Swiss take charge in Turkey

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET
Turkey 1-3 Switzerland
Valentin Stocker scored twice as Switzerland got the better of their nearest Group 2 rivals to take a four-point lead at the summit.
by Türker Tozar
from Trabzon
Swiss take charge in Turkey
Valentin Stocker scored twice for Switzerland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeySwitzerland

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts8
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
1
Fouls committed8
 
13

Matches

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET

Swiss take charge in Turkey

Turkey 1-3 Switzerland
Valentin Stocker scored twice as Switzerland got the better of their nearest Group 2 rivals to take a four-point lead at the summit.

Switzerland are four points clear at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 following a 3-1 victory over Turkey in Trabzon.

Babacan blunder
Pierluigi Tami's side began the day a solitary point clear of their hosts but looked likely to extend that advantage as early as the seventh minute, when Valentin Stocker pounced on Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Babacan's error to head into an empty net. Stocker again got the better of Babacan two minutes before half-time to double the visitors' lead. Caner Erkin's powerful shot six minutes into the second period reduced Turkey's arrears but Switzerland's nerves were finally soothed in the penultimate minute of normal time when Shkelzen Gashi put the finishing touches to a counterattack with a precise lob over substitute goalkeeper Cenk Gönen. Turkey have a game in hand on Switzerland and will look to dust themselves off against Estonia on Wednesday when Switzerland host Georgia.

 

Last updated: 14/11/09 21.37CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Turkey

Turkey

Switzerland

Switzerland

1Volkan Babacan (GK) (C)
Substitution46'
1Kevin Fickentscher (GK)
2Serkan Şahin2Rolf Feltscher
3İsmail Köybaşı3Gaetano Berardi
4Serdar Kesimal4Jonathan Rossini
5Aykut Demir5François Affolter
Yellow Card90'
6Jem Paul Karacan6Fabian Lustenberger (C)
Yellow Card19'
7Aydın Yılmaz
Yellow Card45'
Substitution75'
7Xherdan Shaqiri
Substitution60'
8Furkan Özçal8Xavier Hochstrasser
Yellow Card33'
Substitution78'
9Mustafa Pektemek
Substitution46'
9Alessandro Ciarocchi
Yellow Card61'
10Deniz Yılmaz10Fabian Frei
11Caner Erkin
Goal51'
11Valentin Stocker
Goal7'
Goal43'
Yellow Card81'
Substitution90+2'

Substitutes

12Cenk Gönen (GK)
Substitution46'
12Oliver Klaus (GK)
13Barış Başdaş14Daniel Pavlovic
Substitution60'
14Necip Uysal15Frank Feltscher
15Ergün Berisha16Moreno Costanzo
16Ferhat Kiraz
Substitution75'
17Shkelzen Gashi
Substitution78'
Goal89'
17Tevfik Köse18Mario Gavranović
Substitution90+2'
18Ömer Şişmanoğlu
Substitution46'
19Jonas Elmer

Coach

Hami Mandirali (TUR) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Szulc (POL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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