Dusseldorf (AP) – Torschrei broke the Turkish journalist's voice towards the tenth.
The glee on the opening goal of the Duesseldorfer Bundesliga professional, Kaan Ayhan, who had initiated with his head the 2-0 victory against the World Cup of France, put the fans of the stadium of Anatolian Konya ecstatic. With the first victory in the competition against the French, Turkey took the lead in Group H. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was enthusiastic and tweeted the night: "Congratulations, my Turkey!"
The goals of Ayhan and Cengiz Ünder in the first half plunged the world champion into a deep depression. "Heads Elsewhere", headlines the sports newspaper The Team. Even more clearly formulated "Le Figaro": "The apathetic blue drowns in the Turkish bath".
Griezmann, Mbappé and Co. were able to thank their goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who saved his team with a few parades before a bigger defeat. Even after the break, FC Bayern Munich, Kingsley Coman's replacement, gave no impetus to the world champion's offense. "Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud have never been able to work together," wrote the team.
The Turkish coach Senol Günes, in post since the beginning of the year, was proud of his team. "We played safely, with passion and intelligence, France had effective weapons, but it is we who have worked," said the former director of Besiktas in Istanbul.
Defended in particular by the defense specialist Ayhan, who was already part of the Bundesliga season during the promotion of Fortuna Dusseldorf among the most prominent professionals. The native of Gelsenkirchen counted with a total of four hits for the defensive players of the league goalkeeper. Fortuna would like to keep the player aged 24, who still has a contract until June 30, 2021, but with his services, the former national junior player of the DFB also made interesting for others clubs.
Its exit clause, which would have made possible a change of about 4.5 million euros, let Ayhan pass on May 31. Meanwhile, its market value will probably have doubled. The requests from other clubs were those of Düsseldorf, but until now they were not available. In Kenan, Karaman was still a second Fortuna professional in the starting line for the Turks, a near success, but at least goalkeeper Lloris showed a normal form that day and conceded no goals.