Saturday, June 22nd
Senegal vs Turkey in Osaka (0:1 aet)
Senegal are not the France B side, and set out to prove that not
only are they the best football team in Africa; but among the best in the world.
Both teams started positively, although Senegal tended to push up with
too many players, allowing Turkey to catch them on the break.
Senegal scrambled a goal in the 20th minute.... but this time the
linesman's offside call was correct.
Turkey's best chance came in the 27th minute, when Hakan Sukur failed
totally missed Hasan Sas' inviting square ball.
Hakan Sukur missed another opportunity to slide the ball in, at the
far post, after Tony Sylva failed to cut out a low cross in the 38th minute.
A minute before half-time, Omar Daf cleared Basturk's header off the
line to keep the scores level after an action-packed first-half.
Half-time: Senegal 0 - Turkey 0
El Hadji Diouf's 52 minute free-kick curled over the wall.... but over
the goal as well.
Ilhan Mansiz replaced the ineffective Hakan Sukur in the 67th minute and almost chipped
The game dragged towards the end of the second-half; as if both sides
were sparing themselves for the last sprint towards a golden goal.
Golden Goal - 0:1
Substitute Ilhan Mansiz converted Umit Davala's cross..... to give Turkey another game
against Brazil in the semi-final.
Senegal 0 -
After Extra Time
Man of the Match:
Ilhan Mansiz - Replaced the ineffective Hakan Sukur to fire Turkey into the semi-finals;
Omar Daf (12 mins)
Emre Belozoglu (22 mins)
Aliou Cisse (63 mins)
Ilhan Mansiz (87 mins)
1 Tony Sylva; 6 Aliou Cisse, 17 Ferdinand Coly, 2 Omar Daf, 13 Lamine Diatta, 4 Papa
Malick Diop; 15 Salif Alassane Diao, 19 Papa Bouba Diop, 10 Khalilou Fadiga; 7 Henri
Camara, 11 El Hadji Diouf.
1 Rustu Recber; 4 Fatih Akyel, 3 Bulent Korkmaz, 5 Alpay Ozalan; 10 Yildiray Basturk, 21
Emre Belozoglu (6 Arif Erdem - 91 mins), 22 Umit Davala, 8 Tugay Kerimoglu, 18 Ergun
Penbe; 11 Hasan Sas, 9 Hakan Sukur (17 Ilhan Mansiz - 67 mins).
Referee: Oscar Ruiz
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