Sunday May 25, 2014 Friendlies Finished Aviva Stadium

Republic of Ireland 1 - 2 Turkey

  • Walters 78’
  • Özek 17’
  • Camdal 75’

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  1. International friendlies - Turkey beat Ireland in tepid friendly

    International friendlies - Turkey beat Ireland in tepid friendly

    Ireland were beaten 2-1 by Turkey in a low-key end-of-season international friendly in Dublin. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Turkey
    • 90+3' Full time at the Aviva Stadium and it ends Ireland 1-2 Turkey. That is back-to-back defeats for Martin O'Neill's side, though there were moments of good play for the home side.
    • 90+1' Elliot saves from Adin, after Meyler had robbed Ozyakup in the area.
    • 90' Three minutes of additional time. Coleman fouls Ishak Dogan down the Turkey left and the visitors win a free-kick.
    • 89' Walters find Ward, but Meyler is unable to get on the end of the cross and Turkey clear.
    • 88' McClean wins a header from an Elliot long ball but Hoolahan is unable to pick up the second ball.
    • 87' Coleman is basically playing as a right-winger now, with Hoolahan back in the hole behind Walters.
    • 86' Balta manages to clear from McClean - it is all Ireland now with four minutes of normal time remaining.
    • 85' McClean's cross finds Murphy near the penalty spot, but he heads straight at Kivrak.
    • 83' Adin fouls Ward down the left channel and Ireland win a free-kick. Dogan replaces Sahin for Turkey.
    • 82' Gokhan Gonul gets a yellow card, possibly for timewasting.
    • 81' Erdinc is coming off with Mustapha Pektemek on. For Ireland, Stephen Quinn replaces Whelan in midfield.
    • 80' Balta clears a McClean cross from the right.
    • 78' Ireland are really attacking now - the whole tempo of the game has changed now.
    • 77' Ireland pull one back through Jon Walters, who runs onto a Hoolahan pass over the top, cuts inside Toprak and shoots past Kivrak. It is Ireland 1-2 Turkey with 13 minutes to go.
    • 75' Tarik Camdal makes it Ireland 0-2 Turkey from the angle after a lovely little reverse pass on the edge of the box by Ozyakup.
    • 74' Hoolahan goes down under a tug from Toprak but the referee waves play on.
    • 73' Elliot clears as Turkey try to attack through the centre.
    • 72' Meyler finds Whelan, and then Hoolahan releases Murphy but the cross is poor on his left foot and Kivrak catches.
    • 71' Walters sets up Hoolahan but the Norwich playmaker is unable to play the second pass to release the Stoke striker.
    • 70' Tarik Camdal comes on for the goalscorer Ozek.
    • 69' The three Ireland subs seem to have made an immediate impact.
    • 68' Coleman robs Ozek and Ireland break through Murphy, but Kivrak is able to claim the cross to the far post.
    • 67' Wilson has gone back into the back four from midfield. Hoolahan has gone to the left with McClean on the right. Walters is up front.
    • 66' Walters and Meyler are immediately involved, but Meyler's shot is wide from the right channel.
    • 65' Ozek barges into Coleman and Ireland win a free-kick. Delaney, Long and McGeady are the men coming off for Ireland for that triple substitution.
    • 64' Olcan Adin is on for Calhanoglu. David Meyler, Jon Walters and Daryl Murphy come on for Ireland.
    • 62' Turkey counter and Erdinc has an effort on the edge of the box but Delaney is brave to come out and block.
    • 61' Ireland win a free-kick 40 yards out. Wilson finds McGeady but Turkey are able to clear the cross. Wilson perhaps should have shot.
    • 60' Erdinc's outswinger is met by O'Shea and Ireland clear, but McGeady is unable to control down the left.
    • 59' Sahin frees Erdinc but Delaney gets a tackle in and concedes the corner.
    • 58' Hoolahan finds McGeady on the edge of the area, the Everton winger cuts inside, but is met by a wall of red and Turkey clear.
    • 57' Toprak is caught by McGeady as he covers a run down the right and wins a free-kick.
    • 56' Erkin tries a deep cross from the left but Ward clears at the far post.
    • 55' Gonul tries to get Ozek free down the right but Delaney is able to clear.
    • 54' O'Neill sends out his substitutes to warm up.
    • 53' Erkin and Tufan show some nice skill in the middle but Ozek's cross from the right is overhit.
    • 51' Delaney tries as long ball but Balta clears - Terim is up from the bench and looking for a little more artistry from his side.
    • 50' Wilson loses possession and fouls Tufan as he tries to recover the ball.
    • 49' Tufan and Sahin are really attacking the Ireland back four at the start of this half. McGeady concedes a corner under pressure from Calhanoglu.
    • 48' McGeady tries to thread in Long but Kivrak is out quickly to field from Long.
    • 47' Turkey have made a third change, with Ozan Tufan coming on for Bilal Kisa.
    • 46' Ireland kick off the second half.
    • 45+2' Half-time at Lansdowne Road, and it is Ireland 0-1 Turkey thanks to Ozek's 17th-minute header.
    • 45+1' Hoolahan tries to thread a ball through a wall of red, and Ozek is able to break for Turkey.
    • 45' Two minutes of additional time, as Ireland play the ball around the back four.
    • 44' Ward looks plaintively at the referee as a Turkey player comes through the back of him as he lays the ball back on the halfway line.
    • 43' Hoolahan sets up McGeady again down the right but Toprak is able again to clear, agriculturally.
    • 42' Ireland have been quite sharp despite being a goal down. McGeady has been the standout player so far.
    • 41' Coleman and Wilson combine with a give-and-go, then Ward tries a cross from the left and Gonul balloons the ball away.
    • 40' Calhanoglu is down on the floor after being caught, and is limping gingerly.
    • 39' Hoolahan runs at the Turkey defence but is dispossessed at full pace.
    • 38' Erdinc and Ozyakup combine well but the Saint-Etienne striker is offside. It was a fine finish from the edge of the box though.
    • 37' McGeady gets space down the left this time and McClean's near-post volley is well stopped by Kivrak.
    • 36' Long goes close with a back-flick at the near post after more good work from Hoolahan.
    • 35' Gonul heads clear a McGeady cross from the right.
    • 34' McGeady takes on Erkin again one-on-one and wins the throw as Turkey head clear.
    • 33' Manager Terim is having a few words on the side with Uzek.
    • 32' Gokhan Gonul is down and rolling around on the floor after getting on the end of a McClean tackle/shove.
    • 31' Gonul's low cross from the right is cut out by Coleman.
    • 30' There is a little rain around but that was a strange and almost fatal slip from Ward.
    • 29' Ward slips and Gonul takes advantage but Ireland are able to clear the Fenerbahce defender's deep cross.
    • 28' Toprak mistimes a header deep in the Ireland half and Ireland win a throw.
    • 27' Long is dispossessed on the halfway line and Turkey win a throw. O'Shea gives away possession but Ozyakup is tackled by Ward.
    • 26' McGeady shows tricky feet down the right to beat Erkin but McClean's header is well wide.
    • 25' Long clears Calhanoglu's corner at the near post and Ireland clear.
    • 24' Delaney concedes a cormner with a diving header after Whelan gives the ball away.
    • 23' McClean is late on a challenge in the centre - he is lucky not to see a yellow card there.
    • 22' Kivrak makes a comfortable save from Hoolahan's glancing header from McGeady's free-kick.
    • 21' Whelan is caught by Ozyakup down the right and Ireland have a free-kick.
    • 20' McClean and Ward try a give and go but Toprak intercepts.
    • 19' Turkey will make a change with Inan off and Ogazun Ozyakup comes on.
    • 17' Selcuk Inan has an injury and has had to limp off.
    • 16' GOAL: Ahmet Ilhan Ozek makes it 1-0 Turkey with a near-post header after a lovely cross from Gonul. That is his second goal in a week for Turkey, but Elliot's positioning was all wrong.
    • 15' That was the best chance of the game so far, and what a block that was by Turkey goalkeeper Kivrak.
    • 13' Toprak fouls Hoolahan 25 yards from goal to the left. McGeady's cross finds Long, but Kivrak makes a fine save to deny the Hull striker then O'Shea's effort is stopped by Toprak.
    • 12' Hoolahan releases McClean but there is no green shot in the area. The ball finds Coleman on the right as Ireland recover the ball as Calhanoglu holds him up.
    • 11' Topak wins a free-kick in his own half and spreads the ball to the left - some nice possession football from Terim's side.
    • 10' Caner Erkin tries a cross from the flank which arrows wide of Elliot's goal.
    • 9' Bisal Kisa tries an optimistic effort from distance which ends well wide of Elliot's goal. A good start to the game - that was maybe the sixth shot on goal in nine minutes.
    • 7' McGeady and Coleman work well down the right, but Turkey hack it away for a throw.
    • 6' Ward goes close with a shot across goal from the second ball off Hoolahan. Good work from McGeady and Coleman down the right.
    • 5' Hoolahan plays in McGeady, who sets up Long, and the Hull striker goes down under a challenge in the area from Toprak. That could have been a penalty - the sparse crowd certainly thought so.
    • 4' Long gets the ball on the right and tries to find McClean but Turkey 's Gokhan Gonul is able to clear.
    • 3' Nuri Sahin looks lively early in the match, then Hoolahan tries to release Long over the top but overhits.
    • 2' Hakan Calhanoglu tries an effort that forces a save fron Elliot. A good start from the visitors.
    • 1' Ireland attack the Havelock Square end of the ground as Turkey in red kick off.
    • 18:01 There is a minute's silence at the Aviva for the Turkish miners. The Ireland players are also wearing green ribbons in support of a mental health charity.
    • 17:59 The music from Riverdance blares out of the PA. Hopefully the crowd of, roughly 10,000, will see the lightning feet of Seamus Coleman and Aiden McGeady tonight. The Turkish defence are pretty effective, though. Only 9 goals conceded in their 10 World Cup qualifiers.
    • 17:56 It has got to be said, this match hasn't exactly caught the imagination of the Irish public!
    • 17:55 Ireland captain John O'Shea in the tunnel with the mascot. The two sides are now out on the pitch as the anthems are played.
    • 17:54 Ireland are ranked 39 in the world, while Turkey are ranked 66th. Turkey have been drawn in Group A for Euro 2016 qualification, along with the Netherlands and Czech Republic.
    • 17:50 After the match against Turkey, Ireland take on Italy at Craven Cottage on May 31, before travelling to the United States for matches with Costa Rica and Portugal.
    • 17:45 Turkey missed out on World Cup qualification, finishing fourth in Group D, three points behind second-placed Romania, who clinched a play-off spot. Ireland, of course, finished fourth in Group C behind Germany, Sweden and Austria,
    • 17:43 O'Neill has gone for a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Wes Hoolahan in the hole behind lone striker Shane Long. Glenn Whelan and possibly James McClean will anchor the midfield, with Stephen Ward on the left and Aiden McGeady on the right.
    • 17:40 The visit of Fatih Terim's Turkey is the Martin O'Neill/Roy Keane dream team's fourth match in charge, the pair having taken up their roles in November last year.
    • 17:35 Rob Elliot is probably pleased to be avoiding 'The Hangover' this weekend now!
    • 17:30 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Elliot, Coleman, O'Shea, Delaney, Ward; Wilson, Whelan; McGeady, Hoolahan, McClean; Long. Subs: Forde, Pearce, Kelly, Duffy, Clark, Green, Pilkington, Quinn, Meyler, Murphy, Walters, Stokes, Cox.///TURKEY: Kivrak, Balta, Calhanoglu, Gonul, Inan, Erdinc, Sahin, Erkin, Kisa, Toprak, Ozek. Subs: Zengin, Babacan, I. Dogan, Demirok, Potuk, Sahan, Buyuk, Ozyakup, Tufan, Pektemek, Adin, Karabulut, Osman Tarik Camdal, Turgut Dogan Sahin.
    • 17:25 Rob Elliot starts in goal for Ireland - he has played twice in the Premier League for Newcastle this year. Newcastle lost both matches 4-0..
    • 17:20 Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the international friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Turkey at the Aviva Stadium. Nick Royle (@nickaroyle) here to take you through all the action from Dublin.
  • Summary

