Turkey trip up Ukraine
Euro 2012 co-hosts beaten 2-0 in Ingolstadt friendly
Last Updated: June 5, 2012 10:27pm
Ukraine endured a frustrating evening
Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine concluded their preparations for the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Turkey on Tuesday night.
Ukraine have only had friendlies to fine-tune their plans for the event and had previously been in good form, with last Monday's thumping 4-0 victory over Estonia in Austria their fifth win in six games.
But they had no answer against Turkey, who missed out on this summer's competition, and went down to a demoralising defeat in Ingolstadt, Germany.
Fenerbahce winger Caner Erkin set the ball rolling on the half-hour mark when he slotted home a low, left-footed shot from Mustafa Pektemek's pass.
Besiktas striker Pektemek doubled the Turks' advantage 20 minutes from time, latching onto Tunay Torun's cross and finding the bottom-right corner from close range.
Turkey - 3-1 winners away to Portugal last week - could have gone three up moments later, but Real Madrid midfielder Hamit Altintop's curling free-kick struck the bar.
Ukraine came to life a little in the final stages - Yevhen Seleznyov had a drive parried by Turkey goalkeeper Fehmi Mert Gunok and fellow substitute Andriy Shevchenko smashed a shot against the bar - but they could not find the breakthrough.
Oleg Blokhin's side kick off their Euro 2012 campaign against Sweden on Monday, before also facing France and England in Group D.