Football: Turkey beat France 2-0 in EURO 2020 qualifiers

Turkish national team defeat world champions France first time ever to lead Group H in EURO 2020 qualifiers

Turkey defeated France for the first time ever in its history, 2-0, to lead Group H in EURO 2020 qualifiers.

The match at Konya Torku Arena saw a resilient Turkish national squad taking the lead against world champions France in the 30th minute.

Turkey vs France: UEFA EURO Qualifying
KONYA, TURKEY – JUNE 08: Dorukhan Tokoz (5) of Turkey in action against Paul Pogba (6) of France during the UEFA European Qualifying Group H match between Turkey and France for UEFA EURO 2020 at the Konya Municipality Stadium in Konya, Turkey on June 08, 2019. ( Abdullah Coşkun – Anadolu Agency )
09.06.2019 Abdullah Coşkun
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Cengiz Under’s free-kick from the left side met with defender Merih Demiral, who headed the ball inside the six yard box. There, another defender, Kaan Ayhan towered to head the ball in to give Turkey the lead.

Turkish attacks did not stop there, as they grabbed the comfortable 2-0 lead just ten minutes later.

Dorukhan Tokoz’s through ball met with Cengiz Under, as his powerful shot from the right cross beat Hugo Lloris.

In the second half, Turkey controlled the ball and did not let France be dangerous, as the national squad defeated the current world champions for the first time in their history.

Turkey now leads Group H in EURO 2020 qualifiers with 9 points in 3 matches, scoring 8 unanswered goals in total.

Turkey, in the first match, defeated Albania 2-0, then beat Moldova 4-0.

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