Five Black Eagles featured in Turkey friendly

Updated: September 4, 2014

Beşiktaş players Oguzhan Özyakup, Ersan Gülüm, Olcay Sahan, Mustafa Pektemek and Ismail Köybasi all featured in Turkey’s 2-1 away win in Odense yesterday against Denmark.

This was Turkey’s last friendly match before starting the EURO 2016 qualifiers against Iceland next week.

Daniel Agger had opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the 35th minute for Denmark but Beşiktaş player Olcay Sahan equalized in the 55th minute for the Turks. Olcay was substituted off ten minutes later for Atlético Madrid’s Arda Turan. Bursaspor youngster Ozan Tufan decided the game in added time with a ferocious shot from outside the 18 yard box to clinch a late victory for Turkey.

DENMARK: Kasper Schmeichel; Peter Ankersen (83′ Daniel Wass), Nicolai Boilesen (46′ Kasper Kusk), Daniel Agger (46′ Jon Knudsen), William Kvist Jörgensen; Christian Eriksen (46′ Leon Andreasen), Niklas Bendtner (64′ Andreas Cornelius), Andreas Bjelland, Lasse Schöne, Thomas Kahlenberg (64′ Lasse Vibe), Pierre Emilie Höjbjerg.

TURKEY: Onur Kivrak; Gökhan Gönul, Ömer Toprak, Ersan Adem Gülüm, Caner Erkin (89′ Ismail Köybasi); Mehmet Topal,  Oguzhan Özyakup (45′ Emre Belözoglu),  Selçuk Inan (76′ Ozan Tufan); Olcay Sahan (68′ Arda Turan), Ahmet Ilhan (46′ Olcan Adin), Burak Yilmaz (71′ Mustafa Pektemek).

GOALS: 35′ Daniel Agger (Denmark), 55′ Olcay Sahan, 90+2′ Ozan Tufan (Turkey)

BOOKINGS: 49′ Ersan Gülüm (yellow)

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Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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