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NEWS Turkey in the quarterfinals of Euro 2024: Next opponent is the Netherlands

3 Jul 2024

In the round of 16 matches of the 2024 European Football Championship (EURO 2024), Turkey defeated Austria 2-1.

In the match held at Leipzig Stadium, Turkey took the lead with Merih Demiral's goal in the 57th second, the second-fastest goal of the tournament. Demiral scored again in the 59th minute from inside the penalty area, doubling the lead.

Austria's goal was scored by Michael Gregoritsch in the 66th minute. In the final moments of injury time, Turkish goalkeeper Mert Günok made a brilliant save, ensuring a victory for Turkey.

In the remaining minutes of the match, no more goals were scored. Turkey advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory.

Before the match, Austria was considered one of the most successful teams in the tournament and was even favoured to win the cup. As a matter of fact, Austria defeated Turkey with a score of 6-1 in a friendly match a short while ago. Therefore, Turkey's outstanding performance made a significant impact worldwide.

Turkey's next opponent will be the Netherlands. Turkey and the Netherlands will compete in the quarterfinals on July 6th in Berlin.

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