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Başsan steers Turkey past Malta

Published: Friday 5 September 2014, 21.44CET
Malta 0-3 Turkey
Emrah Başsan scored twice as the visitors set up a decisive final group contest against Sweden.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali
Başsan steers Turkey past Malta
Turkey celebrate scoring the opening goal ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Friday 5 September 2014, 21.44CET

Başsan steers Turkey past Malta

Malta 0-3 Turkey
Emrah Başsan scored twice as the visitors set up a decisive final group contest against Sweden.

Turkey will travel to Sweden for their final Group 7 qualifier with both teams in the hunt for a play-off place after cruising past Malta.

Emrah Başsan struck early in each half to put Abdullah Ercan's charges in control and the gloss was added late on by substitute Muhammet Demir. The result means Sweden and Turkey both have 13 points but, with section leaders Poland two better off, the pair could both miss out on the play-offs with only the group winners guaranteed a berth.

Başsan's cool lob over the onrushing Jurgen Borg broke the deadlock on 11 minutes but Malta should have levelled when Jurgen Pisani went clear only for Turkey goalkeeper Ömer Kahveci to deny him.

Salih Uçan's precise pass was converted emphatically by Başsan on 48 minutes to all but ensure the home side would remain point-less in the group and the visitors added a late third when Demir bundled in after more good work from Uçan.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.28CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Turkey

Turkey

12
BorgJurgen Borg (GK)
1
Ömer KahveciÖmer Kahveci (GK)
3
GrechChristian Grech
Yellow Card90+5
2
Okan AlkanOkan Alkan
5
B. FarrugiaBrooke Farrugia
3
Yusuf ErdoğanYusuf Erdoğan
Yellow Card25
7
MicallefLydon Micallef
4
Ahmet ÇalıkAhmet Çalık
9
MontebelloLuke Montebello
5
Hakan ÇinemreHakan Çinemre
14
CremonaLlywelyn Cremona
Yellow Card43
6
Alpaslan OzturkAlpaslan Ozturk
Yellow Card90+5
16
Clyde BorgClyde Borg (C)
Substitution79
7
Emrah BaşsanEmrah Başsan (C)
Goal11
Goal48
Substitution71
17
J. PisaniJurgen Pisani
Substitution86
8
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
18
CutajarLouis John Cutajar
Yellow Card56
9
Ömer Ali ŞahinerÖmer Ali Şahiner
Substitution63
20
CamenzuliRyan Camenzuli
Substitution69
10
Muhammed DemirciMuhammed Demirci
22
AttardCain Attard
11
Kerim FreiKerim Frei
Substitution84

Substitutes

1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
12
Ozan ÖzençOzan Özenç (GK)
2
BriffaEmanuel Briffa
13
Uğur ÇiftçiUğur Çiftçi
4
TantiKeith Tanti
14
Okay YokuşluOkay Yokuşlu
10
CesareKyle Cesare
15
Bilal BaşaçıkoğluBilal Başaçıkoğlu
Substitution71
11
BezzinaJohan Bezzina
Substitution79
Yellow Card90+6
16
Atınç NukanAtınç Nukan
13
S. BorgSacha Borg
Substitution69
17
Enes ÜnalEnes Ünal
Substitution84
23
MicallefRyan Micallef
Substitution86
18
Muhammet DemirMuhammet Demir
Substitution63
Goal83
Yellow Card90+6

Coach

Silvio Vella (MLT) Abdullah Ercan (TUR)

Referee

Neil Doyle (IRL)

Assistant referees

Michelle O'Neill (IRL), Robert Clarke (IRL)

Fourth official

Graham Kelly (IRL)

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