Â Turkey 3 – 2 Czech Republic
In a match where it all seemed to be a Czech Republic win went on to prove that Euro 2008 brings high-drama, action, excitment and everything more that football brings with. Turkey’s Arda brought a goal back to bring Turkey fans back to chanting Turkiye Turkiye, and in the 88th minute when one would think that Petr Cech is one of the World’s best keepers made it a fact that he would be spending the night awake thinking of that minute. Cech went on to take on a save from a cross but he fumbled the save and Nihat sent Turkish fans some delight. 2-2 at 88th minute and what more to a breath-taking finale to a match!!!!! Yep there was still more drama to come…. Nihat raced forward just a minute or two after restoring parity and his shot whistled past Cech to send Turkey leading for the first time in the match with stoppage time to go….
Tuncay The Goalkeeper
There was more to come as Czech Republic raced forward to no avail… Volkan, Turkish goalkeeper pushed the Czech forward to the floor, and the ref made no hesitation and sent him off. Well with all subs used, it was Sanli Tuncay who changed shirts and guarded the post but there was no pressure on him as the Czech’s did not have a chance on goal in the dying minutes. But what a match!!! Poor Cech he is gonna rue that moment for his life!! Reminds me of Tim Wiese when Borussia Dortmund lost to Juventus in the Champions League after Wiese fumbled an easy save to let Juve score in the dying minutes of the match…
Turkey join Portugal who lost to Switzerland in the other match to go through the quarter-finals.