Turkey deny Swiss to stay in touch

Published: Wednesday 26 May 2010, 22.00CET
Switzerland 0-2 Turkey
The hosts missed the chance to qualify for the Under-21 play-offs after losing at home to their closest rivals in Group 2.
Turkey deny Swiss to stay in touch
Murat Ceylan is congratulated for his part in Turkey's first goal against Switzerland ©sportsfile

Match statistics

SwitzerlandTurkey

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards5
 
5
Red cards1
 
0
Goal attempts4
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners3
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
18

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Published: Wednesday 26 May 2010, 22.00CET

Turkey deny Swiss to stay in touch

Switzerland 0-2 Turkey
The hosts missed the chance to qualify for the Under-21 play-offs after losing at home to their closest rivals in Group 2.

Switzerland missed the chance to become the first team to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after losing 2-0 at home to Turkey.

A draw would have been enough for the home side to confirm top spot in qualifying round Group 2, but Turkey are just three points behind Switzerland with two games to play, reclaimed second place from Estonia with this victory in St Gallen. They needed this result having lost 1-0 in Estonia on Saturday.

Both goals came after the break in a tight match played in heavy rain where there were ten bookings and a late red card for Switzerland's Mario Gavranovic. Switzerland had high hopes with the debut up front of FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Nassim Ben Khalifa but Turkey, who had been beaten 3-1 at home by their opponents in November, took the lead midway through the second half when François Affolter turned a cross from the visitors' right into his own net.

The match was still in the balance when substitute Gavranovic was dismissed in the 83rd minute for a foul on Orhan Gülle, but Turkey put the result beyond doubt in the final 60 seconds of normal time, replacement Özgür Çek grabbing the clinching goal after a swift break. However, Switzerland would clinch a play-off place if they win in Georgia on Sunday or defeat the Republic of Ireland on 3 September. Turkey face Georgia and Ireland in September.

Last updated: 27/05/10 11.11CET

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Lineup

Switzerland

Switzerland

Turkey

Turkey

1Yann Sommer (GK) (C)
Yellow Card84'
1Volkan Babacan (GK) (C)
2Philippe Koch2Serkan Kurtuluş
Yellow Card14'
3Gaetano Berardi3Hasan Ali Kaldırım
4Jonathan Rossini
Yellow Card35'
4Hüseyin Tok
5François Affolter
Goal66'
5Barış Başdaş
Yellow Card87'
6Fabian Lustenberger
Yellow Card81'
6Murat Ceylan
Yellow Card81'
7Fabian Frei
Yellow Card84'
7Orhan Gülle
Yellow Card6'
8Xavier Hochstrasser
Yellow Card69'
Substitution86'
8Tevfik Köse
9Nassim Ben Khalifa9Burak Kaplan
Substitution59'
10Moreno Costanzo10Emre Çolak
Substitution61'
11Adrian Nikci
Substitution72'
11Ömer Şişmanoğlu
Substitution74'

Substitutes

12Kevin Fickentscher (GK)12Gökhan Değirmenci (GK)
14Rolf Feltscher13Mustafa Pektemek
Substitution74'
15Alain Wiss14Özgür Çek
Substitution59'
Goal89'
Yellow Card90'
16Amir Abrashi15Serkan Şahin
Substitution61'
17Pascal Schürpf16Alper Potuk
18Mario Gavranović
Substitution72'
Red Card83'
17Mahmut Boz
19Frank Feltscher
Substitution86'
18Serdar Aziz

Coach

Pierluigi Tami (SUI) Raşit Çetiner (TUR)

Referee

Alan Muir (SCO)

Assistant referees

William Conquer (SCO), Andy Tait (SCO)

Fourth official

Colin Brown (SCO)

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