Philipp Lahm’s last-minute goal gave Germany a dramatic 3-2 victory over Turkey in their Euro 2008 semi-final at St Jakob-Park in Basel. Turkey had the better of the game throughout and took the lead midway through the first half when Ugur Boral volleyed home, but Bastian Schweinsteiger equalised almost immediately from Lukas Podolski’s left-wing cross. Germany laboured for much of the second period, but went ahead for the first time through Miroslav Klose with 11 minutes to play, and it looked likely to be the winning goal until, with four minutes to play, Semih Senturk diverted Sabri Sarioglu’s right-wing cross into the German net at the near post.
I tedeschi si impongono 3-2. Soffrono nel primo tempo in cui con Schweinsteiger rispondono allo svantaggio iniziale firmato Boral, anima della formazione di Terim, scatenata. Ripresa più equilibrata: botta e risposta Klose-Senturk, poi allo scadere Lahm decide la gara.