Turkey Upsets Hosts Germany in Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Ruins Julian Nagelsmann’s Debut

Turkey beat Germany 3-2 in Berlin’s Olympiastadion, with massive support for Turkey in the stadium.

Foreign-born players scored all three goals for Turkey.

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Supporters carrying Turkey’s distinctive red flag outnumbered their German counterparts in Berlin, which is home to a large Turkish community.

German fans’ attempts to encourage their team were met with whistles from the Turkey supporters.

Niclas Füllkrug, who scored Germany’s second goal, acknowledged that Turkey had the upper hand in the capital.

Kai Havertz and Niclas Füllkrug scored for Germany, while new coach Julian Nagelsmann suffered his first defeat at home.

Nagelsmann was appointed in September to restore the team’s confidence after a disappointing run under previous coaches.

Germany started positively but missed good chances, with Turkey’s goalkeeper Altay Bayindir denying them a late equalizer.

Turkey’s captain Kaan Ayhan praised the team’s reaction and credited their fans for their support.

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Germany captain İlkay Gündoğan was whistled by Turkey supporters, reflecting past instances of fan abuse.

Gündoğan and Mesut Özil had faced criticism in Germany for their Turkish roots and a photo with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Özil eventually quit the national team, citing racism, while Gündoğan distanced himself from the incident but still faced abuse from fans.

Both Germany and Turkey have qualified for Euro 2024, with Germany as the host nation.