beat 3-0 in great start to WC quals

The Turkish national team maintained their impressive start to the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by hammering 3-0 on Saturday.

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gave the visitors an early lead in the fourth minute at the La Rosaleda stadium in Spain's Malaga. Caglar Soyuncu doubled the gap with a header from a corner in the 28th minute. The first half ended 2-0.

Tufan scored his second goal with a superb long-range strike in the 59th minute to make the score 3-0. In the 80th minute, 's midfielder was shown a red card after a serious foul on .

After starting the qualifiers with a 4-2 win against the Netherlands on Wednesday, secured their second win and collected six points in Group G. In other Group G games, the Netherlands beat 2-0 and defeated Gibraltar 4-1.

In a post-game interview, Turkey's manager Senol Gunes said he is proud of the team's game and his players were smart, disciplined and patient against Norway.

"We played against the strong team, Norway, and we beat them. We are happy. We won and we did everything right."

"We knew the strengths of our opponent. We took good advantage of their weaknesses," said Gunes.

He added that the successful counter attack plan turned the game in Turkey's favor.

Turkey's president congratulated the team for their victory.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Gunes and captain Burak Yilmaz by phone.

"I congratulate all our footballers. This was a very sharp team. It is really very good, you gave the lesson of team football," he said.