July 22, 2024
Turkey stun Euro 2024 hosts Germany in Berlin
Turkey stun Euro 2024 hosts Germany in Berlin

Roared on by large assist, Turkey beat Germany 3-2 in a Berlin pleasant match for the Euros

Turkey’s goalkeeper Altay Bayindir celebrates in the course of the worldwide pleasant soccer match between Germany and Turkey on the Olympic Stadium in Berlin [Getty]

 Roared on by large assist in Berlin’s Olympiastadion, Turkey got here from behind to beat Germany 3-2 in a pleasant that appeared extra like a house recreation for the guests on Saturday.

Yusuf Sari bought the winner from the penalty spot within the 71st minute, after Kenan Yildiz and Ferdi Kadıoğlu had scored earlier than the break.

Supporters carrying Turkey’s distinctive purple flag outnumbered their German counterparts in a metropolis that’s house to a big neighborhood of individuals with Turkish roots.

German followers’ makes an attempt to encourage their staff have been met by a refrain of whistles at first of the second half.

Kai Havertz, enjoying in an unaccustomed left-back function, opened the scoring within the fifth minute and Niclas Füllkrug had equalized early within the second half for Germany, which slumped to its first defeat below new coach Julian Nagelsmann in his first recreation at house.

Nagelsmann was appointed in September to revive the staff’s shaken confidence after years of disappointment below predecessors Hansi Flick and Joachim Löw.

He began with a win in opposition to america and draw in opposition to Mexico within the US final month.

İlkay Gündoğan, the primary Germany captain of Turkish heritage, was whistled earlier than and in the course of the recreation by the Turkey supporters.

Gündoğan and nationwide teammate Mesut Özil bore the brunt of German frustration after the staff’s disappointing efficiency on the 2018 World Cup.

Each have Turkish roots, and each have been closely criticized in Germany for posing with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for a photograph earlier than the event.

The furor ultimately promoted Özil to stop the nationwide staff, citing racism on the coronary heart of anti-Turkish feedback from far-right politicians and followers.

Gündoğan distanced himself from the incident in Britain however was nonetheless subjected to followers’ abuse throughout Germany video games.

There was a heavy police presence for Saturday’s recreation, together with water cannon and different riot-management automobiles.

Preventing broke out amongst some followers close to the media space early within the second half. Not less than one man was left mopping up a bloody nostril.

Erdoğan was in Berlin the day earlier than for a tense go to following his criticism of staunch German ally Israel.

He didn’t keep for the sport.

Each Germany and Turkey have certified for Euro 2024, the previous as host.

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