Turkey 2-1 Germany
BV Borussia Dortmund teenager Nuri Sahin opened his international scoring account with an 89th-minute goal to help Turkey gain an impressive win against 2006 FIFA World Cup hosts Germany in Istanbul.
The 17-year-old scored with his first touch following his late introduction, slotting in after Necati Ateş' shot had been parried to finally seal victory for the home side, who had held a tentative one-goal lead for much of the game after Halil Altintop's 25th-minute opener. There was still time for Oliver Neuville to reduce the deficit in added time, but it was too little, too late for Germany.
Neuville was making his return to Jürgen Klinsmann's side, who struggled to cope without the injured Michael Ballack. Torsten Frings and Tim Borowski failed to gel in his absence and after Halil Altintop had missed a gilt-edged chance, Tümer Metin saw his rasping drive cannon off the crossbar. He hit the woodwork again on 24 minutes, but the rebound fell to Halil Altintop who slotted in.
Key players rested
The 1. FC Kaiserslautern was given a rare start as, mindful of Wednesday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Albania, Fatih Terim opted to rest a number of his bigger names. Despite that, Turkey continued to lay siege to Oliver Kahn's goal and eventually sealed victory through Nuri before Neuville managed a late consolation for the visitors.
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