Spain – Turkey 1:1
Goals: Satay (14.) Martin (33.)
There was a lot on the line in the last group stage match of this European Championship between Spain and Turkey with both teams still having a chance to advance to the semi-final. Reigning European champion Turkey got off to a better start. Striker Satay who played exceptional all game gave his team the 1:0 lead.
Goal-scoring opportunities remained scarce in a hard-fought, very physical match. So it came very unexpected when Spanish striker Martin tied the game at 1:1 – much to the delight of his teammates, coaches, and fans. His goal was to remain the deciding factor in who would advance to the semi-final. The 1:1 draw was enough for Spain to keep their second place in the group. They will be facing England tomorrow afternoon.
Spain: Pedro Gutierrez, Javier Muñoz, Ivan Lopez, José Luis Giera, Youssef El Hadaoui, Sergio Rodríguez, Moises Gunzalez, Adolfo Acosta, Antonio Martin, Sergio Alamar, Trainer: Miguel Ángel Becerra
Turkey: Resat Aykut Akyon, Doruk Gokmen Erkmen, Recep Aydeniz, Kahraman Kurbetoglu, Emre Aslan, Emrah Ocal, Ibrahim Uzum, Ercan Bayraktar, Celal Coban, Hasan Satay, Trainer: John Ball