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Germany 3-2 Turkey



A German fan waves a flag

A German fan displays his colours ahead of his team's Euro 2008 semi-final against Turkey at St Jakob-Park in Basel

Turkish fans create a lively atmosphere in the ground

Turkish fans create a lively atmosphere in the ground with their depleted side just a win away from the final in Vienna

Turkey's players gather in a huddle

Turkey's players gather in a huddle with only a few seconds left to kick-off in the semi-final in which they start as underdogs

Germany's Miroslav Klose and Mehmet Topal battle for the ball

Germany's Miroslav Klose and Mehmet Topal battle for the ball during a lively opening in which Turkey dominate the Germans

Turkey's Kazim Kazim provides a useful outlet down the right

Kazim Kazim provides a useful outlet down the right as Turkey run the German's ragged in an entertaining encounter

Germany are stunned as Jens Lehmann fails to prevent Ugur Boral's effort crossing the line

Germany are stunned as Jens Lehmann fails to prevent Ugur Boral's effort crossing the line as Turkey take the lead in the 22nd minute

Turkey's players celebrate taking the lead

Turkey's players and fans go bananas after deservedly opening the scoring against the rattled German defence

Germany's Lukas Podolski congratulates Bastian Schweinsteiger

Germany soon respond to Turkey's goal as Bastian Schweinsteiger superbly sweeps the ball past Rustu Recber five minutes later

Fatih Terim calms his team down

Turkey manager Fatih Terim calms his team down as the half-time break approaches with the thrilling match all square at 1-1

Philipp Lahm is upended by Turkey's Sabri

Germany have a penalty appeal turned down by referee Massimo Busacca as Philipp Lahm is upended by Sabri in the 51st minute

Rustu Recber misses his punch and is beaten to the ball by Germany's Miroslav Klose

Germany lead as Rustu Recber misses his punch and is beaten to the ball by Miroslav Klose who heads home in the 79th minute

Turkey's Semih Senturk pokes in at the near post

The thriller continues as Turkey restore parity with Semih Senturk poking the ball home at the near post in the 86th minute

Germany's Thomas Hitzlsperger fires a superb winner past Rustu

Germany win it as Lahm exchanges passes with Thomas Hitzlsperger before firing superbly past Rustu in the 90th minute

Germany's players celebrate their win

The final whistle sparks wild celebrations as the epic encounter ends with Germany progressing to the final with a 3-2 victory




European Championships Top Scorers
 
Team
TOT
Villa Spain 4
Pavluchenko Russia 3
Podolski Germany 3
Senturk Turkey 3
Yakin Switzerland 3


see also
Germany v Turkey semi-final news
25 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008


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