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EURO '08: Turks eliminate the Swiss
by Ridge Mahoney, June 12th, 2008 6:45AM

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[SWITZERLAND-TURKEY REPORT CARD] Turkey rallied on a rain-sodden field to eliminate one of the hosts, 2-1, with second-half goals by Arda Turan and substitute Semin Senturk after Hakan Yakin had pushed home a puddle-slowed service from Eren Derdiyok for a 1-0 halftime lead. The Swiss succumbed to the roars of their fans to push forward despite a tie being enough to keep alive their hopes of advancing. Those hopes died when right back Hamit Atintop's long ball led to Arda's deflected shot beating keeper Diego Benaglio. Switzerland is out because it has lost to both of the teams, Czech Republic and Turkey, that it could tie for second place with three points. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head results. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the players.

Switzerland Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
4 Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg) 14/0
5 Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lille) 14/0
4 Patrick Mueller (Lyon) 80/3
7 Philippe Senderos (Arsenal) 30/3
4 Ludovic Magnin (VfB Stuttgart) 52/3
4 Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen) 34/6
6 Gokhan Inler (Udinese) 19/1
5 Gelson Fernandes (Manchester City) 10/0
7 Valon Behrami (Lazio) 18/2
6 Eren Derdiyok (Basel) 5/1
6 Hakan Yakin (Young Boys) 68/16
Subs:
6 Johan Vonlanthen (Red Bull Salzburg) 32/6
4 Ricardo Cabanas (Grasshoppers) 50/4
nr Daniel Gygax (Metz) 35/5

Turkey Player Ratings
7 Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce) 23/0
6 Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich) 44/2
5 Emre Asik (Galatasaray) 29/2
4 Servet Cetin (Galatasaray) 31/1
4 Hakan Balta (Galatasaray) 10/1
5 Gokdeniz Karadeniz (Rubin Kazan) 47/6
3 Tumer Metin (Larissa) 24/7
6 Mehmet Aurelio (Fenerbahce) 21/1
7 Arda Turan (Galatasaray) 19/2
6 Tuncay Sanli (Middlesbrough) 55615
7 Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal) 56/15
Subs:
6 Mehmet Topal (Galatasaray) 6/0
7 Semih Senturk (Fenerbahce) 6/2
nr Kazim Kazim (Fenerbahce) 4/0

(1-low; 5-average; 10-high)



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