Ferenc Puskás - Budapest 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Hungary - Turkey
3-1
 

Hungary - Turkey 3-1 - 16/10/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Hungary battle back to beat Turkey

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.00CET
Hungary battle back to beat Turkey
Hungary moved second in Group D ©AFP/Getty Images

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. 

Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Turkey

Turkey

1Bogdán (GK)1Volkan Demirel (GK)
3Vanczák2Egemen Korkmaz
4Kádár3Hasan Ali Kaldırım
6Elek
17
45+3
5Emre Belözoğlu (C)
8J. Varga
52
6Hamit Altıntop
57
9Szalai
50
8Ekici
64
10Gera (C)
58
86
10Nuri Şahin
11Koman
31
73
11Tunay Torun
45+3
17Mészáros19Mevlüt Erdinç
22
20Hajnal
77
20Caner Erkin
75
21Korcsmár21Ömer Toprak

Substitutes

22Megyeri (GK)12Mert Günok (GK)
12Király (GK)13Cenk Gönen (GK)
2Lipták4Semih Kaya
5Pátkai
45+3
9Umut Bulut
75
13Takács15Serdar Kurtuluş
14Gyurcsó16Jem Paul Karacan
15Szakály17Aydın Yılmaz
45+3
16Pintér
77
18Emre Çolak
18Szabics22Bekir İrtegün
19Koltai
73
23Sararer
64
23Németh

Coaches

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Abdullah Avcı (TUR)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Hungary
Turkey

3

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

6

4

Attempts on target

2

3

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

3

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

11

9

Fouls suffered

11

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Gera (Hungary) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    77
    Pintér (in) - Hajnal (out) (Hungary)
  • Substitution
    75
    Umut Bulut (in) - Caner Erkin (out) (Turkey)
  • Substitution
    73
    Koltai (in) - Koman (out) (Hungary)

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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