İSTANBUL. Turkey and Norway draw 1-1. K. Akturkoglu scored the first goal (6′) for Turkey. K. Thorstvedt settled the score 1-1 (41′).
The match was played at the Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi stadium in İstanbul on Friday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Felix Brych who had the assistance of Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp. The 4th official was Tobias Reichel. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.8 degrees Celsius or 62.19 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 82%.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Turkey was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Norway that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.
Norway was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 2 were on target. However, that was not enough Norway to win the match.
Turkey shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Norway shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target.
Turkey received 3 yellow cards (Y. Yazici, B. A. Ozdemir and K. Ayhan). On the other side, Norway received 2 yellow cards (M. Thorsby and A. Hanche-Olsen).
After playing this match, Turkey will have 12 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Norway will have 14 points to stay in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the WC Qualification Europe, Turkey will play away with Latvia on the 11th of October with a 0-0 head to head record.
Norway will host Montenegro on the 11th of October with a 2-1 head to head statistic in favor of Norway (0 draws).
Turkey – Formation
Turkey started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Stefan Kuntz decided to play with the following team: Uğurcan Çakır, Zeki Çelik , Serdar Aziz , Merih Demiral , Caner Erkin , Ozan Tufan , Berat Ayberk Özdemir , Cengiz Ünder , Hakan Çalhanoğlu , Kerem Aktürkoğlu and Burak Yılmaz .
The home team had on the bench: Halil Dervişoğlu, Berkan Kutlu, Serdar Dursun, Yusuf Yazıcı , Taylan Antalyalı , Kaan Ayhan , Mert Müldür, Abdülkadir Ömür, Sinan Bolat, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Altay Bayındır and Kenan Karaman .
Turkey could not rely on the presence of K. Ayhan (injured).
Turkey made 5 changes: O. Tufan for B. Kutlu (58′), S. Aziz for K. Ayhan (70′), C. Under for T. Antalyali (70′), B. A. Ozdemir for Y. Yazici (70′) and K. Akturkoglu for K. Karaman (84′).
Best player: Kerem Aktürkoğlu
The player that probably impressed the most for Turkey was Kerem Aktürkoğlu.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 13 passes (61% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5.
Norway – Formation
Norway started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Ståle Solbakken played with: Ørjan Nyland, Marcus Pedersen , Stefan Strandberg , Andreas Hanche-Olsen , Birger Meling , Martin Ødegaard , Patrick Berg , Morten Thorsby , Jens Petter Hauge , Kristian Thorstvedt and Mohamed Elyounoussi .
They had on the bench: Mats Møller Dæhli, Ruben Gabrielsen, Dennis Johnsen, Veton Berisha , Stian Gregersen, Fredrik Aursnes , Fredrik Andre Bjorkan, Ohi Omoijuanfo, Iver Fossum, Viljar Myhra, Julian Ryerson and Sten Grytebust.
Norway made 4 changes: P. Berg for F. Aursnes (75′), J. Hauge for M. Daehli (75′), K. Thorstvedt for V. Berisha (75′) and M. Pedersen for J. Ryerson (84′).
Best player: Martin Ødegaard
The player that probably impressed the most for Norway was Martin Ødegaard.
His rating iswith 50 passes (78% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.