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Football / 2022 World Qualifiers: Turkey held in check in extremis by Montenegro 2-2


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Turkey have just dropped two golden points on Matchday 4 of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after their 2-2 draw against Montenegro in a meeting on Wednesday night in Istanbul.

Dominating at the start of the game, Şenol Güneş’s players quickly took the lead with the opening scoring of Marseille striker Cengiz Ünder (1-0, 10 ‘), the Turkish shot at the entrance to the area deceived the Montenegrin doorman after being slightly deflected by his defender.

Continuing their momentum, the players of the selection of Turkey will double the bet on an action led by Ünder on the left side, whose strong cross in the goal area will be easily picked up by Lille center forward Yusuf Yazıcı (2-0 , 30′).

The Montenegrins will finally come back to the score with the achievement of Adam Marusic (2-1, 40 ‘) just before the break, a goal which totally revives the debates in this confrontation.

The second period was much less rhythmic, the players of Miodrag Radulovic will succeed in coming back to the score on the wire, by equalizing in the dying seconds of the game with an exceptional goal from a free kick from Risto Radunovic (90 ‘+ 7).

With this draw, Turkey loses a huge opportunity to take the lead in its group but nevertheless remains leader of group G with 8 points to its credit, while Montenegro remains 3rd with 7 points on the clock.

In the other Group G match, Norway and the Netherlands parted with a draw of one goal everywhere with the achievement of the Norwegian giant Erling Braut Haaland (1-0, 20 ‘) and the Dutch equalizer. by Davy Klaassen (1-1, 36 ‘)

Here is in what follows the general classification of group G after the 4th day counting for the qualifications of the world 2022:

1. Turkey 8 pts
2. Netherlands 7 pts
3. Montenegro 7 pts
4. Norway 7 pts
5. Latvia 4 pts
6. Gibraltar 0 pt

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