Qualifying round (Group D) - 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time) - Ferenc Puskás - Budapest
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Hungary battle back to beat Turkey

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.45CET
Hungary 3-1 Turkey
Sándor Egervári's hosts overturned an early deficit to win through goals from Vladimir Koman, Ádám Szalai and Zoltán Gera in Budapest.
by Peter Murphy
Hungary battle back to beat Turkey
Hungary moved second in Group D ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

HungaryTurkey

Goals scored3
 
1
Total attempts9
 
6
Attempts on target4
 
2
off target3
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
11
Fouls suffered9
 
11

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.45CET

Hungary battle back to beat Turkey

Hungary 3-1 Turkey
Sándor Egervári's hosts overturned an early deficit to win through goals from Vladimir Koman, Ádám Szalai and Zoltán Gera in Budapest.

Second-half goals from Ádám Szalai and Zoltán Gera powered Hungary to a 3-1 comeback victory against Turkey in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D. 

The win – their second in five days – lifts Hungary into second place behind Netherlands and raises their hopes of a first World Cup qualification since 1986. It was a victory that seemed anything but certain when Mevlüt Erdinç gave Turkey the lead after 22 minutes but Vladimir Koman equalised nine minutes later, Szalai made it 2-1 five minutes after the break and Gera's penalty then capped a memorable night. 

The hosts struggled to assert themselves early on as Turkey dominated. A free-kick from Hamit Altıntop fizzed just over after eight minutes and Hungary defender Tamás Kádár then almost headed into his own net. The pressure finally told midway through the half when Caner Erkin's cross found Mevlüt whose touch squeezed the ball past goalkeeper Ádám Bogdán.

Hungary's fortunes turned when Koman's speculative long-range effort flew past visiting goalkeeper Volkan Demirel. Sándor Egervári's men duly moved through the gears before half-time and carried their momentum into the second period. Five minutes in, playmaker Tamás Hajnal won possession in midfield and released Koman on the left and his centre was turned in by Szalai.

Hajnal, who had scored the only goal in Hungary's win against Estonia on Friday, came to the fore again. An inswinging cross from the VfB Stuttgart midfielder led to Hamit upending Szalai in the area and Gera sealed the points with a coolly-taken penalty.  Hungary now have nine points from four matches in second place; Turkey, by contrast, have just three points, and plenty of work to do.

Last updated: 19/10/12 10.19CET

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Lineup

Hungary

Hungary

Turkey

Turkey

1Ádám Bogdán (GK)1Volkan Demirel (GK)
3Vilmos Vanczák2Egemen Korkmaz
4Tamás Kádár3Hasan Ali Kaldırım
6Ákos Elek
Yellow Card17
Substitution45+3
5Emre Belözoğlu (C)
8József Varga
Yellow Card52
6Hamit Altıntop
Yellow Card57
9Ádám Szalai
Goal50
8Mehmet Ekici
Substitution64
10Zoltán Gera (C)
Goal58
Yellow Card86
10Nuri Şahin
11Vladimir Koman
Goal31
Substitution73
11Tunay Torun
Substitution45+3
17Norbert Mészáros19Mevlüt Erdinç
Goal22
20Tamás Hajnal
Substitution77
20Caner Erkin
Substitution75
21Zsolt Korcsmár21Ömer Toprak

Substitutes

22Balázs Megyeri (GK)12Mert Günok (GK)
12Gábor Király (GK)13Cenk Gönen (GK)
2Zoltán Lipták4Semih Kaya
5Máté Pátkai
Substitution45+3
9Umut Bulut
Substitution75
13Ákos Takács15Serdar Kurtuluş
14Ádám Gyurcsó16Jem Paul Karacan
15Péter Szakály17Aydın Yılmaz
Substitution45+3
16Ádám Pintér
Substitution77
18Emre Çolak
18Imre Szabics22Bekir İrtegün
19Tamás Koltai
Substitution73
23Sercan Sararer
Substitution64
23Krisztián Németh

Coach

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Abdullah Avcı (TUR)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Mauro Tonolini (ITA), Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Hungary

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Romania, 22 March 2013, 2-2
  • Turkey

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Andorra, 22 March 2013, 0-2
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