Turkey have said a bitter but proud farewell to EURO 2008 after losing 3-2 to Germany in the semi-finals match played at St. Jakob Park at Basel.
Uğur Boral put Turkey ahead after 22 minutes but four minutes later Bastian Schweinsteiger leveled the score for Germany. On 79th minute Miroslav Klose's header gave Germans a 2-1 lead but Semih Şentürk equalized the score on 86th minute, this time for Turkey. While it was thought that the game would go to extra time, Philipp Lahm scored the winner on the last minute with a close range shot.
Stadium: St. Jakob Park
Referees: Massimo Busacca, Matthias Arnet, Stephane Cuhat (Switzerland)
Germany: Lehman, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm, Hitzisperger, Rolfes (46 Frings), Schweinsteiger, Ballack (90 Jansen), Podolski, Klose
Turkey: Rüştü, Sabri, Mehmet Topal, Gökhan Zan, Hakan Balta, Aurelio, Kazım (90 Tümer), Hamit, Ayhan (81 Mevlüt), Uğur (84 Gökdeniz), Semih
Goals: 23 Uğur, 86 Semih (Turkey), 26 Schweinsteiger, 80 Klose, 90 Lahm (Germany)
Yellow Card: 53 Semih (Turkey)