Austria excelled in possession for most of the match and excelled in attack and shots, but Turkey was the most likely to take chances and maintained their lead by withstanding Austria’s fierce offensive pressure in the final minutes of the match in Leipzig.

Turkey’s goals came after two corner kicks from Arda Guler, scored by centre-back Demiral in the first and 59th minutes, then Austria responded with a single goal scored by substitute Mikhail Grigorić in the 66th minute.

Statements of the coaches of the two teams after the meeting

Turkey coach Vincenzo Montella said:

– It was a very important match. We showcased the spirit of the team from the first minute to the last minute.

– This is a historic result. We matched 2008 in terms of wins. This is extremely important. We are progressing step by step.

Austria coach Ralf Rangnick said:

– We were not so lucky.

“I think if the game had been extended to extra time, we would have had a chance to win.

– The Turks were exhausted in the end, and we had an advantage physically.

“The team tried in every way, we scored, we had chances, but things are difficult when you face Gordon Banks in goal,” a reference to the late England goalkeeper who saved a dangerous attempt to deny the legendary Pele from scoring for Brazil in the 1970 World Cup, which was later described as “saving the century.”

Turkey meet in the quarter-finals on Saturday in Berlin with the Netherlands, who qualified with a 3-0 win over Romania earlier on Tuesday.