Turkey and Luxembourg finished 3-3 in League C Group 1 of the Nations League. The match was a head-to-head clash for promotion to a higher division.
The match started with a shocking goal by Marvin Martins, who opened for the visitors after a nice shot. In the 16th minute, Turkey received the right to execute a penalty, and one of the leaders in the team – Cengiz Yunder – took the penalty. He was emphatic from the penalty and restored the tie.
However, Turkey failed to take a decisive advantage in the first half and it came to the 37th minute when Borges Sanchez provided a nice pass to Danel Sinani, who once again put the visitors ahead in the score.
Just over 60 seconds after the goal, Turkey restored parity again after Maxim Chanot scored an own goal. The second half began with the home side completely dominating, creating a significant number of chances, but in the 69th minute, Kherson Rodríguez put Luxembourg ahead for the third time and Turkey looked shell-shocked.
Stefan Kunz’s side continued to attack as the visitors settled in, relying on their defence. In the 87th minute, the logical thing happened when Zeki Celik provided a nice pass to Ismail Yuksek who leveled the scores for the two teams to share the points.
In this way, Turkey guarantees itself the first position, after 5 matches it has an asset of 13 points, while Luxembourg, after its 5 matches, is in second place with 8 points.