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Euro Cup surprise: Türkiye wins and is now among the top eight

Euro Cup surprise: Türkiye wins and is now among the top eight
Euro Cup surprise: Türkiye wins and is now among the top eight

Merih Demiral He scored both goals for the Ottomans and Michael Gregoritsch discounted for the Austrians.

The score was opened in the first minute of play when the Turkish striker Arda Guler sent a cross into the area, the Austrian goalkeeper Patrick Pentz rejected the ball giving a rebound and the defender Demiral He took advantage to define and give his team the advantage.

From the beginning those led by Vincenzo Montela They were superior to their rival and managed to prove it by finding the goal early on.

Even so, Austria He sought the equalizer by putting pressure on Türkiye in their field, forcing them to play with long passes.

The intensity of the match was such that, 10 minutes into the first half, the Turkish midfielder Orkun Kokcu He was shown a yellow card and will miss the next match against the Netherlands.

This decline was added to Ismail Yüksekwho also received a yellow card in the 42nd minute of the first half and will not be playing in the quarter-finals.

In the second half, with rain making the game difficult, the Turkish striker Guler He sent the ball into the area from the corner and, through a header, Demiral scored his second goal of the match to extend his lead on the scoreboard.

With this goal, Türkiye scored the 100th goal of the Euro 2024.

At 20 minutes, also from a corner kick, the Austrian Marcel Sabitzer He sent the ball into the area, defender Stefan Posch headed it and the newcomer, Gregoritsch He pushed the ball in to score the discount.

Austria continued to attack and sought the equaliser, at 28 minutes of the second half, through the feet of its forward Marko Arnautovic.

The Austrian tried, without success, a Chilean kick. Later, at 36 minutes, Sabitzer He put a ball into the center of the area and none of his teammates could send the ball to the back of the net to score the equalizer.

The accuracy of the transcontinental national team player Kokcu was a big loss when, almost at the end of the second half, he had to leave the field of play due to muscle discomfort.

In the extra time, when the 4 minutes dictated by the referee Artur Manuel Ribeirop Soares Dias were up, the Turkish Fehmi Mert Günok saved his team from going to extra time after a spectacular save on the line that came after a great header from the Austrian midfielder Christoph Baumgartner.

With the triumph, Türkiye surprised by eliminating Austria -which had come first in Group D, which it shared with France- and will face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

Turkey vs Austria goals

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