Arda Guler brings the thunder as Turkey survive storm to beat Georgia

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Oh, what fun we had. What noise there was, what emotion, what an occasion. Played in a fittingly epic biblical storm, water cascading off the Westfalenstadion roof, Euro 2024’s best night was a wild, wonderful open match that had 103 attacks, 36 shots, three strikes that hit the woodwork, and four goals.

One of those goals was ­historic, Georges Mikautadze scoring ­Georgia’s first at a tournament; two were ridiculous, comic‑book ­belters from Arda Guler and Mert Muldur; and the other was the very last touch of an extraordinary evening, just as everything and everyone was on edge, Kerem Akturkoglu released, running 80 yards to roll the ball into an empty net. From the equaliser at one end to “game over” at the other in seconds.

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Written by Sid Lowe at BVB Stadion Dortmund
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/jun/18/turkey-georgia-euro-2024-group-f-match-report under the title “Arda Guler brings the thunder as Turkey survive storm to beat Georgia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.