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Turkey overcome Greece to move top of Group 7

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 21.45CET
Turkey 1-0 Greece
Musa Çağıran's 11th-minute goal earned Turkey their second victory in qualifying Group 7 and condemned the visitors to a first defeat.
Turkey overcome Greece to move top of Group 7
Turkey captain Musa Çağıran (No16) enjoys his goal with Oğuzhan Berber ©Emir Tonguç

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Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 21.45CET

Turkey overcome Greece to move top of Group 7

Turkey 1-0 Greece
Musa Çağıran's 11th-minute goal earned Turkey their second victory in qualifying Group 7 and condemned the visitors to a first defeat.

Turkey made it three games unbeaten in qualifying Group 7 with a narrow success against neighbours Greece in Antalya to move top of the section.

Abdullah Ercan's men continued their resurgence following an opening loss to Poland as Musa Çağıran got the only goal 11 minutes in. The hosts had chances to extend their advantage but settled for a slender victory ahead of Tuesday's home fixture with Poland.

Ömer Ali Şahiner tested visiting keeper Sokratis Dioudis early on, but the Greece No1 could do nothing shortly afterwards when the Turkey captain powerfully drove in from just outside the area. Nikos Karelis was then prevented from equalising as Aykut Özer showed sharp reactions to repel a dangerous header.

Emrah Başsan rattled a post after the interval and soon whistled another effort wide as the home side chased a second. Substitute Enes Ünal came closest, heading just off target with ten minutes remaining – yet the solitary strike proved enough for Turkey to prevail against a Greek team left on three points from two matches.

Last updated: 05/06/15 8.27CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Greece

Greece

1
Aykut ÖzerAykut Özer (GK)
1
DioudisSokratis Dioudis (GK)
2
Kamil ÇörekçiKamil Çörekçi
Yellow Card80
2
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
3
Oğuzhan BerberOğuzhan Berber
3
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
Yellow Card80
4
Ahmet ÇalıkAhmet Çalık
4
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
Substitution65
5
Kaan AyhanKaan Ayhan
5
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis (C)
6
Aytaç KaraAytaç Kara
6
KourbelisDimitris Kourbelis
7
Emrah BaşsanEmrah Başsan
Substitution87
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution75
9
Ömer Ali ŞahinerÖmer Ali Şahiner
Substitution69
8
LagosTassos Lagos
10
Muhammed DemirciMuhammed Demirci
10
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
Substitution87
11
Kerim FreiKerim Frei
Substitution59
11
BouchalakisAndreas Bouchalakis
16
Musa ÇağıranMusa Çağıran (C)
Goal11
20
KarelisNikos Karelis

Substitutes

12
Ozan ÖzençOzan Özenç (GK)
12
GiannakopoulosNikos Giannakopoulos (GK)
8
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
Substitution87
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Substitution87
13
Alim ÖztürkAlim Öztürk
14
MarinakisNikos Marinakis
14
Okay YokuşluOkay Yokuşlu
15
TriantafyllopoulosKostas Triantafyllopoulos
15
Okan AlkanOkan Alkan
16
KouroAlexandros Kouro
17
Enes ÜnalEnes Ünal
Substitution69
18
LykogiannisCharalambos Lykogiannis
Substitution75
Yellow Card77
18
Yusuf ErdoğanYusuf Erdoğan
Substitution59
Yellow Card90
19
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
Substitution65

Coach

Abdullah Ercan (TUR) Kostas Tsanas (GRE)

Referee

Steven McLean (SCO)

Assistant referees

Stuart Stevenson (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)

Fourth official

Donald Robertson (SCO)

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