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Mehmet sparks Turkish joy

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.31CET
Turkey 3-2 Denmark The Danes fought back from 2-0 down but were powerless to prevent Mehmet Çakir heading an added-time winner.
by Türker Tozar
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.31CET

Mehmet sparks Turkish joy

Turkey 3-2 Denmark The Danes fought back from 2-0 down but were powerless to prevent Mehmet Çakir heading an added-time winner.

Turkey ended Denmark's unbeaten status in Group 2 by recording a thrilling 3-2 victory at the Ali Sami Yen stadium.

Mehmet winner
Denmark looked to have salvaged a point after fighting back from two goals down, only for Mehmet Çakir to spark local joy with a winner in added time. Maximum points moved Turkey up to third with 17 points, three points fewer than Ukraine who they meet in Kiev on Tuesday. The Danes still look well placed to advance with a three-point advantage and a game in hand.

Superb opener
Malatyaspor midfielder Bilal Kisa put Turkey in front on 35 minutes with a superb left-footed effort from an acute angle, before Fenerbahçe SK striker Semih Sentürk doubled the lead as half-time approached. Jacob Sørensen pulled one back to give Denmark hope on 59 minutes and ten minutes later Kasper Lorentzen restored parity.

Critical goal
However, any hopes Denmark harboured of preserving their unbeaten run were vanquished when Mehmet scored with a header in the third minute of added time - a goal which could prove critical in this tight section.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Denmark

Denmark

1
FevziElmas Fevzi (GK)
1
EllegaardKevin Stuhr Ellegaard (GK)
2
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
2
TroestJonas Troest
3
Fahri TatanFahri Tatan (C)
Substitution68
4
Mar. JensenMartin Jensen
Substitution51
4
Can AratCan Arat
3
AndreasenLeon Andreasen
5
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
5
HøghNicolai Høgh
6
TeberErgün Teber
6
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
7
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution89
7
KamperJonas Kamper
8
Adem KoçakAdem Koçak
8
WürtzRasmus Würtz (C)
9
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
9
Jacob SørensenJacob Sørensen
Goal58
Substitution77
10
KisaBilal Kisa
Yellow Card35
Goal35
Substitution76
10
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
Goal68
11
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Goal42
11
M. RasmussenMorten Rasmussen
Substitution54

Substitutes

12
Tolga ZenginTolga Zengin (GK)
16
T. RasmussenTheis Rasmussen (GK)
13
CogunMehmet Cogun
Substitution68
12
CagaraDennis Cagara
14
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
13
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
Substitution51
15
MahmutErdoğdu Mahmut
14
ThygesenMikkel Thygesen
Substitution77
16
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın
Substitution76
15
KielstrupSteffen Kielstrup
17
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
17
BræmerSimon Bræmer
18
CakirMehmet Cakir
Substitution89
Goal90+2
18
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Substitution54

Coach

Reha Kapsal (TUR) Flemming Serritslev (DEN)

Referee

Bruno Paixão (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Pedro Jorge Carvalheiro Henriques (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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