Tuesday, June 17, 2008

EURO2008: Turkey Comes From Behind, Wins vs Czech Republic

Nihat Kahveci gave Turkey two late goals to complete a comeback against the Czech Republic and secure a Euro 2008 quarter-final for his country. Jan Koller sent in a header to put the Czechs ahead before Jaroslav Plasil slid in a second goal. Arda Turan got one in for Turkey to set up a tense finale and Nihat equalised after Petr Cech dropped a cross. Nihat then kicked in a shot off the bar before Turkey keeper Volkan Demirel was red-carded for a push on Koller. Tuncay Sanli went in goal as Turkey completed a classic and unlikely comeback to set up a last-eight tie against Croatia. Videos of the goals below.

0-1 Jan Koller 32"

0-2 Jaroslav Plasil 64"

1-2 Arda Turan 75"

2-2 Nihat Kahveci 87"

3-2 Nihat Kahveci 89"

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