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Konya Büyüksehir Belediye Stadyumu
Euro Qualifying • Group H
  • 2nd Half
  • Turkey
  • France
  • TokozÖmür
    90'
  • Coman
    86'
  • ÜnderYazici
    85'
  • KahveciTufan
    80'
  • GiroudBen Yedder
    72'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Turkey
  • France
  • DigneMendy
    45'
  • MatuidiComan
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Turkey
  • France
  • Demiral
    45'
  • Umtiti
    45'
  • Ünder
    40'
  • Tekdemir
    39'
  • Ayhan
    30'
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Euro Qualifying - 8 June 2019

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Thank you so much for joining us for this game, please do stay tuned to Eurosport for all the reaction.

90+4' 

That is it here in Konya! A fantastic performance from this young Turkey team and they are are now top of the group.

90+3' 

The Ole's have come out here as Yilmaz gets called back for an offside.

90+1' 

Ayhan is down and should probably come off but they're out of subs so he's going to stay on and help out.

90' 

Late change for Turkey as the excellent Tokuz comes off Abdulkadir.

86' 

Another miss from Yilmaz! Great counter from Turkey and Yilmaz gets played in but he tries to take it on his right and he gets it all wrong.

A shame for the captain as apart from his finishing he has been excellent.

Coman has been booked for a dive in the other box.

85' 

Under's day is done, and that's not really a surprise as he has faded a bit, Yazici is his replacement.

83' 

Again Coman does well to get in down the left but his cross is cleared easily by Turkey.

80' 

Ah here is that change. Kahveci has done excellently and he has earned his break. Tufan comes on.

77' 

I wouldn't say Turkey look nervous, but it has gone even more long ball than it was before.

Probably time to think about a change...

74' 

Under takes the free-kick but it goes over from a tight angle.

73' 

Brilliant stuff from Yilmaz. He receives the ball from a throw and just holds off Umtiti expertly until he wins a free-kick.

72' 

Under is a ridiculously talented player but sometimes you'd like him to take an extra touch before releasing the ball. It's a very minor criticism to be fair.

Ben Yedder is on for Giroud.

71' 

Good pressure from Tokuz as he forces another corner for the home team.

69'

WHAT A HIT!

That woke things up! Tekdemir isn't closed down outside the box so he has a crack and it's some strike. It dips and moves and Lloris did well to tip it over.

68' 

Turkey are sloppy here, they can't keep the ball or string any passing together. When they get it they lumping it to Burak.

65; 

Do you remember when I said it would be telling if France could keep up that early intensity?

Well it has faded but they are still in this game because Turkey have switched off a bit themselves.

62' 

Mendy isn't really having any more joy against Under then Digne did and the Turkey forward gets in behind again. This time his cross isn't as good and it is easily snuffed out.

60' 

I tell you what Demiral has been excellent tonight and he cuts out a pass meant for Mbappe and then keeps his composure under pressure from the France forward.

57' 

Excellent goalkeeping from Gunok as he comes and takes a Griezmann corner under pressure.

54' 

CHANCE!

France are so open at the back and they're making so many silly errors. It is nearly a chance for Burak but Lloris saves well.

50' 

Better from France as they get Coman in behind the Turkey defence. His cutback finds Griezmann but he is crowded out as he tries to get the shot away.

46' 

Welcome back.

Unsurprisingly there are two changes for France as Ferland Mendy replaces Digne and perhaps more tellingly Coman replaces Matuidi.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

Anyway that's half-time! France are in a world of trouble against a very impresive Turkey side!

45'+1' 

You can see why Turkey are annoyed, that was a terrible challenge from Umtiti, he should have been booked.

  • Merih Demiral
    Yellow cardMerih DemiralTurkeyWe have a yellow for Demiral which is slightly surprising as it looked as if Umtit had committed a foul.  I suspect it's for complaining.
45+1' 

We have a yellow for Demiral which is slightly surprising as it looked as if Umtit had committed a foul.

I suspect it's for complaining.

44' 

Great effort from Demiral as he peels off Sissoko onto the back post and sends a header narrowly wide.

43' 

France are all over the place here. Celik gets in behind down the right with a couple waiting for him in the box.

However the cross isn't great and it goes behind for a corner.

43' 

The phones are out for a light show!

The Turkey fans are absolutely loving this.

  • Cengiz Ünder
    GoalCengiz ÜnderTurkeyGOAL! TURKEY 2-0 FRANCE (UNDER) Unbelievable scenes! The stadium is rocking as Turkey go two up.  Burak makes up for his earlier miss by blocking off Umtiti's pass and then Tokuz bullies Pogba and slips in Under.  He takes a touch fires it into the side netting, brilliant!
40' 

GOAL! TURKEY 2-0 FRANCE (UNDER)

Unbelievable scenes! The stadium is rocking as Turkey go two up.

Burak makes up for his earlier miss by blocking off Umtiti's pass and then Tokuz bullies Pogba and slips in Under.

He takes a touch fires it into the side netting, brilliant!

  • Mahmut Tekdemir
    Yellow cardMahmut TekdemirTurkeyWe have our first yellow of the night as Tekdemir goes into the book for pulling back Mbappe.
39' 

We have our first yellow of the night as Tekdemir goes into the book for pulling back Mbappe.

38' 

GREAT CHANCE!

Oh Burak! Brilliant from as one of the Turkey forward as he chases down Varane near the corner flag and wins the ball back.

He squares it to Yilmaz but he scuffs the shot and it's easy for Lloris.

37' 

Bit better from France as Griezmann, Mbappe and Giroud link up with some nice first-time passing before Demiral breaks up the play.

