Turkey 2-1 Czech Republic: Cenk Tosun scores stoppage-time winner for Turkey

Cenk Tosun scored the winner in stoppage time as Turkey beat the Czech Republic in a fiery final group game to secure a last-16 tie against Austria.

The Czechs needed to win Wednesday’s final group game to avoid elimination, and they pushed for victory in a tense closing stages.

But they left gaps in defense and former Everton striker Tosun cut inside and fired a shot into the back of the net.

The Czech Republic’s hopes of victory were not helped by the sending off of Antonin Barak midway through the first half for a second yellow card after catching Arda Guler with his studs.

There were a total of 18 cards shown during or after the match, a new record for a European Championship match.

Turkey initially struggled to break through their opponents and finished the first half without a single shot on target, but their passionate fans were unleashed six minutes after the break when captain Hakan Calhanoglu struck into the bottom corner .

That meant the Czech Republic had to score twice, and they came back level when West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek volleyed home from six yards.

The match was then wide open as both teams looked for victory, and it was Turkey who got it in the 94th minute to confirm their progress.

There were chaotic scenes right at the end as the two sets of players clashed, resulting in another Czech Republic player being sent off as Tomas Chory received a red card.

But the Turkish players were able to celebrate their spectacular victory soon after and are looking forward to the round of 16.

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