Şükrü Saracoğlu - Istanbul 11/09/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Turkey - Estonia
3-0
 

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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

Turkey
Estonia

3

Goals scored

0

19

Total attempts

1

7

Attempts on target

0

12

off target

1

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

0

3

Offsides

4

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

11

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

11

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
  
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: 08/05/14 8.14CET

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