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Sensational Turkey leave Netherlands reeling

Published: Sunday 6 September 2015, 20.45CET
Turkey 3-0 Netherlands
Oğuzhan Özyakup, Arda Turan and Burak Yılmaz all found the net as the hosts leapfrogged their faltering visitors to go third in qualifying Group A.
by Çetin Cem Yılmaz
from Konya Büyükşehir Torku Arena

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Match statistics

TurkeyNetherlands

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)38
 
62
Total attempts8
 
12
on target4
 
4
off target4
 
5
blocked0
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
5
Offsides1
 
5
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
11

Standings

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Published: Sunday 6 September 2015, 20.45CET

Sensational Turkey leave Netherlands reeling

Turkey 3-0 Netherlands
Oğuzhan Özyakup, Arda Turan and Burak Yılmaz all found the net as the hosts leapfrogged their faltering visitors to go third in qualifying Group A.

  • Turkey defeat Netherlands for first time since 1997 to move third in Group A
  • Oğuzhan Özyakup lights way with early opener, his first national team goal
  • Arda Turan and Burak Yılmaz also score as Turkey post third win in four qualifiers
  • Netherlands slip to fourth with two games remaining
  • Next games: Czech Republic v Turkey, Kazakhstan v Netherlands (10 October)

Turkey have forced their way back into the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying picture courtesy of a superb 3-0 success against the Netherlands, lifting themselves up to third in Group A to leave their visitors in danger of missing out.

The Oranje had not lost to Turkey since 1997 and required just a point to keep themselves ahead of their rivals heading into next month's qualifying climax. Danny Blind's side were made to suffer after only eight minutes, however, with Oğuzhan Özyakup beginning the punishment ahead of Arda Turan's first-half effort and a late third from Burak Yılmaz.

Undone at home by Iceland on Thursday, the Netherlands could ill afford another setback in their stop-start campaign. Any hopes of a defiant response were quickly undermined, though, with Oğuzhan opening his international account with a well-placed lob over Jasper Cillessen following a quick counterattack with Arda.

His captain then doubled the lead after 26 minutes, the Barcelona midfielder dispossessing Daley Blind and cutting in from the left to beat Cillessen, whose touch was not enough to stop the ball going in. Stunned, the Netherlands looked to mount a recovery, only for their energetic hosts to provide stiff resistance at the back.

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Turkey celebrate a win that lifted them up to third

Wesley Sneijder took matters into his own hands with an attempt from distance, yet he was unable to add to his goal in the 1-1 draw between these teams in March as Volkan Babacan parried his shot. Robin van Persie fared no better after being set up by Sneijder, the Fenerbahçe forward having his effort blocked by Hakan Balta.

Turkey focused on taking the intensity out of the game and continued to threaten on the counter, with that approach yielding another breakthrough close to full time as Burak notched his 19th international goal. Teed up by Caner Erkin, the Galatasaray striker ensured Turkey now control their own destiny – and that the Dutch face the real prospect of missing out on France 2016.

Last updated: 08/09/15 0.01CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013997/postmatch/report/index.html#turkey+stun+troubled+dutch

Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Netherlands

Netherlands

23
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
1
CillessenJasper Cillessen (GK)
2
Şener ÖzbayraklıŞener Özbayraklı
Yellow Card69
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
Yellow Card62
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
Yellow Card74
3
De VrijStefan de Vrij
Substitution46
4
Serdar AzizSerdar Aziz
4
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
5
Hakan ÇalhanoğluHakan Çalhanoğlu
Substitution65
5
RiedewaldJairo Riedewald
7
Oğuzhan ÖzyakupOğuzhan Özyakup
Goal8
Yellow Card75
Substitution83
6
BlindDaley Blind
Substitution74
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
7
DepayMemphis Depay
10
Arda TuranArda Turan (C)
Yellow Card25
Goal26
Substitution57
8
KlaassenDavy Klaassen
16
Ozan TufanOzan Tufan
Yellow Card87
9
Van PersieRobin van Persie (C)
Yellow Card36
17
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
Goal86
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
18
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
11
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
Substitution69

Substitutes

1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
23
ZoetJeroen Zoet (GK)
12
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
22
KrulTim Krul (GK)
6
Alper PotukAlper Potuk
12
TeteKenny Tete
9
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
13
Van DijkVirgil Van Dijk
11
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
14
KongoloTerence Kongolo
13
Emre TaşdemirEmre Taşdemir
15
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Substitution74
14
Mehmet EkiciMehmet Ekici
16
AnitaVurnon Anita
15
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Substitution65
17
PromesQuincy Promes
Substitution69
19
Batuhan KaradenizBatuhan Karadeniz
18
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution46
20
Volkan ŞenVolkan Şen
Substitution57
19
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
21
Olcay ŞahanOlcay Şahan
Substitution83
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
22
Ersan GülümErsan Gülüm
21
LensJeremain Lens

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR) Danny Blind (NED)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Roberto del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Alejandro Hernandez (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution