Netherlands began their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a surprise defeat by Turkey.
The Dutch, runners up in 2010, fell behind when Burak Yilmaz’s deflected shot wrong-footed goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Yilmaz then converted a penalty before Hakan Calhanoglu curled in a third.
Memphis Depay saw a late spot-kick saved for the Dutch, who threatened to fight back via goals from Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong, but Yilmaz’s superb free-kick rounded off the scoring.
It proved a difficult evening for the Netherlands who initially struggled to trouble Ugurcan Cakır in the Turkey goal.
Matthijs de Ligt went close to scoring for the Dutch just before half-time but his header was cleared off the line.
And while two goals in the space of two minutes, from substitutes Klaassen and De Jong, gave them a way back into the contest, they were second best for long periods.
- 2Zeki Çelik
- 15KabakBooked at 90mins
- 13MerasBooked at 72mins
- 11YaziciSubstituted forErkinat 64′minutes
- 6TufanBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAntalyaliat 64′minutes
- 10CalhanogluSubstituted forÜnalat 78′minutes
- 19KaramanBooked at 32minsSubstituted forAyhanat 79′minutes
- 17YilmazBooked at 52minsSubstituted forTürüçat 90′minutes
- 2TeteSubstituted forDumfriesat 69′minutes
- 3de Ligt
- 17BlindSubstituted forGravenberchat 82′minutes
- 5WijndalSubstituted forvan Aanholtat 82′minutes
- 15de RoonSubstituted forde Jongat 62′minutes
- 21de Jong
- 8WijnaldumBooked at 50mins
- 18MalenSubstituted forKlaassenat 69′minutes
- 12van Aanholt
- 19de Jong
- 20van de Beek
Match ends, Turkey 4, Netherlands 2.
Second Half ends, Turkey 4, Netherlands 2.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Deniz Türüç (Turkey).
Penalty saved! Memphis Depay (Netherlands) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Ozan Kabak (Turkey) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty Netherlands. Matthijs de Ligt draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Ozan Kabak (Turkey) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. Luuk de Jong (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Berghuis with a cross.
Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Ugurcan Çakir.
Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Substitution, Turkey. Deniz Türüç replaces Burak Yilmaz.
Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Gravenberch.
Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Taylan Antalyali (Turkey).
Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Memphis Depay with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Taylan Antalyali.
Attempt blocked. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Enes Ünal (Turkey) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Caner Erkin with a cross.
Foul by Patrick van Aanholt (Netherlands).