Just two minutes later, Turkey was injured when Kanan struck Karaman with his hand. Hakan Calhanoglu even made it 2-0 with a long shot after half an hour, but Turkey did not enjoy a comfortable lead for long: Roberts Savalnix shot the ball straight from the start.
Orange executioner Burak Yilmaz was allowed to build from a height of 11 meters in the 52nd minute for a 3–1, and just like against the Netherlands, he did nothing wrong. Nevertheless, the goals of Roberts Oldrikis and Savalnix brought Latvia back into the match and brought out another tough point from the shot. Replacing Feyenoorder Orkun Kökcu couldn’t change that at the final stage.
Turkey remains top of Group G with 7 points from three matches. This means that the Turks have one point more than the Netherlands and one more point than Norway and Montenegro. Norway beat Montenegro 0-1. Halfway through, they were already ahead of them with a goal from Alexander Sorloth. Norway has played with, among others, Erling Haaland, the talented Borussia Dortmund scorer who has not scored in three international matches this week. Martin Odegaard, former Vitis player and Heerenveen, also featured, among others.
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