In an amazing game last night, Newcastle transfer target Arda Turan again fired Turkey to an amazing comeback.
Arda Turan – sparked Turkey to amazing victory – again!
Turkey fired fired 3 goals past the Czech Republic in the final 15 minutes of the game last night, to get an unlikely win that takes them through to the Euro 2008 quarter finals against Croatia.
With just 15 minutes remaining in the game the Czech Republic looked home and dry with a 2-0 lead, but then that man Arda Turan, who hopefully will soon be playing for Newcastle United, scored Turkey’s first goal, to put the Turks right back in the game.
And it was the 21 year-old Turan who sparked the amazing revival, as he was seen running after the ball after a goal kick had been awarded to the Czechs, to spur the Turks to their amazing comeback.
This boy certainly plays with great passion, and also has a fair amount of skill, to say the least.
Then with just 3 minutes of the game remaining Nihat scored for the Turks to equalize the score, after a terrible mistake by goalkeeper Pete Cech, who basically dropped the ball from a cross, right at Nihat’s feet.
Just an an awful calamity by the Czech goalkeeper.
The Turkish supporters, by this time, were going wild to say the least, and then when everybody thought the game would go to immediate penalties, the incredible happened, and Nihat again found himself clear, and swept the ball past the Czech goalkeeper to power Turkey to one of their best wins in their history.
2-0 down with 15 minutes to go, and they end up winning this important game 3-2 – just unbelievable. If you had written this story, nobody would have believed it.
Only one team in these European Championships, has come back from being behind to win, and it has been Turkey twice, in their last two games.
Turkey has every right to be proud of their warriors last night, but for the Czech Republic there has to be grave doubts about their temperament, after they appeared to panic after Turan scored Turkey’s first goal.
But it was Arda Turan who was the Turkish player that made it all possible, with a display of skill and passion, that must have seemed breathtaking to the many Newcastle fans who watched the game around the world.
It was no doubt a wonderful night for Turkey, and this 21 year old looks made to measure for Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United.
Most teams would have felt sorry for themselves and given up, at 2-0 down and 15 minutes to go, but all credit to Turkey last night, who don’t seem to know when they are beaten.
Turkey is no doubt justifiably proud of what their team has achieved in their last two games, both of which they have won in the last 3 minutes – unbelievable.
We bet there was some celebrating last night in the Turkish homeland. 😀
It’s Croatia next up.