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Turkey stride quickly out of the blocks

Published: Tuesday 31 March 2009, 22.30CET
Republic of Ireland 0-3 Turkey
Turkey began their campaign to reach the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a fine Group 2 victory against the Republic of Ireland.
Turkey stride quickly out of the blocks
Deniz Yılmaz celebrates Turkey's opener ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 31 March 2009, 22.30CET

Turkey stride quickly out of the blocks

Republic of Ireland 0-3 Turkey
Turkey began their campaign to reach the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a fine Group 2 victory against the Republic of Ireland.

Turkey began their campaign to reach the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with an impressive away victory against the Republic of Ireland in Group 2.

Top seeds
The visitors put the disappointment of losing a play-off against Belarus for this summer's finals back in October behind them at Turner's Cross, capitalising on defensive uncertainty to establish a two-goal half-time lead thanks to strikes from Deniz Yılmaz (13) and Emre Özkan (42). Ömer Şişmanoğlu added a fine third goal in added time as Turkey underlined their status as top seeds in a section which also includes Georgia, Switzerland, Armenia and Estonia.

Nolan error
Ireland were initially in the ascendancy but were undone by a mistake from captain Eddie Nolan as his attempted back header to goalkeeper Shane Redmond was too weak and Deniz stole in to put Turkey ahead with a precise finish. Turkey's second came from a corner from the right, Ferhat Kiraz swinging it to Emre who, unchallenged, swivelled and fired the ball high into the net. The final goal was the best of the three, however, Ömer tricking his way past Nolan before beating Redmond from close range.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.20CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Turkey

Turkey

1
RedmondShane Redmond (GK)
1
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK) (C)
2
MoloneyBrendan Moloney
2
Semih KayaSemih Kaya
3
BerminghamIan Bermingham
3
Ferhat BıkmazFerhat Bıkmaz
Yellow Card50
4
NolanEddie Nolan (C)
4
Emre ÖzkanEmre Özkan
Goal40
Yellow Card80
5
DennehyDarren Dennehy
5
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
Yellow Card77
6
MeylerDavid Meyler
Substitution70
6
Jem Paul KaracanJem Paul Karacan
7
JudgeAlan Judge
Substitution81
7
Aydın  YılmazAydın Yılmaz
8
GleesonStephen Gleeson
8
Soner AydoğduSoner Aydoğdu
Substitution42
9
GarvanOwen Garvan
9
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
10
SheridanCillian Sheridan
10
Deniz YılmazDeniz Yılmaz
Goal13
Substitution56
11
O'SheaJames O'Shea
Substitution73
11
Ferhat KirazFerhat Kiraz
Substitution70

Substitutes

16
HendersonStephen Henderson (GK)
12
Cenk GönenCenk Gönen (GK)
12
SpillaneMichael Spillane
13
Tunay AcarTunay Acar
14
FaganChristy Fagan
Substitution81
14
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
15
CareyGraham Carey
Substitution73
15
Murat CeylanMurat Ceylan
Substitution42
17
O'TooleJohn Joe O'Toole
16
Güray VuralGüray Vural
18
McCarthyJames McCarthy
Substitution70
17
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution70
18
Ömer ŞişmanoğluÖmer Şişmanoğlu
Substitution56
Goal90+1

Coach

Donald Givens (IRL) Hami Mandirali (TUR)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krassimir Kerezov (BUL), Ivan Valchev (BUL)

Fourth official

Georgi Ignatov (BUL)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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