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Czech Republic rally to overcome Turkey

Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 23.01CET
Turkey 1-2 Czech Republic
A cool finish from Bořek Dočkal on 58 minutes left the home team bottom of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.
by Cetin Cem Yilmaz
from Şükrü Saracoğlu

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Match statistics

TurkeyCzech Republic

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)57
 
43
Total attempts17
 
9
on target6
 
3
off target7
 
2
blocked4
 
4
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners4
 
1
Offsides6
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
10

Standings

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Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 23.01CET

Czech Republic rally to overcome Turkey

Turkey 1-2 Czech Republic
A cool finish from Bořek Dočkal on 58 minutes left the home team bottom of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.

Czech Republic come from behind to outstrip Turkey
Umut Bulut goal gets Turkey off to a great start
Tomáš Sivok and Bořek Dočkal respond to give Czechs second win
Turkey remain without a point after two Group A matches
Next games: Latvia v Turkey, Kazakhstan v Czech Republic (13 October)

A Bořek Dočkal goal just before the hour mark helped the Czech Republic clinch a comeback win over Turkey in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.

Pavel Kadeřábek found space on the right and produced a neat cutback into the path of Dočkal, who kept his composure with a smart side-footed finish to silence a hopeful crowd at Istanbul's Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

The home fans had received an early lift as Umut Bulut headed past Petr Čech from a pinpoint Caner Erkin cross in the eighth minute, but Turkey's lead lasted just seven minutes. Tomáš Rosický's shot deflected wide off defender Semih Kaya, and Tomáš Sivok nodded past his Beşiktaş JK team-mate Tolga Zengin from the resulting Ladislav Krejčí corner. In an apparent gesture of respect towards his Beşiktaş team-mates in the Turkey squad, Sivok did not celebrate his goal.

Gökhan Töre and Arda Turan sent attempts just the wrong side of the woodwork as Turkey rallied, and they went closer still on 41 minutes, midfielder Ozan Tufan finding Umut just outside the area but the forward's strike was saved by Čech. Caner then curled a free-kick past the Chelsea FC goalkeeper but it glanced wide of Čech's left-hand post.

The Czechs returned refreshed after the break, Vladimír Darida volleying a warning shot from distance off target. On 58 minutes, Dočkal got what proved to be the winning goal – and in the process did something to avenge his country's memorable 3-2 defeat by Turkey in UEFA EURO 2008.

Last updated: 08/06/16 19.14CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013851/postmatch/report/index.html#czechs+outstrip+turkey

Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1
Tolga ZenginTolga Zengin (GK)
1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
2
Semih KayaSemih Kaya
2
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
7
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
3
KadlecMichal Kadlec
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution79
6
SivokTomáš Sivok
Goal15
9
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Goal8
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
10
Arda TuranArda Turan (C)
9
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Goal58
Substitution90+2
11
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution68
10
RosickýTomáš Rosický (C)
15
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
15
VáchaLukáš Vácha
16
Ozan TufanOzan Tufan
19
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
Substitution68
18
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
21
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution84
21
Olcay ŞahanOlcay Şahan
Substitution66
22
DaridaVladimír Darida

Substitutes

23
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
23
PavlenkaJiří Pavlenka (GK)
12
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
16
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
4
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
4
Ümit KurtÜmit Kurt
5
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
5
Bilal KısaBilal Kısa
7
NecidTomáš Necid
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
11
PudilDaniel Pudil
13
Adem BüyükAdem Büyük
12
PilařVáclav Pilař
Substitution68
14
Oğuzhan ÖzyakupOğuzhan Özyakup
Substitution79
Yellow Card85
13
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
Substitution90+2
17
Tarık ÇamdalTarık Çamdal
14
KolářDaniel Kolář
19
Muhammet DemirMuhammet Demir
Substitution66
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
20
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın
Substitution68
18
ŠuralJosef Šural
22
Ersan GülümErsan Gülüm
20
VydraMatěj Vydra
Substitution84

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

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