Mali Turn On The Style Against Turkey


After a narrow defeat in their opening match, Mali came back strongly to defeat Turkey 3-0 and put themselves back in the Group B. The African side had to wait until the 38th minute to open the scoring when a perfectly weighted through ball from Hadji Drame was finished well by Djemoussa Traore with just the goalkeeper to beat.

Two Turkish substitutions around half-time helped the Europeans build some momentum, but it was ended by N’Diaye, who slotted home a rebound off the post from Abdoulaye Diaby’s shot in the 68th minute. The Eaglets put the match out of reach with a decisive climax, with a ferocious shot by Fode Konate from the edge of the area in the dying minutes.