Turkey 2-1 Sweden: Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 rivals sunk by Cenk Tosun brace
- Besiktas striker Tosun scored twice in the friendly on Thursday night
- Defender Andreas Granqvist scored in the second half for the visitors
- Both Turkey and Sweden have qualified for Euro 2016 finals in France
Republic of Ireland’s Group E opponents Sweden were beaten by two super strikes from Turkey hot shot Cenk Tosun on Thursday night.
The Besiktas striker latched onto a header from midfielder Ozan Tufan and unleashed a fierce left-foot strike into the net for the opening goal in the 32nd minute.
Turkey striker Cenk Tosun opened the scoring with a fierce strike in the 32nd minute against Sweden
Sweden then took control in the second half to earn a deserved 74th minute equaliser from Andreas Granqvist, who scored from close range.
Both sides had their chances to earn a winner but it was Tosun who proved the decisive figure nine minutes from time, heading home Selcuk Inan’s cross past goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
Besiktas striker Tosun secured a morale-bbosting victory with a bullet header in the 74th minute
Turkey hot shot Tosun celebrates with Arda Turan after scoring the second goal against Sweden