Turkey upsets Euro hopefuls Portugal
Umut Bulut scored in each half as Turkey upset Portugal 3-1 in a friendly on Saturday, a week before the Portuguese start their campaign at the European Championship against Germany.
Portugal is winless in its last three matches and for the second time in a week was jeered by its home fans. It previously conceded 0-0 draws in friendlies against Macedonia and Poland.
Despite dictating the run of play, Portugal too often was guilty of poor finishing, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s 65th-minute penalty miss.
Bulut tapped in from close range in the 35th and extended Turkey’s lead in the 52nd after a defensive blunder by Miguel Veloso.
Five minutes later Nani’s low drive pulled one back for Portugal but Ricardo Costa’s 88th-minute clearance hit Pepe and rebounded in.