Live Match Update - Australia V Turkey
Australia - 1 Match Information Turkey - 3 Mark Schwarzer (gk) Simon Colosimo Stephen Laybutt Tony Vidmar Stan Lazaridis Brett Emerton Vince Grella Marco Bresciano Scott Chipperfield Josip Skoko David Zdrilic
Substitutes Ahmad Elrich Mile Sterjovski Adrian Madaschi Patrick Kisnorbo Jade North Ante Milicic Max Vieri Danny Tiatto Zeljko Kalac (gk)
Deserved win for Turkey, although the margin probably flatters them. Good battle with Turkey's experience shining through in the end.
Full-time - Turkey 3-1
Crowd - 28,326
91' Vieri oh so close, header just over bar from Bresciano's fk. 90' Turkey sub - Emre off - Hacioglu on
89' Elrich cross to back post finds Sterjovski, cross back in caught by Rustu
86' Oh, cracking drive from Colosimo well saved by Rustu.
85' Turkey sub - Baris off - Uzulmez on
82' Australian substitution - Schwarzer off - Kalac on
82' Gunes YC
81' Schwarzer denies Sukur a hat-trick with fine save.
80' Vieri header wide from Elrich cross.
79' Akin YC
79' Australian substitution - Tiatto off (injured in Turkey's 3rd goal) - Elrich on
75' GOAL to Turkey - Sukur scores second from a metre out, after Buruk header was going in and Schwarzer beaten. 74' Grella YC
69' GOAL to Turkey - mix up between Bresciano and Laybutt allows Sas to get to the byline and and cross to near post finds Sukur who expertly puts it in.
67' Australia substitutions - Zdrilic and Skoko off - Mile Sterjovski and Danny Tiatto on
65' Corner Turkey, Australia clear
64' Ozat wide with left foot shot from outside the area.
57' Turkey substitutions - Balci and Sanli off - Akin and Gunes on
53' Skoko fires over from corner of box after fk.
Turkey starting to make a few mistakes, as Australia looks more settled and Turkey taking a while to adapt.
52' Vieri skips clear but his ball for Skoko is too hard.
Vieri showed good first touch in lead up to penalty
48' penalty - yes - Bresciano brought down on edge of the area by Ozat. Yes Bresciano slams home the spot kick to make it 1-1.
8.38pm - 2nd half kicks off.
Max Vieri is to make his debut for Australia, coming on for Chipperfield at half time. Farina goes to more conventional 4-4-2 formation.
On the face of it, Turkey can justify its lead but Australia has battled well and is starting to create some chances of its own.
Half time - Turkey 1-0
43' Its there - no Bresciano fires over from 10 yards out with best chance for Australia.
42' GOAL to Turkey - Ozat scores when his shot slides underneath Schwarzer. The Aussies captain won't be happy.
41' fk Turkey (somewhat fortunately) 30 metres out directly in front.
39' Oh, Emerton fires over from edge of area.
37' fk Turkey in dangerous position, but Grella fouled in area.
34' Sukur tries to claim penalty but he falls easily as ball comes to near post. His touch goes wide of far post.
30' Turkey look threatening going forward, Sukur well wide with a header.
29' Balci gets a clear shot at goal but wide of near post - greta chance.
There is plenty of feeling in this game.
24' From the incident, Emerton, Emre and Rustu who raced from his goal to join in and push Emerton on the halfway line all receive YC.
23' The match heats are Emerton tangles Emre with the firing Turk taking exception to Emerton's tackle. Emerton stands over Emre and its all on.
21' Corner to Turkey, 1st of game - ball cleared to Buruk and shot wide.
18' Sanli (only just) ruled offside after great move by Turkey
17' Korkmaz YC
15' Lazaridis whips cross in, finds Zdrilic but can't control.
12' Schwarzer great save to Sanli who gets free in box after Grella error.
10' Skoko YC
10' Lazaridis fk from deep, Zdrilic head down, almost at Chipperfield's feet right in front of goal.
9' Sas able to get better of Colosimo, cross to far post eludes everyone
7' fk to Turkey
6' Emerton cross - Skoko wide at near post
3' Sas shot over bar - given too much space near the edge of the area
2' free kick (fk) to Australia
1' Schwarzer holds long ball comfortably
7.35pm - Turkey kicks-off
Australia is running towards the SCG end with Turkey to kick-off..
The teams are about to come out onto the ground and its a see of red with 10,000 Turkish fans in the stadium. It is a beautiful evening here in Sydney for the fist of two matches against world-ranked No.7 Turkey. The Turskish fans have arrived early and in force and gave their heroes a huge welcome as they arrived at the ground.
Match Kick-off - 7.30pm
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan) Rustu Recber (gk) Tolga Seyhan Bulentis Korkmaz Deniz Baris Umit Ozat Emre Belozoglu Okan Buruk Hasan Sas Serkan Balci Hakan Sukur Tuncay Sanli
Substitutes Ibrahim Uzulmez Zafer Biryol Koray Avci Ibrahim Toraman Murat Hacioglu Serhat Akin Ali Gunes Ali Tamdogan Omer Catkic (gk) Volkan Demirel (gk)
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