Turkey shine in comeback win over Sweden

Stockholm, Sep 11: Turkey mounted an amazing comeback here to defeat Sweden 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League opener for to the hosts.

The Turks, who made their tournament debut last Friday with a 1-2 loss to Russia, created more chances in the first half at the Friends Arena here on Monday and it came as somewhat of a surprise when Isaac Kiese-Thelin scored minutes before the break to put Sweden ahead 1-0.

The contest looked to be settled in the 49th minute after Viktor Claesson made it 2-0 for the home side with a thunderous strike from 25 yards out, but Hakan Calhanoglu clawed one back for Turkey just two minutes later, reports EFE news agency.

Emre Akbaba, a favorite among Turkish supporters, came on late as a sub and turned the match upside down, equalizing in the 88th minute and getting the winner two minutes into stoppage time.

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