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Belarussian spirit too strong for Turkey

Published: Wednesday 15 October 2008, 0.45CET
Belarus 2-0 Turkey (agg: 2-1)
Strikes either side of the interval from Mikhail Sivakov and Igor Shitov overturned Turkey's first-leg lead and sent Yuri Kurnenin's men to Sweden.
by Denis Orlov
Belarussian spirit too strong for Turkey
Orhan Sam of Turkey vies for possession with Belarus's Sergei Gigevich ©Pressball

Match statistics

BelarusTurkey

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Wednesday 15 October 2008, 0.45CET

Belarussian spirit too strong for Turkey

Belarus 2-0 Turkey (agg: 2-1)
Strikes either side of the interval from Mikhail Sivakov and Igor Shitov overturned Turkey's first-leg lead and sent Yuri Kurnenin's men to Sweden.

Belarus overturned a slender first-leg deficit to beat Turkey and qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Comeback win
Trailing to Sercan Yildrim's goal in Antalya last Friday, Yuri Kurnenin's team fought back to win the tie courtesy of strikes either side of half-time from Mikhail Sivakov and Igor Shitov. The 2-0 second-leg victory in Borisov sent the hosts to the final tournament in Sweden next June.

Deadlock broken
As well as being a goal in arrears, Belarus also had to deal with the absences of first-leg starters Anton Putilo – called up to the senior team – and the suspended Sergei Kislyak. Yet, after a quiet start to the game, they managed to find the breakthrough six minutes before the interval when Sivakov headed in Sergei Gigevich's corner from close range. Turkey were boosted by the inclusion of Serdar Kurtuluş, Ceyhun Gülselam, Caner Erkin and Aydın Yılmaz from the full national squad, but by the beginning of the second half they were struggling to stay in the match.

Crucial strike
When Andrei Chukhlei was denied in a one-on-one with visiting keeper Onur Recep Kivrak, Belarus right-back Shitov was first to the rebound to fire the ball just under the crossbar and in. The second home score turned the tide in the game, as Hami Mandıralı's men went in search of an away goal. However, they found an immovable object in Belarus keeper Pavel Chesnovski. He made a number of fine saves, before Turkish frustration was capped by Eren Güngör's 85th-minute dismissal for a professional foul on substitute Vladimir Yurchenko. Aleksandr Volodko might even have salted the wound with a late goal but for the excellence of custodian Recep Kivrak.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.23CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Turkey

Turkey

1
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
2
OsipovichNikolai Osipovich
2
Orhan ŞamOrhan Şam (C)
Yellow Card34
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
Yellow Card25
Goal53
3
Ferhat ÖztorunFerhat Öztorun
3
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich
5
Eren GüngörEren Güngör
Red Card84
5
YanushkevichAleksei Yanushkevich
Substitution63
4
Ceyhun GülselamCeyhun Gülselam
14
VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Yellow Card44
6
Serdar KurtuluşSerdar Kurtuluş
6
GigevichSergei Gigevich
Substitution68
7
Aydın  YılmazAydın Yılmaz
9
KrivetsSergei Krivets
8
DuralAbdullah Dural
Yellow Card35
Substitution67
18
ChukhleiAndrei Chukhlei
Substitution79
10
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution56
15
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Goal39
Yellow Card45
9
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
10
KomarovskiDmitri Komarovski (C)
11
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution46

Substitutes

22
GomelkoArtem Gomelko (GK)
12
Ufuk CeylanUfuk Ceylan (GK)
16
SachivkoAleksandr Sachivko
Substitution63
14
Alparslan ErdemAlparslan Erdem
13
MaltsevIgor Maltsev
Substitution68
17
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
11
AfanasievMikhail Afanasiev
18
Barış MemişBarış Memiş
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+1
7
YurchenkoVladimir Yurchenko
Substitution79
15
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
8
KuchukAleksei Kuchuk
16
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Substitution67
17
GavryushkoAleksandr Gavryushko
13
Mehmet BatdalMehmet Batdal
Substitution56

Coach

Yury Kurnenin (BLR) Hami Mandirali (TUR)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Erik Bergsten (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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