Turkey vs Croatia


UEFA Euro 2016

Group D

June 12th

Parc des Princes, Paris, France


41′ Modrić

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Croatia top Group D with three points whilst Turkey move to the bottom before the rest of teams in the group have played.

FT: Turkey had a few chances to get an equaliser and at one stage Turkey could have gone ahead with Tufan’s header. They didn’t create enough chances in the end unlike Croatia who deserve the victory.

FT: So Croatia hold onto their lead to take all three points. Modrić’s fantastic volley has got Croatia’s European Championship campaign up and running. Croatia had a number of chances to extend their lead and on another day it may have cost them, but in the end it didn’t really matter.

90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+4′ Ćorluka has to leave field yet again for another clattering to the head.

90’+2′ Final Croatia change sees Mandžukić replaced by Marko Pjaca.

90′ Şen receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Srna.

90′ There will be four additional minutes.

89′ Second Croatia change sees Gordon Schildenfeld replaced Rakitić.

86′ First Croatia change sees Perišić replaced by Andrej Kramarić.

83′ Perišić is down and has to depart to receive treatment.

82′ Chance!! Rakitić plays Perišić through on-goal but his effort is smothered by Babacan.

80′ Chance!! Erkin bends the wall past the wall but Subašić claims the ball.

79′ Strinić concedes a freekick in a dangerous position after a cynical foul on Şen.

78′ Chance!! The corner is met by Badelj but it goes wide.

78′ Chance!! A Strinić throw-in bounces over a Turkey man into Brozović whose header is tipped over well by Babacan.

76′ Ćorluka is back on the pitch.

73′ Play resumes.

73′ Ćorluka is down again with a head injury and goes off the pitch to receive treatment.

71′ So close!! Mandžukić finds Perišić with a great cross but he heads against the bar. He should have scored!

70′ Chance!! Çalhanoğlu fires wide from outside the area.

68′ Final Turkey change sees Tosun replaced by Emre Mor.

67′ Chance!! Modrić finds Mandžukić with a cross but he heads over under-pressure.

66′ Chance!! Another dangerous ball in by Perišić evades Mandžukić and is inches away from Brozović at the back-post.

64′ Second Turkey change sees Turan replaced by Burak Yılmaz.

60′ Chance!! A Srna throw-in is headed down by Mandžukić into Brozović who volleys just over.

58′ Ćorluka is back on the field.

58′ Subašić cliams the delivery.

57′ Vida concedes a corner.

57′ Ćorluka has to receive treatment after his head-wound in the first-half has become a problem again.

54′ Chance!! A dangerous cross from Perišić is palmed away by Babacan into the path of Srna who has the goal in his sights, but he fires wide when he really should have scored.

51′ So close!! Srna gets the ball over the wall but his fine effort smacks the bar with Babacan well-beaten.

50′ Rakitić wins a freekick in a dangerous position after being cynically fouled by Tufan.

49′ Chance!! Mandžukić meets Rakitić’s delivery but the sting is taken out of it and Babacan claims the ball.

49′ Srna is down after a high challenge by Şen who concedes a freekick.

48′ Balta receives a yellow card for late challenge on Mandžukić.

47′ Chance!! Çalhanoğlu pulls the ball back to substitute Şen on the volley but his effort is charged down.

45′ Croatia get the second-half underway.

HT: First Turkey change during the interval sees Volkan Şen replace Özyakup.

HT: Modrić’s fantastic goal has put Croatia in front although there are question marks on the keeper’s position. So will Croatia add to their tally or will Turkey repeat what they did in the 2008 Quarter-final and deny Croatia the win? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Rakitić hasn’t been involved very much as of yet but Modrić has been playing well and controlled the game. Srna and Perišić have produced some dangerous deliveries but Brozović has squandered a number of good opportunities. Turkey have done well too and possibly should have gone ahead earlier when Tufan’s header forced Subašić into a good save when he really should have scored.

HT: So Croatia are ahead. The Croats have deserved the lead in truth, they’ve enjoyed more of the possession  and created more chances and have been rewarded with Modrić’s fine volley.

45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ Chance!! Balta meets Gönül’s delivery at the near-post but it goes wide into the side-netting.

45′ There will be two additional minutes.

45′ Perišić concedes a corner.

41′ Goal!! The initial delivery is temporarily dealt with before Rakitić’s delivery is then cleared to Modrić who catches the ball brilliantly on the volley and the ball bounces past Babacan to give Croatia the lead. Superb!!

40′ Srna wins a corner.

38′ Chance!! Srna takes the corner short before the delivery falls to Mandžukić who controls the ball before his tame effort is saved by Babacan.

37′ Turan concedes a corner.

36′ Chance!! Çalhanoğlu audaciously tries to score from the freekick but it goes well over.

35′ Modrić is penalised for a foul.

33′ Mandžukić is down after being caught by Çalhanoğlu in an aerial challenge.

33′ Ćorluka is back on the pitch.

31′ Play resumes.

30′ Tosun receives a yellow for using an elbow on Ćorluka, who has to receive further treatment.

29′ Chance!! Brozović tries an effort from-range but it goes harmlessly off-target.

28′ Chance!! Tufan meets a fantastic cross from Gönül but his header is straight at Subašić who gathers at the second attempt. He should have scored in truth.

27′ Chance!! A Srna cross is punched clear by Babacan into the path of Badelj whose volley is straight into the grateful arms of the Turkey keeper.

22′ Chance!! Srna sends in a dangerous ball into Brozović but again he miscues his header.

21′ Chance!! Perišić does well to beat his man before finding Brozović with a cross but the Inter Milan winger heads over.

20′ Vida is penalised for a foul on Tosun.

18′ The delivery is cleared before İnan fires an audacious effort horribly off-target.

18′ Badelj concedes a corner, heading the delivery behind.

17′ Turan wins a freekick in a promising position.

16′ Chance!! The first delivery is cleared before a Srna cross is met by Mandžukić but his header is blocked.

16′ Tufan concedes a corner.

12′ Chance!! Tufan tries an effort from-range but it goes harmlessly wide.

8′ Subašić claims the resulting delivery.

7′ Badelj is penalised for a foul on Özyakup. Turkey have a freekick in a good position.

6′ Badelj is fouled by İnan.

5′ Mandžukić is penalised for a foul on Erkin.

4′ The delivery is good but Turkey deal with the danger.

4′ Mandžukić wins a corner.

3′ Modrić is caught late and high by Tufan but the referee just has a word with the Turkey man.

2′ Chance!! Srna sends in a teasing cross that is flicked-on by Rakitić at the near-post but it just drifts wide.

0′ Turkey get the game underway.

Team news:

Turkey: Volkan Babacan (GK), Caner Erkin, Hakan Kadir Balta, Mehmet Topal, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Ozan Tufan, Arda Turan, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Croatia: Danijel Subašić (GK), Ivan Strinić, Domagoj Vida, Vedran Ćorluka, Darijo Srna, Milan Badelj, Luka Modrić, Ivan Perišić, Ivan Rakitić, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Mandžukić


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