Netherlands 2-1 Turkey (Jul 6, 2024) Game Analysis

An own goal by Mert Müldür completed a Netherlands comeback as they beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday to book a Euro 2024 semifinal meeting with England in Dortmund.

Turkey took the lead in the 35th minute after the Dutch failed to clear a corner, leaving Arda Güler to cross perfectly to the back post with his right foot for defender Samet Akaydin to head home.

Guler went close to adding a second early in the second half when he hit the post with a free kick, and it was to prove a costly miss when Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij equalised with a powerful header in the 70th minute.

That goal gave the Netherlands the lift they needed, Müldür turning the ball into his own net under pressure from Cody Gakpo and the Dutch hung on despite a number of late opportunities for Turkey.


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