UEFA: Turkey comeback stuns Sweden

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey claimed a sensational win in Sweden, UEFA said on Tuesday after Turkey recovered from a two-goal deficit and defeated Sweden 3-2 on Monday.

"Turkey rallied late to beat Sweden," UEFA said in its website on Tuesday.

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.

– Akbaba leads late Turkey comeback in Sweden

"Emre Akbaba was Turkey's hero, scoring an 88th-minute equalizer before a sensational late winner as Mircea Lucescu's side recovered from 2-0 down in Solna," UEFA said.

"The hosts looked to be cruising after goals from Isaac Kiese Thelin and Viktor Claesson either side of half-time. Hakan Calhanoglu's fine swift reply gave Turkey hope, though, and Akbaba did the rest," UEFA said.

Meanwhile, After the match, Sweden coach Janne Andersson said, "Turkey was much more ready and ambitious."

Turkish coach Mircea Lucescu said, "This team is the future team. We should trust this team. We played well and won."

"Comebacks are in our soul," Turkish national team official account tweeted.