Euro 2020: Switzerland beats Turkey 3-1
Turkey’s Euro 2020 journey ended without any points after losing to Switzerland 3-1 in its last group game at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan Sunday.
Haris Seferovic opened the scoring in Baku for Switzerland and two goals from Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri sealed an emphatic win.
Turkey made an effort for scoring, but Swiss keeper Sommer made a great save to deny Mert Müldür's powerful strike from outside the box in the 33rd minute.
Müldür, who was one of the best Turkish players in the first half, made another attempt but could not pass Sommer again and the first half ended 2-0.
Turkey had their chances, but Yann Sommer made a string of superb first-half saves as they searched for their first goal of the tournament.
In the 62nd minute, Turkey scored their only Euro 2020 goal. Irfan Can Kahveci fired a precise strike from around 20 meters, making the score 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's win over Turkey was not enough to secure automatic qualification to the last 16, Daily Sabah reported.
Switzerland finished third in Group A, level on points with second-placed Wales but behind them on goal difference. Wales survived with 10-men in Rome to lose only 1-0 to group winners Italy.