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Turkey ease to four-goal Malta victory

Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 23.12CET
Turkey 4-0 Malta
Beaten by Poland last month in their first 2015 qualifier, Turkey responded with an emphatic victory against the Group 7 minnows.
Turkey ease to four-goal Malta victory
Ömer Ali Şahiner celebrates one of his two goals against Malta ©Emir Tonguç

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Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 23.12CET

Turkey ease to four-goal Malta victory

Turkey 4-0 Malta
Beaten by Poland last month in their first 2015 qualifier, Turkey responded with an emphatic victory against the Group 7 minnows.

Turkey kick-started their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a resounding 4-0 win against Malta.

Abdullah Ercan's men had lost 3-1 in Poland last month in their opening Group 7 fixture but quickly started to make amends in Istanbul, Ömer Ali Şahiner on target twice before the break and Kerim Koyunlu adding a third. Substitute Enes Ünal rounded off the scoring in the second period.

Sezer Özmen almost provided an early breakthrough when he rattled the crossbar, but it was Ömer who struck first on 26 minutes when he collected Musa Çağıran's pass, beat a defender and slotted in.

The second arrived on 40 minutes as Ömer wrong-footed Jurgen Borg by diverting Emrah Başsan's long-range effort away from the goalkeeper. The game was all but settled a minute before the break when Kamil Çörekçi's cross was headed in by Kerim.

Raymond Farrugia's charges were more compact after half-time, with Emrah blazing a presentable Turkey chance over, although they were breached again 18 minutes from time. Kamil was again the provider as he slalomed to the byline before picking out Enes, the substitute volleying in only two minutes after his introduction.

Turkey host Sweden in five days' time while Malta – without a point after two away matches – are on their travels again as they head to Greece.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.09CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Malta

Malta

1
Aykut ÖzerAykut Özer (GK)
12
BorgJurgen Borg (GK)
2
Kamil ÇörekçiKamil Çörekçi
3
GrechChristian Grech
3
Uğur ÇiftçiUğur Çiftçi
Yellow Card75
Substitution75
6
Z. MuscatZach Muscat (C)
Yellow Card44
4
Berkaycan DeğirmencioğluBerkaycan Değirmencioğlu
8
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
Substitution76
5
Sezer ÖzmenSezer Özmen
10
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
6
Alpaslan OzturkAlpaslan Ozturk
Substitution70
13
S. BorgSacha Borg
7
Emrah BaşsanEmrah Başsan
16
Clyde BorgClyde Borg
8
Okay YokuşluOkay Yokuşlu
Substitution59
18
CutajarLouis John Cutajar
Substitution28
9
Ömer Ali ŞahinerÖmer Ali Şahiner
Goal26
Goal40
20
CamenzuliRyan Camenzuli
Substitution46
11
Kerim FreiKerim Frei
Goal44
21
SciclunaRyan Scicluna
16
Musa ÇağıranMusa Çağıran (C)
23
J.P. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia

Substitutes

12
Ozan ÖzençOzan Özenç (GK)
1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
10
Enes ÜnalEnes Ünal
Substitution70
Goal72
2
TaboneMatthew Tabone
Substitution28
13
Oğuzhan BerberOğuzhan Berber
5
B. FarrugiaBrooke Farrugia
14
Yusuf ErdoğanYusuf Erdoğan
Substitution75
7
MicallefLydon Micallef
Substitution76
15
Ahmet ÇalıkAhmet Çalık
9
FalzonDaren Falzon
17
Aytaç KaraAytaç Kara
11
BezzinaJohan Bezzina
18
Gökay IravulGökay Iravul
Substitution59
17
J. PisaniJurgen Pisani
Substitution46

Coach

Abdullah Ercan (TUR) Raymond Farrugia (MLT)

Referee

Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)

Assistant referees

Vitali Malyutin (BLR), Evgeni Romanov (BLR)

Fourth official

Denis Scherbakov (BLR)

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