfun CoraTayfun Cora
2
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
Substitution75
3
Fahri TatanFahri Tatan
5
MucaAlban Muca
4
Ali TuranAli Turan
4
NdrekaHenry Ndreka
5
YoldasMuhammed Yoldas
8
CazzaMetlem Cazza
Substitution67
6
MahmutErdoğdu Mahmut (C)
9
XhihaniParid Xhihani
Substitution65
7
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Goal11
10
BoshnjakuDenis Boshnjaku (C)
8
Adem KoçakAdem Koçak
Goal23
13
HallaçiRahman Hallaçi
9
KabaGökhan Kaba
Substitution64
14
SalihiHamdi Salihi
10
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
16
TetovaEdlir Tetova
11
İbrahim Akınİbrahim Akın
Goal53
Substitution75
17
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka

Substitutes

12
Volkan ÜnlüVolkan Ünlü (GK)
Substitution66
12
GjondedaEraldi Gjondeda (GK)
13
KeremSeras Kerem
11
LlakajOlsi Llakaj
Substitution75
14
AltinCaner Altin
15
MileVangjel Mile
16
Bilal KisaBilal Kisa
Substitution75
Goal90+2
3
XhyraKlement Xhyra
17
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
6
BarkaEhiliano Barka
Substitution67
18
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Substitution64
7
MadoBlevar Mado
Substitution65
18
BegaBesmir Bega

Coach

Raşit Çetiner (TUR) Hasan Lika (ALB)

Referee

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Assistant referees

Vincent Despiegeleer (BEL), Bart Van De Weghe (BEL)

Fourth official

Stéphane Breda (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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