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EUROS 2024: Turkey’s Lead Slips Away as Netherlands Secures Semi-Final Slot

The Netherlands came from behind to win Turkey 2-1. Turkey scored first, but the Netherlands scored two goals in the second half to win.

The Netherlands have booked their place in the Euro 2024 semi-finals with a 2-1 comeback win over Turkey in Berlin.

Turkey’s player, Merih Demiral, couldn’t play because he was suspended by UEFA for making a controversial hand gesture after scoring a goal in their previous game against Austria.

This gesture is associated with a group that promotes extreme nationalism in Turkey.

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Turkey took the lead when Samet Akaydin scored the first goal with a header from Arda Guler’s pass in the 35th minute.

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But the Netherlands improved a lot in the second half, scoring two goals in a short time. This allowed them to move on to the next round, while Turkey’s players struggled with fatigue.

Stefan de Vrij scored with a header from Memphis Depay’s cross in the 70th minute, making the score equal. Then, Mert Muldur accidentally scored a goal for the Netherlands because Cody Gakpo was pressuring him, following a long pass from Denzel Dumfries.

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The Dutch will play England in the semi-finals in Dortmund on July 10, 2024.

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