Qualifying round (Group D) - 11/09/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time) - Şükrü Saracoğlu - Istanbul
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Turkey put three past ten-man Estonia

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.32CET
Turkey 3-0 Estonia
Emre Belözoğlu, Umut Bulut and Selçuk İnan struck for Abdullah Avcı's side after Estonia were reduced to ten men in the 19th minute.
Turkey put three past ten-man Estonia
Emre Belözoğlu is congratulated by Semih Kaya after opening the scoring ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyEstonia

Goals scored3
 
0
Total attempts19
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
0
off target12
 
1
against woodwork0
1
Corners4
 
0
Offsides3
 
4
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed11
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
11

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.32CET

Turkey put three past ten-man Estonia

Turkey 3-0 Estonia
Emre Belözoğlu, Umut Bulut and Selçuk İnan struck for Abdullah Avcı's side after Estonia were reduced to ten men in the 19th minute.

Turkey earned their first points of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign courtesy of a comfortable win against Estonia, who played for over 70 minutes with ten men.

If Estonia had any intentions of taking the fight to their opponents then their game plan changed irrevocably when Enar Jääger was sent off for fouling Burak Yılmaz as Turkey mounted a promising attack. They held out until a minute before the interval, when Emre Belözoğlu struck, with Umut Bulut and Selçuk İnan increasing the margin of victory after the break.

Sergei Pareiko fielded a free-kick from Burak in the aftermath of the red card, but far from shying away from the challenge ahead, Estonia started to pressure their opponents on the counterattack. However, they fell behind to Emre's effort 60 seconds before half-time, and the lead was doubled a quarter of an hour after the restart when Umut headed in Sercan Sararer's left-wing cross.

Abdullah Avcı brought on fresh legs in the shape of Tunay Torun and Selçuk, a change which immediately bore fruit as the latter added a third from Arda Turan's pass 15 minutes from time.

Last updated: 12/09/12 0.02CET

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Lineup

Turkey

Turkey

Estonia

Estonia

1Tolga Zengin (GK)1Sergei Pareiko (GK)
3Hasan Ali Kaldırım3Taavi Rähn
4Semih Kaya5Dmitri Kruglov
5Emre Belözoğlu (C)
Goal44
Substitution82
8Andres Oper
Substitution56
7Gökhan Gönül9Tarmo Kink
Substitution77
9Umut Bulut
Goal60
Substitution68
10Joel Lindpere
Substitution56
14Arda Turan13Martin Vunk
15Mehmet Topal14Konstantin Vassiljev
17Burak Yılmaz15Ragnar Klavan (C)
21Ömer Toprak17Enar Jääger
Red Card19
23Sercan Sararer
Substitution68
23Taijo Teniste

Substitutes

12Mert Günok (GK)22Artur Kotenko (GK)
13Cenk Gönen (GK)2Tihhon Šišov
2Bekir İrtegün4Igor Morozov
6Hamit Altıntop6Aleksandr Dmitrijev
8Selçuk İnan
Substitution68
Goal75
7Sander Puri
Substitution56
10Nuri Şahin
Substitution82
11Henrik Ojamaa
11Tunay Torun
Substitution68
16Sergei Mošnikov
16Eren Güngör18Ats Purje
Substitution56
Yellow Card69
18Mehmet Ekici20Kaimar Saag
Substitution77
19Mevlüt Erdinç21Vladimir Voskoboinikov
20Caner Erkin
22Gökhan Töre

Coach

Abdullah Avcı (TUR) Tarmo Rüütli (EST)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Pawel Gil (POL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Turkey

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Romania, 12 October 2012, 0-1
  • Estonia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Hungary, 12 October 2012, 0-1
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