    • 82' Gokhan Gonul gets a yellow card, possibly for timewasting.
    • 77' Ireland pull one back through Jon Walters, who runs onto a Hoolahan pass over the top, cuts inside Toprak and shoots past Kivrak. It is Ireland 1-2 Turkey with 13 minutes to go.
    • 75' Tarik Camdal makes it Ireland 0-2 Turkey from the angle after a lovely little reverse pass on the edge of the box by Ozyakup.
    • 16' GOAL: Ahmet Ilhan Ozek makes it 1-0 Turkey with a near-post header after a lovely cross from Gonul. That is his second goal in a week for Turkey, but Elliot's positioning was all wrong.
    • 5' Hoolahan plays in McGeady, who sets up Long, and the Hull striker goes down under a challenge in the area from Toprak. That could have been a penalty - the sparse crowd certainly thought so.
    • 17:30 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Elliot, Coleman, O'Shea, Delaney, Ward; Wilson, Whelan; McGeady, Hoolahan, McClean; Long. Subs: Forde, Pearce, Kelly, Duffy, Clark, Green, Pilkington, Quinn, Meyler, Murphy, Walters, Stokes, Cox.///TURKEY: Kivrak, Balta, Calhanoglu, Gonul, Inan, Erdinc, Sahin, Erkin, Kisa, Toprak, Ozek. Subs: Zengin, Babacan, I. Dogan, Demirok, Potuk, Sahan, Buyuk, Ozyakup, Tufan, Pektemek, Adin, Karabulut, Osman Tarik Camdal, Turgut Dogan Sahin.

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