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Sercan gives Turkey a slender lead

Published: Saturday 11 October 2008, 0.01CET
Turkey 1-0 Belarus
Home advantage told with Sercan Yildrim's early goal, but the tie remained wide open as the woodwork saved Belarus from further arrears in Antalya.
Sercan gives Turkey a slender lead
Turkey's Eren Güngör struck the woodwork in Antalya ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyBelarus

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Saturday 11 October 2008, 0.01CET

Sercan gives Turkey a slender lead

Turkey 1-0 Belarus
Home advantage told with Sercan Yildrim's early goal, but the tie remained wide open as the woodwork saved Belarus from further arrears in Antalya.

Turkey will take a narrow lead into the second leg of their qualifying play-off against Belarus after Sercan Yildrim's early goal was enough to earn victory in Antalya.

On the rebound
Hami Mandıralı's team will travel to Borisov on 14 October with the cushion of Sercan's tenth-minute strike at the Mardan Sport Complex. The 18-year-old Bursaspor forward was in the right place to turn in the rebound after Özer Hurmacı's shot had been parried by Belarus keeper Pavel Chesnovski.

Woodwork intervenes
Turkey had opportunities to double their advantage during an increasingly dominant display against Yuri Kurnenin's men. However, Abdullah Durak's 30-metre strike came back off the crossbar after 26 minutes, before Eren Güngör was similarly denied by the woodwork with a second-half header from Özer Hurmacı's corner. Belarus issued occasional reminders of the threat they will carry in Tuesday's return match, with next summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Sweden still within reach of either side.

Positive note
Coach Mandıralı was satisfied with the scoreline, if not by the performance. "I am happy we won but some of the players we had high hopes for, couldn't perform at the level we wanted," he said. "However, it was nice to win and 1-0 is a good result because we didn't concede an away goal. If this Turkey team can show their true selves in the second leg, then we can qualify for the finals."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.24CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Belarus

Belarus

1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
1
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
2
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
Substitution46
2
OsipovichNikolai Osipovich
3
Ferhat ÖztorunFerhat Öztorun
3
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich
4
Orhan ŞamOrhan Şam (C)
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
Yellow Card67
5
Eren GüngörEren Güngör
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
10
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Yellow Card52
Substitution71
10
KomarovskiDmitri Komarovski
Substitution76
11
Aydın KarabulutAydın Karabulut
Substitution52
14
PutiloAnton Putilo
Substitution82
8
DuralAbdullah Dural
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
Yellow Card90+2
9
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
Yellow Card31
17
VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
7
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Goal10
9
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution85
6
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
7
KovelLeonid Kovel
Yellow Card34

Substitutes

14
Serdar KurtuluşSerdar Kurtuluş
Substitution46
12
GomelkoArtem Gomelko (GK)
13
Emre ÖzkanEmre Özkan
5
YanushkevichAleksei Yanushkevich
12
Ufuk CeylanUfuk Ceylan (GK)
13
MaltsevIgor Maltsev
15
Alparslan ErdemAlparslan Erdem
Substitution52
6
GigevichSergei Gigevich
Substitution82
16
Umut KoçinUmut Koçin
16
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
18
Mehmet BatdalMehmet Batdal
11
ChukhleiAndrei Chukhlei
Substitution76
17
Mahmut TekdemirMahmut Tekdemir
Substitution71
8
KuchukAleksei Kuchuk
Substitution85

Coach

Hami Mandirali (TUR) Yury Kurnenin (BLR)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Kai Voss (GER), Josef Maier (GER)

Fourth official

Wolfgang Adam (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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