Turkey recorded their first ever win over the Republic of Ireland on Irish soil in this Aviva Stadium friendly.

Ahmet Ilhan Ozek netted the opener in the 17th minute when he headed home powerfully from a Gokhan Gonul cross.

Tarik Camdal added the second with a neat left-foot finish on 75 minutes, both players scoring their first international goals for their country.

Jonathan Walters blasted in a left-foot drive two minutes later but the Irish could not find an equaliser.

Martin O'Neill's side began the game brightly and Shane Long looked to be brought down in the area by Omer Toprak, but referee Ruddy Buquet waved away penalty appeals.

Stephen Ward fired a 20-yard left-foot shot from the edge of the box just wide and then Long went close.

The Hull City striker's close-range shot was superbly palmed away by Turkish goalkeeper Onur Kivrak and when the ball came back into the area John O'Shea deflected it towards goal, but saw his effort cleared off the line.

A minute later Turkey opened the scoring against the run of play when Gokhan Gonul's inviting cross from the right was met by a strong glancing header from Ahmet Ilhan Ozek, the ball flying low into the bottom corner of the net.

In the 36th minute Onur made another fine save to deny James McClean's left-foot drive from five yards out.

Soon after Mevlut Erdinc had the ball in the back of the net, but he was flagged up for offside.

He picked up the ball on the edge of the area and curled in a wonderful strike leaving Rob Elliot helpless, but the referee's whistle blew soon after.

The early part of the second half rarely rose above the mediocre - good play from Ilhan saw him tap the ball off to an onrushing Erdinc, but Damien Delaney was there to superbly block a powerful attempt on goal.

Tarik Camdal made it 2-0 with a simple, well executed finish after accepting a well disguised pass from Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Two minutes later Walters got on the end of a long ball, turned inside Toprak and delivered a right-foot shot past the helpless Onur for the fifth goal of his international career.

The Republic's best chance of an equaliser fell to Daryl Murphy, but the Ipswich Town man headed straight at the goalkeeper after meeting McClean's delivery.

The Irish face Italy in their next friendly game in London on Saturday, 31 May as they continue their build-up to the start of the Euro 2016 qualifiers in September.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (10)

Republic of Ireland

  • 16 Elliot
  • 02 Coleman
  • 17 Ward
  • 06 Whelan (Quinn - 82' )
  • 04 O'Shea
  • 22 Delaney (Meyler - 66' )
  • 07 McGeady (Walters - 66' )
  • 03 Wilson
  • 09 Long (Murphy - 66' )
  • 20 Hoolahan
  • 11 McClean

Substitutes

  • 01 Forde
  • 05 Clark
  • 08 Meyler
  • 10 Walters
  • 12 Kelly
  • 13 Pilkington
  • 14 Stokes
  • 15 Green
  • 18 Quinn
  • 19 Cox
  • 21 Murphy
  • 23 Duffy
  • 24 Pearce

Turkey

  • 12 Recep Kivrak
  • 07 Gönül Booked
  • 18 Erkin
  • 10 Sahin (Dogan - 85' )
  • 21 Toprak
  • 02 Balta
  • 26 Özek (Camdal - 71' )
  • 08 Inan (Ozyakup - 21' )
  • 09 Erding (Pektemek - 82' )
  • 19 Kisa (Tufan - 45' )
  • 05 Calhanoglu (Adin - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Zengin
  • 03 Dogan
  • 04 Demirok
  • 06 Potuk
  • 11 Sahan
  • 13 Büyük
  • 15 Ozyakup
  • 16 Tufan
  • 17 Pektemek
  • 20 Adin
  • 22 Karabulut
  • 23 Babacan
  • 24 Camdal
  • 25 Sahin

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

6 4

Corners

0 4

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Republic of Ireland 1, Turkey 2.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Republic of Ireland 1, Turkey 2.

90:00 +2:58

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland).

90:00 +2:58

Tarik Camdal (Turkey) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:17

Attempt saved. Olcan Adin (Turkey) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mustafa Pektemek.

90:00 +0:18

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland).

90:00 +0:18

Ishak Dogan (Turkey) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:34

Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:34

Foul by Mustafa Pektemek (Turkey).

84:53

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Republic of Ireland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.

84:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Turkey. Ishak Dogan replaces Nuri Sahin.

83:11

Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:11

Foul by Olcan Adin (Turkey).

