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International Review: Halil Dervişoğlu scores in convincing win for Turkey

The latest details on senior international action

8 June 2022

Halil Dervişoğlu got on the scoresheet on Tuesday evening as Turkey pulled off a 6-0 win away from home against Lithuania in the Nations League.

It was a match that Turkey dominated throughout as they went ahead through Doğukan Sinik. The second goal then came courtesy of the same player just 12 minutes later as the side took a two-goal advantage into the break. Serdar Dursun then netted from the spot on 56 minutes before grabbing another to make it 4-0 on 81 minutes. Two goals in two minutes in the 89th and the 90th minutes then made it six as Yunus Akgün found the net before Halil, who played the full game and assisted the first two goals, got on the scoresheet himself. Turkey are top of their Nations League group on six points, level with Luxembourg who are second due to Turkey’s significant goal difference.

Turkey face Luxembourg away on Saturday before facing Lithuania once again on Tuesday next week with that match to be played on home soil.

As for Marcus Forss, he played the final 23 minutes for Finland in their 2-0 Nations League win over Montenegro on Tuesday evening.

Finland went into the game following a 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina a few days before but they claimed their first three points with a win yesterday as Joel Pohjanpalo grabbed two goals in quick succession in the first half. Having played their first two matches at home they will now head to Romania on Saturday before rounding off their matches of this international period with a trip to face last night’s opponents in the reverse fixture.

This evening could see Yoane Wissa feature for DR Congo as they face Sudan in qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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