Turkey beats Austria 2-0 in Euro 2012 qualifier

Goals from Arda Turan and Gokhan Gonul led Turkey to a 2-0 win

over Austria on Tuesday to rise above its opponent in Group A of

qualifying for the 2012 European Championship.

Turkey went ahead in the 28th minute when Arda received the ball

from a throw-in, dribbled through the defense and slid the ball

past goalkeeper Juergen Macho.

Gokhan doubled the lead from a through pass by substitute Semih

Senturk following a counterattack, the right winger easily slipping

the ball into the net to seal the victory.

Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel saved a penalty from substitute

Erwin Hoffer in the 83rd to end any hopes of a comeback.

Turkey has nine points, two more than Austria. Germany has a

perfect record to top the group with 15 points.