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Turkey win 2013 opener against Liechtenstein

Published: Friday 25 March 2011, 20.04CET
Turkey 6-1 Liechtenstein
In the first qualifier on the road to Israel 2013, Turkey produced an impressive display to overwhelm their Group 7 opponents.
by Emir Tonguç
from 4 Eylül Stadium
Turkey win 2013 opener against Liechtenstein
Galatasaray AŞ's Emre Çolak was among the scorers for Turkey ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyLiechtenstein

Goals scored6
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
3
Corners7
 
1
Fouls committed8
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Friday 25 March 2011, 20.04CET

Turkey win 2013 opener against Liechtenstein

Turkey 6-1 Liechtenstein
In the first qualifier on the road to Israel 2013, Turkey produced an impressive display to overwhelm their Group 7 opponents.

Turkey's bid to qualify for a first UEFA European Under-21 Championship since 2000 got off to a good start in the opening match of the 2013 competition.

Ali Kuçik headed Turkey in front after 15 minutes and Şahin Aygüneş, Serdar Aziz, impressive playmaker Emre Çolak, Özgür Çek and Savaş Yılmaz added further goals in the Group 7 fixture. Italy, Hungary and the Republic of Ireland will also be involved when the section gets going in earnest in September, but Turkey's impressive display of fast-moving football and skilful wing play has marked them out as contenders.

Kuçik had the first good chance when he was sent through by Çek and rounded Mario Tichy in the Liechtenstein goal. Without room to shoot, he back-heeled the ball to Burak Kaplan, who earned a corner which he took himself and was headed in by Kuçik.

Twice more Kuçik came close before Aygüneş struck the second from distance after 28 minutes and it was three late in the half when Kaplan's crossed free-kick was met by the head of Aziz. The scoring continued ten minutes into the second half when Aygüneş got behind the defence and was fouled in the box by Olcay Gür, Çolak converting from the spot.

On the hour mark visiting captain Niklas Kieber picked up Rony Hanselmann's throw, beat Musa Nizam with a neat swerve and pulled one back with an accurate shot. But nine minutes later Çek produced a fine free-kick with his left foot to make it 5-1 and Yılmaz had the final word, pouncing on a loose ball after Aziz's header was blocked on the line.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/round=2000192/match=2006916/postmatch/report/index.html#turkey+2013+opener

Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
Özkan KarabulutÖzkan Karabulut (GK)
1
TichyMario Tichy (GK)
2
Savaş YılmazSavaş Yılmaz
Goal84
2
F. EberleFabian Eberle
3
Özgür ÇekÖzgür Çek
Goal69
Yellow Card75
3
SprengerPius Sprenger
Substitution73
4
Serdar AzizSerdar Aziz (C)
Goal41
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
Yellow Card38
6
Alper PotukAlper Potuk
Substitution72
5
GürOlcay Gür
7
Şahin AygüneşŞahin Aygüneş
Goal28
Substitution81
6
DuelliChristoph Duelli
Substitution90
8
Burak KaplanBurak Kaplan
7
HanselmannRony Hanselmann (C)
10
Emre ÇolakEmre Çolak
Goal55
8
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
11
Ali KüçikAli Küçik
Goal15
Substitution59
9
N. KieberNiklas Kieber
Goal60
Substitution68
17
Musa NizamMusa Nizam
10
WieserSandro Wieser
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Yellow Card20
11
HeebArmando Heeb

Substitutes

12
Bayram OlgunBayram Olgun (GK)
12
CaluoriDario Caluori (GK)
5
Barış BaşdaşBarış Başdaş
13
SeleMathias Sele
Substitution90
9
Furkan ÖzçalFurkan Özçal
Substitution72
14
BeckClaudio Beck
Substitution73
13
Sefa YılmazSefa Yilmaz
Substitution59
15
BrändleDaniel Brändle
14
Mahmut BozMahmut Boz
16
ÜnlüTolgahan Ünlü
15
Abdülkadir KayalıAbdülkadir Kayalı
17
KaplanSakir Kaplan
Substitution68
16
Cem SultanCem Sultan
Substitution81
18
HercodSteven Hercod

Coach

Raşit Çetiner (TUR) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

István Kovács (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)

Fourth official

Robert Dumitru (ROU)

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