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EURO '08: Turkish delight in miracle comeback
by Paul Kennedy, by Mike Woitalla, June 16th, 2008 6:45AM
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[GROUP A REPORT CARDS] Turkey came back from two goals down with three goals in the last 15 minutes to beat the Czech Republic and move into the quarterfinals at Euro '08 along with Portugal, which had already clinched a berth in the final eight and fielded a weakened team in its 2-0 loss to Switzerland. Soccer America's Mike Woitalla and Paul Kennedy grade the players.

TURKEY-CZECH REPUBLIC(3-2)

The Czechs were cruising thanks to goals by giant Jan Koller and Jaroslav Plasil when the Turks rallied for three late goals. Right back Hamit Altintop was involved in all three goals, the first by Arda Turan in the 75th minute and the other two by Nihat Kahvecitwo minutes apart. The tying goal came when Czech keeper Petr Cech failed to hold Hamit's cross, allowing Nihat to stroke the ball into an empty net.

TurkeyPlayer Ratings
4 Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce) 24/0
7 Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich) 45/2
5 Emre Gungor (Galatasaray) 2/0
5 Servet Cetin (Galatasaray) 32/1
5 Hakan Balta (Galatasaray) 11/1
6 Mehmet Aurelio (Fenerbahce) 22/1
5 Mehmet Topal(Galatasaray) 7/0
5 Semih Senturk (Fenerbahce) 7/2
7 Arda Turan(Galatasaray) 20/3
7 Tuncay Sanli(Middlesbrough) 56/15
8 Nihat Kahveci(Villarreal) 57/17
Subs:
6 Sabri Sarioglu(Galatasaray) 15/1
4 Emre Asik (Galatasaray) 30/2
6 Kazim Kazim(Fenerbahce) 5/0

Czech RepublicPlayer Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
3 Petr Cech (Chelsea) 62/0
5 Zdenek Grygera (Juventus) 56/2
4 Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina) 71/2
4 David Rozehnal (Lazio) 48/0
5 Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan) 67/10
5 Jaroslav Plasil (Osasuna) 30/3
6 Jan Polak (Anderlecht) 41/6
5 Marek Matejovsky (Reading) 12/1
5 Tomas Galasek (Nuremberg) 69/1
6 Libor Sionko (FC Copenhagen) 33/7
6 Jan Koller (Nuremberg) 90/55
Subs:
5 David Jarolim (Hamburg) 19/1
nr Stanislav Vlcek (Anderlecht) 13/0
nr Michal Kadlec(Sparta Prague) 7/1

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

SWITZERLAND-PORTUGAL (2-0)

Two goals fromHakan Yakin gave the co-host Swiss a win over Portugal, which won its first two games and showed little interest in its final group game.

Switzerland Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
8 Pascal Zuberbuhler(Neuchatel Xamax) 51/0
6 Stephan Lichtsteiner(Lille) 15/0
5 Patrick Mueller (Lyon) 81/3
6 Philippe Senderos(Arsenal) 31/3
5 Ludovic Magnin(VfB Stuttgart) 53/3
6 Gelson Fernandes(Manchester City) 11/0
7 Gokhan Inler(Udinese) 20/1
6 Valon Behrami(Lazio) 19/2
6 Johan Vonlanthen(Red Bull Salzburg) 33/6
8 Hakan Yakin (Young Boys) 69/18
7 Eren Derdiyok(Basel) 6/1
Subs:
5 Tranquillo Barnetta(Bayer Leverkusen) 35/6
nr Ricardo Cabanas(Grasshoppers) 51/4
nr Stephane Grichting(Auxerre) 19/0

PortugalPlayer Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Ricardo(Real Betis) 78/0
5 Miguel(Valencia) 18/1
6 Pepe(Real Madrid) 6/1
5 Bruno Alves(Porto) 12/1
3 Paulo Ferreira(Chelsea) 50/1
4 Fernando Meira(VfB Stuttgart) 52/2
5 Raul Meireles(Porto) 11/1
5 Miguel Veloso(Sporting) 8/0
7 Nani (Man. United) 15/2
7 Ricardo Quaresma(Porto) 23/3
4 Helder Postiga(Panathinaikos) 33/10
Subs:
5 Jorge Ribeiro(Boavista) 9/0
5 Joao Moutinho(Sporting) 16/1
nr Hugo Almeida(Werder Bremen) 11/2

 



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