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Turkey 2-0 Finland 5/29/2008
Turkey 2-0 Finland
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Turkey cruised to their second friendly win in Germany by beating Finland 2-0 today at MSV Arena in front of 15.036 spectators. Forward Tuncay Şanlı scored the winner of his side on 15th minute. Two minutes from time Fenerbahçe's Semih Şentürk doubled Turkey's lead, having put the ball into the lead with a cross coming from his team mate Kazım Kazım.

Galatasaray defender Servet Çetin has made a return to the Turkish team with this match after recovering from a groin injury, while FC Sochaux-Montbéliard striker Mevlut Erdinç was fielded in the starting eleven by Coach Fatih Terim.

Turkey started the game with an influential football and seemed closer to scoring a goal. They have found what they have been looking for 16 minutes in to the game as Middlesbrough FC's Tuncay Şanlı touched Sabri Sarıoğlu's right-wing cross to put his side ahead. Following the goal, Finland held up the ball for some time but none of them ended up with a dangerous attack and the half-time ended with an average midfield battle. Terim chose not to revise his team for the second half and fielded the same eleven.

Turkey's defensive concentration problems might bring goals for Finland but as they lacked finishing, they failed the chance to equalize. Finland coach Stuart Baxter, fielded 37-year-old forward Jari Litmanen through the final half hour in order to bring attacking power to his side.

Both teams made several changes to see different alternatives for different positions, none of the players came off the subs bench were unable to change the course of the game. Final stages were far from being entertaining.

However, Fenerbahçe's Semih Şentürk who became the top goalscorer of Turkcell Super League especially with the goals he scored after coming off the subs bench, scored the second goal of the national team only seven minutes after he was substituted.

Turkey: Volkan, Servet, Hakan Balta, Gökhan, Emre Belözoğlu (Gökdeniz 89), Mehmet Aurelio (Mehmet Topal 88), Nihat (Semih 82), Tuncay (yellow card 20) (Arda 67), Hamit (Ayhan 79), Sabri, Mevlut (Kazım 75)
Finland: Enckelman (Frederikson 46), Nyman, Kallio (Moisander 82), Pasoja (Lampi 53), Kuivasto, Väyrynen, Eremenko (Litmanen 61), Heikkinen (Johansson 61) , Forssell (Sadik 79), Eremenko, Kolkka
Goal: Tuncay 15, Semih 88 (Turkey)





Final Tournament Match Schedule 07-29 June 2008

No-Group

Date

Time

1. Team

Score

2. Team

Venue

1 - A Grp

07.06.2008

19:00

Switzerland

-

Czech Republic

Basel

2 - A Grp

07.06.2008

21:45

Portugal

-

TURKEY

Geneva

3 - B Grp

08.06.2008

19:00

Austria

-

Croatia

Vienna

4 - B Grp

08.06.2008

21:45

Germany

-

Poland

Klagenfurt

5 - C Grp

09.06.2008

19:00

Romania

-

France

Zurich

6 - C Grp

09.06.2008

21:45

Netherlands

-

Italy

Berne

7 - D Grp

10.06.2008

19:00

Spain

-

Russia

Innsbruck

8 - D Grp

10.06.2008

21:45

Greece

-

Sweden

Salzburg

9 - A Grp

11.06.2008

19:00

Czech Republic

-

Portugal

Geneva

10 - A Grp

11.06.2008

21:45

Switzerland

-

TURKEY

Basel

11 - B Grp

12.06.2008

19:00

Croatia

-

Germany

Klagenfurt

12 - B Grp

12.06.2008

21:45

Austria

-

Poland

Vienna

13 - C Grp

13.06.2008

19:00

Italy

-

Romania

Zurich

14 - C Grp

13.06.2008

21:45

Netherlands

-

France

Berne

15 - D Grp

14.06.2008

19:00

Sweden

-

Spain

Innsbruck

16 - D Grp

14.06.2008

21:45

Greece

-

Russia

Salzburg

17 - A Grp

15.06.2008

21:45

Switzerland

-

Portugal

Basel

18 - A Grp

15.06.2008

21:45

TURKEY

-

Czech Republic

Geneva

19 - B Grp

16.06.2008

21:45

Poland

-

Croatia

Klagenfurt

20 - B Grp

16.06.2008

21:45

Austria

-

Germany

Vienna

21 - C Grp

17.06.2008

21:45

Netherlands

-

Romania

Berne

22 - C Grp

17.06.2008

21:45

France

-

Italy

Zurich

23 - D Grp

18.06.2008

21:45

Greece

-

Spain

Salzburg

24 - D Grp

18.06.2008

21:45

Russia

-

Sweden

Innsbruck

25 - QF

19.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp A

-

Runner-up Grp B

Basel

26 - QF

20.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp B

-

Runner-up Grp A

Vienna

27 - QF

21.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp C

-

Runner-up Grp D

Basel

28 - QF

22.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp D

-

Runner-up Grp C

Vienna

29 - SF

25.06.2008

21:45

Winner #25

-

Winner #26

Basel

30 - SF

26.06.2008

21:45

Winner #27

-

Winner #28

Vienna

31 - F

29.06.2008

21:45

Winner #29

-

Winner #30

Vienna

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