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EUROS 2024: Turkey Beats Austria to Face Netherlands in the Quarter-Finals

In the final moments of added time, Turkish goalkeeper Mert Gunok made an important save to deny Christoph Baumgartner's header from a close range. Gunok's quick save turned the ball around the post, preserving Turkey's lead when an Austrian equalizer almost happened.

A 2-1 victory over Austria at the Leipzig Stadium in Leipzig, Germany, on July 2, 2024, has sent Turkey to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals. edges

Turkey’s two goals came from corner kicks, both delivered by Arda Guler and finished by center-back Merih Demiral. The first goal came just 57 seconds into the game, and Demiral struck again shortly before 60 minutes to double the lead.

Austria on the other hand dominated the rest of the half, scoring a goal in the 66th minute through Michael Gregoritsch’s strike from a corner kick. The substitute scored from a loose ball at the far post, giving new energy to the game. 

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In the final moments of added time, Turkish goalkeeper Mert Gunok made an important save to deny Christoph Baumgartner’s header from a close range. Gunok’s quick save turned the ball around the post, preserving Turkey’s lead when an Austrian equalizer almost happened.

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With this win, Turkey advances to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals, where they will face the Netherlands in Berlin on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

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