The new era in the national team started with a great victory Turkey. Now officially having Modela on its bench, the neighboring country prevailed 1-0 of Croatia in Osijek and remained only first in the 4th group of the qualifying phase of Euro 2024. After reaching 13 points and leaving the hosts at -3, who have a match in hand, while Dalic’s team protected the 0-2 of the first round, having the upper hand in case of a tie.
The only goal of the match was scored in the first half. In the 30th Baris Yilmaz paved the way for Turkey’s victory. Ozcan got the visitors on the attack as he first carried the ball and then played a long ball for the Galatasaray striker, who took advantage of Livakovic’s poor clearance to make it 0-1.
Croatia’s “hole” in the attack line was noticed, after Dalic ran out of solutions. THE Petkovic was unprepared, while o Livaya he withdrew from the national team and the only solution was Moussa. On the contrary, the guests managed to camouflage the gaps in the defense, making a spirited display.
Almost in exhalation, however, the Turks “froze”, after the English referee, Taylor, showed the white bullet for hand, but through VAR it appeared that nothing illegal happened. Thus, the visitors continued the favorable tradition, making the 5-5-2 against Croatia.
With this result, Turkey moves away from the road of Greece in the Nations League playoffs.
The program of the 4th group
(39′ Ikaunieks, 68′ Balodis)
(30′ B. Yilmaz)
The standings in 6 matches
Turkey 13 (9-6)
Croatia 10 (9-2) – 5 matches
Armenia 7 (8-9)
Wales 7 (6-7) – 5 matches
Latvia 3 (5-13)
Next matchday (8th, 15/10)
Source: Sport Fm
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