|Senegal||0 - 1||Turkey|
|(HT: 0 - 0)|
|After extra time. Normal time score 0-0.|
Osaka Nagai Stadium
Oscar Ruiz (COL)
|1||22 Jun 2002||Omar Daf||Yellow Card||First Half||12||H|
|2||22 Jun 2002||Emre Belozoglu||Yellow Card||First Half||22||A|
|3||22 Jun 2002||Aliou Cisse||Yellow Card||Second Half||18||H|
|4||22 Jun 2002||Hakan Sukur||Player Out||Second Half||22||A|
|5||22 Jun 2002||Ilhan Mansiz||Substitute In||Second Half||22||A|
|6||22 Jun 2002||Ilhan Mansiz||Yellow Card||Second Half||42||A|
|7||22 Jun 2002||Emre Belozoglu||Player Out||Extra Time #1||1||A|
|8||22 Jun 2002||Arif Erdem||Substitute In||Extra Time #1||1||A|
|9||22 Jun 2002||Ilhan Mansiz||Goal||Extra Time #1||4||A|
|Turkey marched into the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time ever after a superbly taken Ilhan Mansiz golden goal snuffed out the hopes of Senegal. An entertaining match had ended goalless but in the fourth minute of extra-time, substitute Ilhan met Umit Davala's cross from the right on the half-volley to give Senegalese goalkeeper Tony Sylva no hope. Turkey will play Brazil in Saitama, Japan, on Wednesday for a place in the World Cup final on their first appearance in the tournament for 48 years. The Turks thus get a chance for revenge on Brazil after their bad-tempered first-round meeting which the South Americans won 2-1 with a disputed penalty. Turkish coach Senol Gunes said that the re-run against Brazil would be close.
"We didn't deserve to lose the first game because the referee made a bad mistake. It's a fifty-fifty game.
"We deserve to be in the semi-final because the quality of our game has been improving with each match.
"Our passing was good and we controlled every part of the field.
"But we missed a lot of chances and should have finished the game off quicker."
Before the quarter-final went to extra time, Senegalese forward Henri Camara had almost snatched the win in regulation time when his low shot was saved by Rustu Recber. Senegalese forward El-Hadji Diouf said the manner of their elimination was a hard blow, thwarting their hopes of becoming the first African team ever to reach the semi-finals.
"It's tough, tough, tough, but we knew that one day we would have to go out - in the quarters, semis or final," he said.
"We were fearful of losing a goal but it was the same for Turkey. They deserved their win and I wish them all the best in the semi-finals against Brazil.
"We are leaving with our heads held high."
Senegal's French coach Bruno Metsu said his team had left their mark on the tournament after an incredible run beginning with the opening-day defeat of reigning champions France.
"I am very proud that a small country like Senegal can come to the World Cup and rock the hierarchy of football," said Metsu.
"Senegal's performance here gives us a lot of hope for the future, for us and for Africa in general
"Turkey are a very, very good team. They have great individual talent, their players play in the best leagues in Europe and they have teams like Galatasaray back home.
"If we look at their matches they have lost only once against Brazil and you could count them unlucky in that."
Turkey had wasted the best chance of regulation time shortly before the half-time break when Hasan Sas spotted Yildiray Basturk cutting into the penalty area and lobbed a pass to him that was headed goalwards by Basturk but Omar Daf cleared off the line with Sylva beaten. Ilhan, a prolific scorer for Besiktas last season, was a 67th-minute substitute for Hakan Sukur, who had squandered a host of other first-half chances to open the scoring. In the clearest of them, Sukur linked with Hasan Sas but as Sas crossed to him on the edge of the six-yard box Sukur seemed to freeze, watching the ball roll past him as his goalless World Cup went on. Sukur missed another chance to fire Turkey into the lead when a cross to him at the front post evaded him and Papa Malick Diop managed to clear. Turkey's finishing deserted them again as Sas turned into the penalty area only to try to beat one defender too many and the ball was cleared. Ilhan made an immediate impact after his introduction with a cheeky lob that Sylva was relieved to see go over the bar. Turkey had the lion's share of the second half attacks, with attacking midfielder Yildiray Basturk running at the Senegalese defence who were visibly flagging. Basturk, one of the Turks' German-born players, rounded Papa Malick Diop but curled a shot wide and when he was later released on the right he overhit a cross which floated across the entire goalmouth. Senegal looked to have scored the opening goal when Camara forced the ball over the line but the referee immediately ruled it out after being clearly offside. And Diouf twisted and turned only to have a defender block his shot almost on the half-time whistle.
Turkey had ended the hopes of co-hosts Japan to reach this stage.
(courtesy of dailysoccer)
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