Turkey gives the surprise against France and is already leader in solo Celebration of Turkey.


Turkey gave the surprise of the day defeating (2-0) the current world champion and is already a solo leader of the group H. The selection of Gunes left a recital of serious, rubbery and error-free game against a disappointing France. Neither Griezmann nor Mbappé appeared and the Turks bowed to their rival with goals from Ayhan and Under.

Deschamps lined up a recognizable eleven in search of the solo group lead, in which neither Kanté nor Lucas and Sissoko and Digne were. A priori was speculated on the possibility that it was Ndombele who replaced the Chelsea, but finally started on the bench. Mendy was the other alternative to Lucas, but the coach finally opted for the exlateral of Barcelona. Turkey, on the other hand, started without the milanista Calhanoglu, his best player. Without him it was Under who put the magic in the Turkish game.

The match started without rhythm, with France playing very slowly and Turkey well planted behind. Mbappé found it difficult to appear during the whole match and this was accused by Deschamps. So much so that the first occasion did not come until the 18th minute, with a timid header from Griezmann to pass the PSG player, who went wide.

Meanwhile Turkey to its own. In the previous match Gunes, his coach, dropped that they could be worth the draw, and initially were limited to defend. But with the passing of the minutes and seeing the pace proposed by Deschamps, they soon went to the attack and at the first opportunity they would not forgive. With special protagonism of the two centers: ball bounced by Under, assistance of Demiral (with the head winning in the jump to Digne) and goal of Ayhan, also with the head, from inside the small area.

The goal did not wake France from its lethargy and the Turks went for the second. Yilmaz could increase distances after a failure of Varane in the pass, but his shot went very bitten; and a minute later, a new defensive nonsense between Varane, Umtiti and Pogba finished in the second half on the edge of the break. It was pointed at by Under to Tokoz’s pass. Turkey could have made more blood while France longed for the break. Demiral had her head behind a corner, but the shot went away grazing the stick. Back to an Under pass, with a glove on the foot.

Deschamps moved chip in the break in search of the comeback. Coman and Mendy entered, by Matuidi and Digne, in search of something more of mordant in attack and something of overflow for band that Digne did not put in the first half. When France set the pace, Turkey suffered, but without continuity. Continuity that the Ottomans did. With France on the attack, the Turks hurt. Yilmaz was able to make it 3-0, after a new defensive error. Lloris saved when the Besiktas striker was already lazing. After Tekdemir put him to the test with a distant shot in which the French goal had to be used thoroughly to clear a corner.

Seeing the panorama, Deschamps gave entrance to Ben Yedder. The surprise was that instead of placing two points with Giroud, it was the Chelsea player himself who was substituted. However France began to combine with more head and speed, although inert. Every time Turkey leaned over the area, it penetrated like a dagger in butter. Again Yilmaz had face to face with Lloris, but he failed incomprehensibly. The Torku Arena celebrated the triumph as if it were a World Cup final. A game that will give Deschamps the chance to think and that leaves him in second place behind the steely Turkey.