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Turkey stroll to success in Kazakhstan

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 21.00CET
Kazakhstan 0-3 Turkey
Hamit Altıntop struck a memorable first-half volley as Turkey opened their Group A account with a handsome victory in Astana.
Turkey stroll to success in Kazakhstan
Turkey's Tuncay Şanlı tussles with Azat Nurgaliyev of Kazakhstan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KazakhstanTurkey

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts9
 
15
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
7
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

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Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 21.00CET

Turkey stroll to success in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 0-3 Turkey
Hamit Altıntop struck a memorable first-half volley as Turkey opened their Group A account with a handsome victory in Astana.

Guus Hiddink's Turkey kicked off their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A campaign in superb style courtesy of a commanding victory away against Kazakhstan.

Overseeing his first competitive encounter since taking the Turkey job, Hiddink watched as his charges notched up a 2-0 first-half lead; Arda Turan breaking the deadlock before Hamit Altıntop let fly with a sumptuous 25-metre volley. Kazakhstan posed more of a threat after the restart, but it was Turkey who struck again towards the end, Nihat Kahveci making sure they will welcome Tuesday's opponents Belgium with three points under their belts.

Determined to reach the finals in Poland and Ukraine, the visitors took control of the encounter thanks to an explosive two-minute spell midway through the first period. Arda Turan landed the opening blow when he finished from close range on 24 minutes and soon after Turkey were able to celebrate again as Hamit Altıntop met Emre Belözoğlu's well-directed corner with the sweetest of right-footed volleys.

Nihat Kahveci then made sure of the outcome when he collected a long pass from Arda Turan and rounded goalkeeper Andrei Sidelnikov to score 14 minutes from time. Kazakhstan must now look to improve their fortunes away against Austria on Tuesday.

Last updated: 11/01/11 11.17CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Turkey

Turkey

1
SidelnikovAndrei Sidelnikov (GK)
1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
3
KirovAleksandr Kirov
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
4
AbdulinRenat Abdulin
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta (C)
5
KislitsynAleksandr Kislitsyn
Substitution85
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
6
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich (C)
Yellow Card58
Substitution64
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Goal26
9
OstapenkoSergei Ostapenko
Substitution72
8
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
Goal76
Substitution82
10
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev
Yellow Card62
10
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
Substitution80
13
NurgaliyevAzat Nurgaliyev
14
Arda TuranArda Turan
Goal24
15
SchmidtgalHeinrich Schmidtgal
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
Substitution89
16
PopovAleksei Popov
17
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan
18
AzovskiMaksim Azovski
22
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu

Substitutes

12
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
12
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
2
RadionovDenis Radionov
Substitution64
7
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution82
7
AverchenkoEvgeni Averchenko
9
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
8
SkorykhSergei Skorykh
13
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
11
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
18
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution89
14
RozhkovMikhail Rozhkov
Substitution85
19
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
17
MaltsevGleb Maltsev
Substitution72
21
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Substitution80

Coach

Bernd Storck (GER) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN), Istvan Albert (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

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