EURO 2008: Semi Final (1)*** Germany 3-2 Turkey. ***

Germany makes it to the final. Turkey’s dream end here.

Germany just beat Turkey by 3-2. Thrilling match! What a match!
A goal then ck and another goal then other team come back. At last Germany scored at the last time of the second half and won the match. But both the team played excellent football. What a match!

What a match! What a match! What a match!
That’s what I can only say.

Turkey did some things differently in this game. It took the lead. It controlled much of the play. Then the pattern of its earlier games appeared to reassert itself. Germany took the lead. Once again Turkey struck back very late. But after Semih Senturk scored in the 86th minute, the plot changed. Philipp Lahm scored the winner for Germany.

Turkey took the lead in the 22nd minute on Ugur Boral’s goal, and Germany responded five minutes later when Bastian Schweinsteiger scored.
After 79 minutes, just as the game seemed to be slipping into a lull, Lahm lofted a high, floating ball into the penalty area. As it dropped, goalkeeper Rustu Recber charged for a ball he would not reach, and defender Mehmet Topal did not react aggressively enough. Miroslav Klose beat both to the ball and headed into the empty goal.

Once again the Turks hit back. Defender Sabri Sarioglu left Lahm stranded with a quick sleight of foot, raced to the goal line and aimed a ball at the goalmouth. As goalkeeper Jens Lehmann knelt carefully to catch it, Senturk sprinted in and placed the ball delicately between him and the post in the 86th minute.

In the final minute, the Germans pressed. Lahm ran toward the goal and exchanged passes with Thomas Hitzlsperger. When the ball came back, he found himself running unchallenged at the Turkish goal. He smashed his shot high into the net.

EURO 2008: Quarter Final (2)-***Croatia 1(1)-1(3) Turkey.***

What a match! That what I can say about this match. What a dramatic finish of the match. What a display of attacking football. I really enjoyed the match very much. It is about 4 A.M. local time here in Bangladesh and I am still awake to see this match. And I think I am happy that I didn’t miss this match.

Turkey beat Croatia 3-1 on penalties after their Euro 2008 quarter-final finished 1-1 following thrilling extra time. Extra time had finished in dramatic fashion with two goals in the last minute.

Ivan Klasnic headed Croatia in front at the near post after a good run and cross by Luka Modric in the 119th minute. But the real drama was yet to show. Semih Senturk of Turkey equalize with the last kick of the game.

But in the penalty shoot out, Croatia was seems to be confused to me. As a result they lost they penalty shoot-out by 1-3.

Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic missing the target before Turkey’s victory was clinched when Rustu Recber saved from Mladen Petric. Turkey trio Arda Turan, Semih Senturk and Hamit Altintop were all successful with their spot kicks.