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

AndorraTurkey

Goals scored0
2
Total attempts3
 
14
Attempts on target0
6
off target2
 
8
against woodwork0
1
Corners2
 
4
Offsides1
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
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: 23/03/13 0.37CET

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