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The Netherlands slumped to a “disappointing” 4-2 loss to Turkey in Istanbul in their dramatic opening 2022 World Cup qualifier as Burak Yilmaz scored a hat-trick on Wednesday.
Turkey led 3-0 rapidly after half of-time through two Yilmaz targets and a Hakan Calhanoglu strike, however substitutes Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong gave Frank de Boer’s Dutchmen hope.
Yilmaz’s very fair exact free-kick sealed Turkey a essentially crucial take hold of, despite the truth that, in a match between the two favourites to qualify from Neighborhood G.
“Very disappointing consequence, and likewise the vogue that consequence came about,” De Boer urged NOS TV.
“We knew that they would strive to hit us on the counter-attack, and yet the first purpose changed into as soon as a traditional example of that. Our tempo will must always comprise been increased, especially sooner than the damage.”
The defeat is a unpleasant initiate to the campaign for the Netherlands, who didn’t qualify for either Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup, however are one of the valuable favourites sooner than the delayed Euro 2020 finals this 300 and sixty five days.
It changed into as soon as Turkey’s 2nd straight take hold of over the Netherlands, after a 3-0 victory in 2015 which helped them qualify for the Euros sooner than the Oranje.
The Dutch comprise misplaced four of their final 9 World Cup qualifying fits, having been unbeaten in their previous 34 such video games.
The guests began brightly however fell in the abet of in the 15th minute.
Seconds after referee Michael Oliver waved away Dutch penalty appeals, Yilmaz’s lengthy-vary strike took a astronomical deflection and spun previous Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul.
“We had been claiming for a penalty after a corner and misplaced focus, they countered and scored,” Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum said.
It changed into as soon as 35-300 and sixty five days-outdated Lille striker Yilmaz’s 25th international purpose, making him the 2nd Turk to achieve that mark after document goalscorer Hakan Sukur.
The house facet had been gifted a likelihood to double their lead in the 34th minute, as winger Donyell Malen clumsily introduced down Okay Yokuslu.
Yilmaz hammered the speak-kick previous the static Krul.
Thoughts of a comeback perceived to be snuffed out within 60 seconds of the restart, as Calhanoglu aloof Umut Meras’s bolt and drilled a low strike into the bottom corner from 20 yards out.
The Dutch struggled to make determined-slice possibilities, with Steven Berghuis’s low shot huge the closest they came for the first 30 minutes of the 2nd half of.
But De Boer threw on Klaassen and de Jong and the game changed in the residence of a minute.
With 15 minutes final, Memphis Depay whipped in a spoiled from the left and Klaassen’s absorbing touch took him away from Caglar Soyuncu sooner than the Ajax midfielder prodded the ball previous advancing goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.
The deficit changed into as soon as like a flash slice to a single purpose, as de Jong bundled the ball previous Cakir who had didn’t gain any other spoiled.
However the night belonged to Turkey and Yilmaz, with the dilapidated winding up his hat-trick with a sweetly-struck free-kick into the top corner 9 minutes from time.
The Netherlands saved pushing and after two saves in like a flash succession from Cakir, had been awarded a penalty deep into damage-time for a wrong by Liverpool centre-abet Ozan Kabak.
But Cakir had the closing issue, diving to his simply to retract out Depay’s speak-kick.
“After we acquired to about a-2 you seen that Turkey had been beginning to coast, however then they scored any other time through an improbable free-kick,” said Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt.