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Turkey lose against Switzerland 3-1, out of EURO 2020

Having scored only 1 goal, Turkey lost all matches in group stage

Muhammed Enes Calli   | 20.06.2021
Turkey lose against Switzerland 3-1, out of EURO 2020


Turkey's EURO 2020 journey ended without any point after losing against Switzerland 3-1 in their last Group A match on Sunday at the Baku Olympic Stadium.

EURO 2020: Switzerland v Turkey

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 20: Irfan Can Kahveci (21) of Turkey (25) in action against Ricardo Rodriguez (13) of Switzerland during the EURO 2020 Group A third match between Switzerland and Turkey, at Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 20, 2021. ( Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency )

Turkey were close to score just in the fourth minute, but Kaan Ayhan's powerful long-range strike was blocked by goalkeeper Sommer.

Switzerland took an early lead in their first attempt.

Haris Seferovic found the net with a low shot to defeat goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, giving his team a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute.

Switzerland took the control after the first goal while Xherdan Shaqiri scored with a powerful strike from outside the box, taking the score to 2-0 in the 26th minute.

Turkey made an effort for scoring, but Sommer made a great save to deny Mert Muldur's powerful strike from outside the box in the 33rd minute.

Muldur, who was one the best Turkish players in the first half, made another attempt but could not pass Sommer again and the first half ended 2-0.

In the 62nd minute, Turkey scored their only EURO 2020 goal. Irfan Can Kahveci fired a precise strike from around 20 meters, 2-1.

However, Turkey failed to stop Shaqiri again, as he netted his second goal with a great attacking play by his team in the 68th minute, 3-1.

Switzerland went on several occasions to score more, but they could not beat Cakir.

Turkey lost all group matches, while Switzerland finished in third with four points.

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