82:21 Booking

Booking Gökhan Gönül (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

81:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Republic of Ireland. Stephen Quinn replaces Glenn Whelan.

81:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Turkey. Mustafa Pektemek replaces Mevlut Erding.

79:29

Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:29

Foul by Oguzhan Ozyakup (Turkey).

78:11

Offside, Republic of Ireland. Robert Elliot tries a through ball, but Jonathan Walters is caught offside.

77:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Republic of Ireland 1, Turkey 2. Jonathan Walters (Republic of Ireland) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a through ball.

74:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Republic of Ireland 0, Turkey 2. Tarik Camdal (Turkey) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Oguzhan Ozyakup with a through ball.

70:50

Hand ball by Tarik Camdal (Turkey).

70:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Turkey. Tarik Camdal replaces Ahmet Ilhan Özek.

66:03

Attempt missed. David Meyler (Republic of Ireland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Walters with a headed pass.

65:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Republic of Ireland. Jonathan Walters replaces Aiden McGeady.

65:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Republic of Ireland. Daryl Murphy replaces Shane Long.

65:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Republic of Ireland. David Meyler replaces Damien Delaney.

64:38

Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:38

Foul by Ahmet Ilhan Özek (Turkey).

63:54

Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:54

Foul by Caner Erkin (Turkey).

63:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Turkey. Olcan Adin replaces Hakan Calhanoglu.

62:06

Attempt blocked. Mevlut Erding (Turkey) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahmet Ilhan Özek.

61:34

Foul by Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland).

61:34

Mevlut Erding (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:35

Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:35

Foul by Ömer Toprak (Turkey).

59:02

Corner, Turkey. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

59:00

Attempt blocked. Mevlut Erding (Turkey) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nuri Sahin.

58:33

Hand ball by John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).

58:21

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

57:43

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland).

57:43

Oguzhan Ozyakup (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:07

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland).

57:07

Ömer Toprak (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:37

Foul by Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland).

50:37

Ozan Tufan (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:44

Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:44

Foul by Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey).

48:40

Corner, Turkey. Conceded by Aiden McGeady.

45:00

Second Half begins Republic of Ireland 0, Turkey 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Turkey. Ozan Tufan replaces Bilal Kisa.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Republic of Ireland 0, Turkey 1.

38:41

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland).

38:41

Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:04

Offside, Turkey. Oguzhan Ozyakup tries a through ball, but Mevlut Erding is caught offside.

35:35

Attempt saved. James McClean (Republic of Ireland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.

35:22

Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:22

Foul by Ahmet Ilhan Özek (Turkey).

33:45

Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:45

Foul by Caner Erkin (Turkey).

32:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31:58

Delay in match Gökhan Gönül (Turkey) because of an injury.

29:14

Offside, Turkey. Oguzhan Ozyakup tries a through ball, but Gökhan Gönül is caught offside.

28:39

Hand ball by Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland).

25:49

Attempt missed. James McClean (Republic of Ireland) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.

25:03

Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:03

Foul by Caner Erkin (Turkey).

24:25

Corner, Turkey. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

23:10

Foul by James McClean (Republic of Ireland).

23:10

Nuri Sahin (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:47

Attempt saved. Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.

22:04

Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:04

Foul by Oguzhan Ozyakup (Turkey).

21:30

Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:30

Foul by Caner Erkin (Turkey).

20:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Turkey. Oguzhan Ozyakup replaces Selcuk Inan because of an injury.

19:07

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18:00

Delay in match Selcuk Inan (Turkey) because of an injury.

16:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Republic of Ireland 0, Turkey 1. Ahmet Ilhan Özek (Turkey) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gökhan Gönül with a cross.

14:31

Attempt blocked. John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

14:29

Attempt missed. Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

14:27

Attempt saved. Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Damien Delaney.

13:49

Foul by Ömer Toprak (Turkey).

13:49

Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:09

Foul by Nuri Sahin (Turkey).

12:09

Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:29

Ömer Toprak (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:29

Foul by Shane Long (Republic of Ireland).

8:41

Attempt missed. Bilal Kisa (Turkey) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gökhan Gönül.

7:30

Foul by Caner Erkin (Turkey).

7:30

Wes Hoolahan (Republic of Ireland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:46

Attempt missed. Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

0:59

Corner, Turkey. Conceded by Stephen Ward.

0:55

Attempt blocked. Ahmet Ilhan Özek (Turkey) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Mevlut Erding with a cross.

0:24

Attempt saved. Mevlut Erding (Turkey) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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