Euro 2008 Update

21Jun08

Croatia 1-1 Turkey (1-3 penalties)

 

 

Turkey will meet Germany in the Euro 2008 semi-final after beating Croatia 3-1 on penalties after a dramatic extra-time finale in Vienna. Ivan Klasnic headed Croatia in front with seconds left – only for Turkey’s Semih Senturk to volley the equaliser with the last kick of the game.Arda Turan, Semih and Hamit Altintop scored in the shoot-out for Turkey.Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic missed for Croatia and Turkey keeper Rustu saved the deciding kick from Mladen Petric. It was astonishing finish to a dreadful game, especially for Turkey keeper Rustu, who made an awful error that looked to have given Crotia victory before his free-kick set up Semih for the leveller as referee Roberto Rosetti prepared to blow the final whistle. Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, who had celebrated what he thought was a famous victory with his players only seconds earlier, could not lift his deflated players and they looked a beaten side even before the penalty shoot-out. Turkey, in contrast grasped the lifeline and Euro 2008’s great survivors and late show specialists were through again, having led matches for only nine minutes in the entire tournament. They face a huge task against Germany, however, after losing Arda, Tuncay Sanli and Emre Asik to suspensions after they were given yellow cards – and with keeper Volkan Demirel already out in similar circumstance. But Fatih Terim’s side must believe destiny is on their side after another remarkable escape act to follow their last-minute win against the Czech Republic that put them in the last eight.

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