Our national team beat Luxembourg 2-0 thanks to goals from Hakan Chalhanoglu and Serdar Dursun in the 3rd match of Group 1 of the UEFA Nations C League and finished 3rd in Group 3.
Highlights of the match
Luxembourg-Turkey match has started.
The national team started the match under pressure. We are preventing the Luxembourg players from setting the game with our pressure on the front.
In the 10th minute, an effective header from Kagler from the right wing of Genghis Unders, went to Luxembourg goalkeeper Maurice Corner.
Clear goal miss!
In the 14th minute, Jackie from the right wing carried the ball very well and sent it to Halil in front of Castle. His oblique shot hit the side net.
In the 29th minute, Halil, who entered the penalty area from the left side of the box near Dogukan, made a face kick, but the ball went to the side.
We led with Hakan Chalhanoglu
Our national team won a penalty in the 35th minute. During Hakan’s corner kick from the left, Kagler hit the back post. The ball hit the defensive hand of Leandro Barreiro. Referee Nobre pointed to the white point without hesitation. Hakan Chalhanoglu converted a penalty and we were 1-0 up in Luxembourg.
The first half ended 1-0.
In the second half, Orkun appeared in the national team, Serdar Dursun is in the game.
In the 51st minute, Genghis sent the ball from the right wing into the penalty area and the defense intervened before Halil. Hakan Chalhanoglu wanted to complete the spinning ball, but the goalkeeper did not allow the goal.
At 55, Hakan Chalhanoglu’s shot from outside the penalty area was converted by goalkeeper Maurice.
In the 59th minute, Dogukan hit the ball thrown behind the defense in Turkey’s fast developing attack, but the ball went wide.
Luxembourg scored, but …
In 6 minutes Ferdi’s back pass went into our net. However, the goal was disallowed if the referee was found guilty of fouling Ferdi.
Serdar storm is going on
In the 76th minute, Genghis’s pass, the defense intervened, but he made a mistake and Serder snatched the ball. We made the score 2-0 with the help of smooth and grounded kick by Serdar Dursun.
In the 85th minute, Serdar Dursun from the right wing dropped a stylish ball to Genghis with his heel. Genghis’s diagonal shot widens from above.
With no more goals in the remaining minutes, the national team scored 3 out of 3 in their group.
Luxembourg vs Turkey 11s:
Luxembourg: Morris, Martins, Chanot, Olesen, Carlson, Sanchez, Barreiro, Pereira, Pinto, Sinani, Rodriguez
Turkey: Uğurcan Çakır, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Çağlar Soyuncu, Ferdi Kadıoğlu, Dorukhan Toköz, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Doğukan Sinik, Orkun Kökçü, Cengiz Ünder, Halil Dervişo
Note on Luxembourg vs Turkey game
A national football team was a guest of Luxembourg in the 3rd match of the 1st group of UEFA Nations C League. The match at the Luxembourg Stadium was hosted by Antonio Emanuel Carvalho Nobre of the Portuguese Football Federation. Paolo Suarez and Pedro Ribeiro were Nobre’s assistants.
They beat Faroe Islands 4-0 in the first match of the 1st group of the UEFA Nations C League and Lithuania 6-0 in the second match. In such a team, coach Stefan Kuntz has made 6 changes in the first 11 compared to the previous Lithuania match. German coaches Ugarkan Chakar, Jackie Chelik, Marih Demiral, Kagler Soyenku, Dorukhan Tokoz and Orkun Koki have been replaced by Dogan Alemdar, Mert Muldur, Ozan Kabak, Kan Duhanras, Ceruns, Ozan Kabak in the top-11. The following are the 11 starting teams of this team against Luxembourg:
“Ugurkan Chakir, Jackie Chelik, Merih Demiral, Chagler Soyenku, Ferdi Kadioglu, Dorukhan Tokoz, Orkun Koki, Hakan Chalhanoglu, Genghis Wonder, Dogukan Cinic, Halil Dervisoglu.”
The fans were not alone
The fans did not leave such a team alone in the match. Thousands of Turkish fans from Turkey and many European countries came to Luxembourg, took their positions and supported their country throughout the match.
On the other hand, the President of the Turkish Football Federation Servet Yardimsi and the managers followed the fight from the stand.
9th National Test with Stefan Kuntz
Turkey will play their ninth game against Luxembourg under the management of German coach Stefan Kuntz. Our national team has experienced 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats in 8 matches against Kuntz, the opponent’s net has been broadcast 24 times and has scored 9 goals in the fort. The Crescent-Stars will be on the field for the 5th time in 2022. The nationals have played this year with 2 defeats and 2 wins in 4 matches.
All stands in the stadium are closed
Luxembourg Stadium will host the match where Luxembourg will host Turkey. All the tribunes of the 9,461-seat stadium are closed. The stadium, similar to England’s stadium in design, was opened in 2021. Hybrid grass was used on the grounds of the stadium, which was built at a cost of about 80 million euros. The weather will be clear during the match and the temperature is expected to be 18 degrees.
Siftah is being chased by other opponents
The first match of our group will be at 19.00. The Faroe Islands will face Lithuania on the field. Both teams have dropped their first two games without points and their goal will be to start the group with points or points. The fight will be broadcast live on S Sport and S Sport Plus.
National match between Luxembourg and Turkey
Turkey has faced Luxembourg six times so far. Turkey has won 6 matches and Luxembourg has won 1 match. In contrast to Ay Yıldızlılar’s 13 goals, Luxembourg scored 6 goals. Turkey and Luxembourg have won 1 of 2 official matches between the two countries.
The Crescent-Stars are playing their 606th game
Our national team will play Luxembourg for the 708th time. The Crescent-Stars have won 232, including one confiscated, 329 official and 277 individual 606 matches, drawn 144 times and lost 230 times to their opponents in their 99-year history. Our national team has scored a total of 820 goals in this match, of which three have been confiscated, and he has scored 868 goals. To date, competing with national teams from 90 different countries, the national teams have played 523 of 606 matches with representatives from Europe, including 33 from Asia, 24 from Africa, 23 from America and 3 from Oceania.
Luke Holtz has been working for 12 years
Luxembourg is definitely the toughest team in our group, compared to the Faroe Islands and Lithuania. Luke Holtz, who previously coached Luxembourg’s U21 team, has been in charge of his country’s national team for 12 years. Our opponents, who are just behind third Ireland in Group A with an average of 9 points in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, had a great surprise when Gerson Rodriguez’s away goal gave Ireland a 1-0 win. Luxembourg, who finished second in the 2020-21 League of Nations, are 13 points behind Montenegro, 3 points behind, beating the street leader 2-1 and losing 1-0 on the field.
The top scorer is Gerson Rodriguez
Gerson Rodrigues was part of Luc Holtz’s 94th team in the FIFA rankings before our country’s Ankaragücü and finished last season at Eyüpspor. The 26-year-old striker is currently the highest scorer in the squad with 11 goals in 45 matches. Also, important midfielders are Olivier Thiel from Eyüpspor and Leandro Barreiro from Mainz in Germany. Attacking midfielder Daniel Sinani, who is in Huddersfield’s squad in England, scored in the 2-0 win over Lithuania.