Turkey beat the Czech Republic at Euro 2008
Turkey produced one of the most unlikely comebacks in the history of the European Championships beating the Czech Republic 3-2 last night in Geneva securing a quarter-final spot at Euro 2008.
The Czech Republic dominated the first half going ahead through Jan Koller before Jaroslav Plasil made it 2-0 at the start of the second half. With his side looking all but out of the competition Turkey manager Fatih Terim threw caution to the wind throwing on Colin Kazim-Richards and his team went on all out attack.
The decision paid off with Arda Turan pulling a goal back before Petr Cech dropped what looked like simple cross into the path of Nihat Kahveci who equalised for Turkey. With the game looking set for an unprecedented penalty shoot-out to decide who would go onto to the quarter-finals the Czechs made a mess of playing offside and Nihat hit an unstoppable shot past Cech to send Turkey.
Co-hosts Switzerland ended their involvement in Euro 2008 on a high beating Portugal 2-0. With qualification for the quarter-finals already secure Portugal manager Felipe Scolari chose to rest most of his first team. Hakin Yakin was the hero on the night for Switzerland scoring a brace.