That's about as good as it's been for France so far...

35' 

Turkey break well with Kenan as he charges down the left.

However he doesn't get his head up when he plays the cross so it's far too far in front of Burak.

  • Kaan Ayhan
    GoalKaan AyhanTurkeyGOAL! TURKEY 1-0 FRANCE (AYHAN) Brilliant from Turkey. Under swings in a fabulous free-kick from the left to the back post that is headed back across goal by Demiral. His centre-back partner Ayhan is on hand to power a header past Lloris.
30' 

GOAL! TURKEY 1-0 FRANCE (AYHAN)

Brilliant from Turkey. Under swings in a fabulous free-kick from the left to the back post that is headed back across goal by Demiral.

His centre-back partner Ayhan is on hand to power a header past Lloris.

28' 

Poor from Pogba, he has a simple pass on to Mbappe but takes his eye off the ball and goes for a backheel which is easily intercepted.

26' 

Goalkeeper tries to play out from the back for Turkey. All well and good but Gunok's pass is a bit much for Demiral and it goes out for a France throw.

24' 

Good spell of possession for Turkey as they get in behind the France back line and have a couple of attempts to get it in but the final pass is lacking unfortunately.

22' 

Getting a bit scrappy, few bitty fouls creeping in so the play has been broken up a bit.

19' 

CHANCES

Best bit of play from Turkey as the ball is swung in from the right and Tokuz flicks the ball on in the box. It's coming to Kenan but Lloris comes out and deals with it before the play is called back for offside.

Griezmann then flicks a header wide at the other end.

16' 

We have two balls on the pitch so Turkey play it back to France when play resumes.

Varane applauds the gesture like he's playing Sunday League, got to love that.

14' 

Loose pass from Pogba rolls out of play.

Perhaps he was distracted by the noise which is astonishing. I know I'm going on about it but it really is.

13' 

Brilliant from Burak!

He chases down a loose ball, nicking it off Pogba, then he chops back and draws the foul.

Excellent stuff from the lone forward.

12' 

Had another slight delay in play for some treatment for Giroud, but he also looks like he is going to be okay to carry on.

11' 

This will surely be the first time we've mentioned Mbappe so far. He picks up a loose ball and tries to take on two defenders. The first is beaten but the second recovers well.

That pace is absolutely terrifying.

10' 

Gorgeous flick from Yilmaz nearly sets away a break but Umtiti is in quickly to snuff out the danger.

8' 

Durukhan is briefly down after having the back of his ankle trod on by Pogba but he's up again and okay to carry on.

6' 

Turkey are pressing hard as well, they clearly think they can get the ball back quickly if there is an early press.

Both teams giving the ball away a bit in these early stages.

4' 

Turkey aren't afraid of playing the ball about against the world champions, they're snapping some passes about in midfield.

2' 

I tell you what when France are on the ball, as you imagine they will be a lot, the noise is deafening.

Giroud flicks on a ball from Varane and he sets Sissoko away, it goes behind for a France corner.

1' 

We are underway! France in white and Turkey in red.

 

Our man in the middle tonight is Damir Skomina, you might recognise him from such football games as the Champions League final.

 

Turkey always seems to be a great place to play football and the stadium absolutely belted out the national anthem. Tremendous stuff.

 

Right there are five minutes to go!

Let me know your predictions for this one!

 

UNDER THE C

As for Turkey their bright hope is the hugely exciting Cengiz Under, who is one of the most promising players in Europe let alone Turkey. It's going to be very interesting to see what sort of problems he can cause the France defence.

Cengiz Ünder
 

Speaking of Mr Griezmann we know he is leaving Atletico Madrid but we don't know where he is actually going...

Video - Euro Papers: Legal threats force Barca to pursue Neymar over Griezmann

01:59
 

Here's Antoine Griezmann warming up.

He is going to be vital tonight for the French.

 

Ah but you may have noticed that these qualifiers are only providing 20 of the 24 teams.

The final four will be decided by the Nations League.

And in case you needed a reminder of how that works here's a handy video.

Video - UEFA Nations League explained – how on earth does it work?

02:40
 

QUALIFICATION SCENARIOS

It's obviously a little bit early to talk about who needs what to qualify but it's worth a reminder of how this all works.

There are 24 places at Euro 2020 but there are 12 host counties so there are no automatic qualifiers.

55 nations are competing in qualifying with the top two teams in each of the ten groups providing 20 qualifiers.

 

STAT ATTACK

Turkey are yet to concede so far, France will surely test that...

 

FORM GUIDE

This is a top of a table clash between two teams who both have a 100% record after two matches so far.

France battered Moldova and Iceland whilst Turkey dished out similar punishment to the Moldovans whilst also beating Albania.

 

TURKEY TEAM NEWS

Blow for the hosts as Hakan Calhanoglu has to drop to the bench after suffering an injury but the extremely exciting Cengiz Under starts with former Newcastle man Emre on the bench.

Gunok, Celik, Ali Kaldrim, Demiral, Ayhan, Tekdemir, Tokoz, Kahveci, Under, Yilmaz, Karaman

 

FRANCE TEAM NEWS

We start with the France team news and it is a fairly predictable 4-2-3-1 for the French, as we have come to expect under Didier Deschamps.

Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Digne, Sissoko, Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud

Perhaps the decision to start Moussa Sissoko raises a few eyebrows but to be perfect his form for Spurs in 2019 has been excellent so he deserves it.

 

WELCOME

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of the Euro 2020 qualification clash between Turkey and France at the Konya Büyüksehir Belediye Stadyumu.