By Fatih Erel
ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey clawed back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Sweden 3-2 Monday in a UEFA Nations League group match at Sweden’s Friends Arena.
The first half ended 1-0 with a goal by Sweden's Isaac Kiese Thelin. Sweden made it two in the second half with Viktor Claesson.
But shortly after, Hakan Calhanoglu came through for Turkey with a shot that got past goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
Emre Akbaba built on the momentum with two goals, sealing a dramatic 3-2 win for Turkey which saw Sweden defeated at home in their first League B, Group 2 match.
Russia beat Turkey 2-1 Friday in their first UEFA Nations League game.
The fifth day of the tournament ended with eight matches.
Other results of the fifth day are as follows:
– League A
Group 3: Portugal-Italy: 1-0
– League B
Group 2: Sweden-Turkey: 2-3
– League C
Group 1: Scotland-Albania: 2-0
Group 4: Serbia-Romania: 2-2
– League D
Group 1: Andorra-Kazakistan: 1-1
Group 3: Malta-Azerbaijan: 1-1
Kosovo-Faroe Islands: 2-0