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Germany became the first semifinalist at Euro 2008

June 26 2008

At the European Championship soccer determine the first finalist. Germany squad to a stunning match beat one of the sensations of the tournament - a team of Turkey - 3:2.

Before the match the team captain Michael Ballack and the Turkish goalkeeper Rüştü Rechber read the oath to fight racism. Thereafter follows one of the most spectacular matches of Euro 2008. And, as has happened many times with the bat took the Turks, who had a first-half overwhelming territorial advantage.

Special threat to the gates of Jens Lehmann came to the right flank of the Turkish attack, where the uncomfortable feeling Philipp Lahm. First, Kazım broke the gate, but the goalkeeper saved, then Semih Shentyurk hit the crossbar. A 22 th minute of the Turks for the first time in this tournament have scored first: After the second ball hit the crossbar in the first fatalities was Ugur Boral - 1:0.

However, in the first meaningful attack of the Germans leveled the score. On the 26 th minute Lukas Podolski broke through on the left flank and his backache famously locked Sebastian Schweinsteiger - 1:1. After that, teams exchanged moments. First, dangerous free-kick struck Hamit Altintop, Podolski and then went one on one with Rüştü, but punched above.

In the second half, the main character was the absence of the whole of Europe the picture. Thunderstorm in Vienna telecentre twice forced to interrupt the broadcast throughout Europe - in this case viewers did not see half of playing time, including almost entirely - the most interesting, the final minutes of the meeting.

At the beginning of the second half of the meeting were two controversial episodes. First, the Turkish national team in the penalty area was blocked by Lamb, then the same for Mike Lamb had Kazim. However, in both cases, a judge of Switzerland Massimo Busacca to the penalty and the penalty has resorted.

The most interesting thing started in the last minute. 79 th minute Rüştü grossly mistaken on the output, and Miroslav Klose heads to float the ball into his net. After that, the Turkish coach went for broke, releasing on the field the only healthy players who were in his possession. And on the 86 th minute Semih Shentyurk made another Turkish miracle - 2:2.

However, the experienced Germans once again showed his class. While the Turks were celebrating success, they have spent rushing attack. Ballack on 90 minutes brought Lama alone, and the defender put the winning point - 3:2. The judge added to the basic time just six minutes, but this time the Turks have benefited from them are not learned.

Thus, the team of Germany became the first finalist of Euro 2008. The Turks were able to achieve higher results in the history of their performances at the European championships. Now rival the Germans will win the match Russia - Spain, reports Pravda.Ru .

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