Estadi Comunal - Andorra la Vella 22/03/2013 - 19:15CET (19:15 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Andorra - Turkey
0-2
 

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Turkey labour to Andorra victory

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 21.45CET
Andorra 0-2 Turkey
Galatasaray AŞ pair Selçuk İnan and Burak Yılmaz were on target as Abdullah Avcı's visitors ended a run of four games without a win.
Turkey labour to Andorra victory
Burak Yılmaz (centre) celebrates his goal against Andorra ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Andorra
Turkey

0

Goals scored

2

3

Total attempts

14

0

Attempts on target

6

2

off target

8

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

2

Corners

4

1

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

13

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 21.45CET

Turkey labour to Andorra victory

Andorra 0-2 Turkey
Galatasaray AŞ pair Selçuk İnan and Burak Yılmaz were on target as Abdullah Avcı's visitors ended a run of four games without a win.

Turkey breathed life into their faltering FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign but were made to work hard for a 2-0 victory away to Andorra.

Abdullah Avcı's side initially struggled to find a way through their resilient hosts but Selçuk İnan's 30th-minute free-kick was unstoppable, finding the top-right corner from 25 metres. Galatasaray AŞ club-mate Burak Yılmaz doubled the lead in first half added time, rifling in from an acute angle; from then on it was damage limitation for the hosts.

It earned a welcome triumph for a Turkey side who had been four games without a win, friendlies included. They have endured a disappointing start to Group D too, picking up just three points from their opening four games, but Selçuk and Burak have revived hope. The visitors could not add to their lead with Andorra content to soak up the pressure, ending the game without a shot on target, point-less in the section, but with pride intact.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Turkey

Turkey

1José Gomes (GK)12Onur Kıvrak (GK)
6Ildefons Lima2Bekir İrtegün
7Cristian Martínez
70
3Hasan Ali Kaldırım
8Marcio Vieira4Semih Kaya
11Marc Vales7Gökhan Gönül
14Edu Peppe
70
82
8Selçuk İnan
30
90+4
15Moisés San Nicolás9Umut Bulut
82
17Victor Moreira10Nuri Şahin
90+1
18Josep Ayala
78
14Arda Turan
20Sebastiàn Gómez17Burak Yılmaz
45+2
21Marc Garcia23Sercan Sararer
58

Substitutes

13Ferran Pol (GK)13Tolga Zengin (GK)
3Marc Bernaus1Volkan Demirel (GK)
5Emili Garcia
82
6Alper Potuk
58
9Fernando Silva11Olcay Şahan
82
10Ludovic Clemente
70
15Serdar Kurtuluş
19Xavi Andorrá
78
16Serdar Aziz
23Adrià Rodrigues18Mehmet Ekici
19Mevlüt Erdinç
20Caner Erkin
21Kerim Koyunlu
90+1
22Soner Aydoğdu

Coach

Koldo Álvarez (AND) Abdullah Avcı (TUR)

Referee

Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Andorra

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Estonia, 26 March 2013, 2-0
  • Turkey

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Hungary, 26 March 2013, 1-1
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