Turkey 4-2 Holland: Burak Yilmaz hat-trick seals historic win in World Cup qualifying clash as Frank De Boer’s men fail with late comeback attempt after goals from Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong
- Turkey pulled off a huge shock victory over Frank de Boer’s Holland side
- Burak Yilmaz hit a hat-trick with a goal from Hakan Calhanoglu in between
- Frank de Boer’s men threatened a late comeback through Davy Klaassen
- Luuk De Jong also scored to make it 3-2 but Yilmaz’s third goal killed the contest
Turkey upset the odds on Wednesday night after securing a famous 4-2 victory over Holland.
In doing so the hosts gained crucial points for their qualifying campaign ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, with a hat-trick from Burak Yilmaz sealing victory.
The game looked to be effectively over when Hakan Calhanoglu added the third a few seconds into the second half but two goals in as many minutes gave the Dutch hope of a late comeback.
Burak Yilmaz struck a famous hat-trick as Turkey upset the odds to defeat Holland
The Turkey captain was in clinical form as his side overwhelmed their visitors in Istanbul
Yilmaz was mobbed by players and substitute after powering Turkey to the huge win
Frank de Boer’s men threatened a late comeback with goals from Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong, but ultimately could not turn the tide.
Their momentum was ended , however, by a stunning free kick from Yilmaz that completed his hat-trick and secured the points for Turkey.
The win now places them in great stead ahead of facing Norway on Saturday, before facing Latvia on the following Tuesday.
AC Milan star Hakan Calhonglu also weighed in with a goal to keep his nation on top
Davy Klaassen found the back of the net late on but it was not enough to inspire a turnaround
The former Everton man quickly regathered the ball in hope of getting Holland back into the tie
Holland meanwhile must now brush themselves down and go again, with two must-win matches on the horizon.
The Oranje host Latvia on Saturday, before travelling to face minnows Gibraltar on Tuesday.
De Boer’s side are heavily expected to win both matches, in order to get their campaign firmly back on track.