Tuesday October 11, 2011 Group Stage: Group A Finished Türk Telekom Arena

Turkey 1 - 0 Azerbaijan

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    Time:90'
    • Turkey
    • Azerbaijan
    • 90+3 TURKEY ARE IN THE PLAY-OFFS! Phew. A narrow in over Azerbaijan, and Belgium's defeat, means the Turks are bouncing.
    • 90' Bedar is wasting time holding his head after a non-clash with Sabri. It's part of a late rally from the Azeris but nothing has come of it...
    • 89' Almost a wonderful second for Turkey but the keeper tips it over.
    • 61' GOAL TURKEY! Burak Ilmaz smacks it in from range! That has calmed the nerves a touch. Going through to the play-offs then.
    • 46' Turkey Azerbaija is back underway - Turkey just need to make sure they don't lose this, Belgium are getting maced.
    • 45' Turkey go into half-time level, which ordinarily would be disappointing but - with the Belgians two down at Germany - is enough for them to make the play-offs.
    • 40' Turkey are controlling the game but the Azeri keeper has hardly been tested...
    • 37' Altintop again fires wide, although he was in plenty of space this time and had options.
    • 35' Turkey still haven't broken the deadlock, but not for wont of trying as Altintop again drills in a shot from range, wide this time.
    • 28' The crowd in Istanbul is hugely boosted by that goal - as it stands Turkey go through. Surely they'll want to win this though.
    • 24' Altintop surges forward and has a pop from about 20 yards out but the keeper gets down to gather into his chest. This match kicked off a few minutes late, by the way.
    • 20' Turkey are dominating the early stages of this match but the Azeris are dangerous on the break. A succession of attacks from the hosts fail to deliver a good final ball though.
    • 1' The kick-offs have been staggered but groups that feature relevant matches all start at the same time: So Turkey's match is underway too. They need at least a point, and everything is dependent on Belgium's kick off.
  • Summary

    • 61' GOAL TURKEY! Burak Ilmaz smacks it in from range! That has calmed the nerves a touch. Going through to the play-offs then.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Turkey

    Manager: Guus Hiddink

  • Azerbaijan

    Manager: Berti Vogts

  • Line-up

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