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Last-gasp Sweden beat Turkey to play-offs

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.56CET
Sweden 4-3 Turkey
A goal in the second minute of added time from Oscar Hiljemark secured a play-off place for Sweden in dramatic style.
by Robert Johansson
from Örjans vall
Last-gasp Sweden beat Turkey to play-offs
Kristoffer Olsson scored a hat-trick ©FFF
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.56CET

Last-gasp Sweden beat Turkey to play-offs

Sweden 4-3 Turkey
A goal in the second minute of added time from Oscar Hiljemark secured a play-off place for Sweden in dramatic style.

A goal deep in added time from Oscar Hiljemark secured a UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off place for Sweden.

Before kick-off, Sweden and Turkey both trailed Poland by two points. Sweden could only win the section by beating Turkey and hoping Poland lost in Greece. Poland did lose, but Sweden had a 3-1 lead from Kristoffer Olsson's hat-trick wiped out before Hiljemark secured first place in qualifying Group 7 and a berth in Friday's draw.

"We played as a team, we know anybody could be the decisive player," Hiljemark said while team-mate John Guidetti, dancing in front of media after the game, added: "You think it's over, but you continue to struggle anyway. It helped us today."

The first half was tight and Turkey struck on 29 minutes through a fine Emrah Bassan effort, though Sweden soon equalised after Kiese Thelin headed against the woodwork and Hiljemark's shot was touched in by Olsson. Sweden led just before the hour when Olsson chipped Ömer Kahveci after the Turkey goalkeeper's clearance hit Guidetti.

On 71 minutes Olsson's third seemed to have sealed it, the Arsenal FC midfielder shooting in from outside the box after being set up by Hiljemark. But Turkey fought back and two substitutes brought them level, Kerim Koyunlu volleying superbly over Patrik Carlgren and Enes Ünal, sent clear by Kerim, calmly beating the Sweden No1.

Now Turkey had a chance if they could score again but instead the Sweden captain had the final word, shooting in unmarked two minutes into added time to break the hearts of Greece, who seemed to have clinched the group.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.26CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011506/postmatch/report/index.html#last+gasp+sweden+advance

Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Turkey

Turkey

1
CarlgrenPatrik Carlgren (GK)
1
Ömer KahveciÖmer Kahveci (GK)
2
SsewankamboIsak Ssewankambo
2
Oğuzhan BerberOğuzhan Berber
3
HolménSebastian Holmén
3
Uğur ÇiftçiUğur Çiftçi
Yellow Card41
4
HelanderFilip Helander
4
Ahmet ÇalıkAhmet Çalık
5
KrafthEmil Krafth
Yellow Card87
5
Hakan ÇinemreHakan Çinemre
Yellow Card90+3
6
TibblingSimon Tibbling
Substitution70
6
Alpaslan OzturkAlpaslan Ozturk
7
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark (C)
Goal90+2
7
Emrah BaşsanEmrah Başsan (C)
Goal29
Substitution58
8
LewickiOscar Lewicki
Yellow Card68
8
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
9
OlssonKristoffer Olsson
Goal34
Goal58
Goal71
Substitution90+1
Yellow Card90+3
9
Ömer Ali ŞahinerÖmer Ali Şahiner
Yellow Card55
10
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
Substitution87
10
Muhammet DemirMuhammet Demir
Substitution73
11
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
Yellow Card78
11
Muhammed DemirciMuhammed Demirci
Substitution66

Substitutes

12
LindeAndreas Linde (GK)
12
Ozan ÖzençOzan Özenç (GK)
13
BaffoJoseph Baffo
13
Okan AlkanOkan Alkan
14
KonatePa Konate
14
Okay YokuşluOkay Yokuşlu
15
GustafsonSimon Gustafson
15
Cenk ŞahinCenk Şahin
Substitution58
16
EngvallGustav Engvall
Substitution90+1
16
Atınç NukanAtınç Nukan
17
KhaliliAbdullah Khalili
Substitution87
17
Enes ÜnalEnes Ünal
Substitution66
Goal86
18
KroonSimon Kroon
Substitution70
18
Kerim FreiKerim Frei
Substitution73
Goal84

Coach

Håkan Ericson (SWE) Abdullah Ercan (TUR)

Referee

Kevin Clancy (SCO)

Assistant referees

Alastair Mather (SCO), Stuart Stevenson (SCO)

Fourth official

Andrew Dallas (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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