Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey: Ozan Tufan and Burak Yilmaz strike to keep Turkey’s


Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey: Ozan Tufan and Burak Yilmaz strike to keep Turkey’s hopes of progressing alive and send Northern Ireland into the next round 

  • Burak Yilmaz opened the scoring in the first-half after only 10 minutes when he broke into the box and fired home 
  • Ozan Tufan doubled the lead in the second 45 when he drilled a fine effort past Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech
  • Emre Mor – the Turkish teenager was brilliant all evening and bought the stadium to it’s feet with one solo run  
  • It is the second European Championship Turkey have beaten Czech Republic after doing so back in 2008 
  • CLICK HERE for all the latest as the European Championship heads towards the knock-out rounds 

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Turkey’s teenage star Emre Mor helped keep his country’s last-16 hopes alive and also sent Northern Ireland into delirium.

From this match a draw or a Turkey win by fewer than four goals were always going to be great news for Michael O’Neill’s team.

Willing Turkey on to win but not by too much must have made for an agonising evening, but the wait will have been worth it for the green and white hordes in Paris and at home.

And they owe a debt to Mor, as the 18-year-old recently signed for huge money by Borussia Dortmund dragged a team that had limped to two tame defeats up by its boot-straps.

Ozan Tufan runs away in delight after hitting a second goal for Turkey who were excellent on the night

Ozan Tufan runs away in delight after hitting a second goal for Turkey who were excellent on the night

Tufan fires a brilliant effort into the top right hand corner as Turkey will have to wait on other results to see if third will be enough

Tufan fires a brilliant effort into the top right hand corner as Turkey will have to wait on other results to see if third will be enough

Turkish teenager Emre Mor (right) was brilliant for his country and set up the first goal and was a menace throughout 

Turkish teenager Emre Mor (right) was brilliant for his country and set up the first goal and was a menace throughout 

MATCH FACTS & STATS

Czech Republic: Cech, Kaderabek, Sivok, Hubnik, Pudil, Pavelka, (Skoda 56) Darida, Plasil,(Kolar 90) Dockal,(Sural 71) Necid, Krejci. Subs not used: Vaclik, Kadlec, Gebre Selassie, Limbersky, Rosicky, Skoda, Kolar, Suchy, Sural, Skalak, Lafata, Koubek.

Turkey: Babacan, Gonul, Topal, Balta, Koybasi, Mor,(Sahan 69)Tufan, Inan, Sen,(Ozyakup 61) Turan, Yilmaz (Tosun 90) Subs not used: Kivrak, Kaya, Calik, Sahin, Calhanoglu, Tosun, Sahan, Ozyakup, Erkin, Malli, Ozbayrakli, Tekin.

Goals: Yilmaz (10), Tufan (65) 

Referee: Willie Collum (Scotland) 

Mor it was who raced clear on the right to set up Burak Yilmaz for the opening goal, and a later mesmeric run brought the stadium to its feet.

When Ozan Tufan fired in Turkey’s second goal it was almost all done for the Czech Republic, who go home – and the real significance lay between Terim’s men and others elsewhere. They must now wait on the results of the final round of group games.

The loss of captain Tomas Rosicky to a thigh injury, with his 105 caps and 23 goals, was a major blow for the Czech Republic coming in to the game at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Meanwhile, a ‘very upset’ Fatih Terim had called…



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