Materazzi blunder aids Turkey
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
An own goal from Marco Materazzi gave Turkey a 1-1 draw against Italy.
An own goal from Marco Materazzi gave Turkey a 1-1 draw against World Cup winners Italy.
Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale made the most of his opportunity to start by firing The Azzurri ahead after 38 minutes.
It was a freakish opener, as a clearance from Turkey's substitute goalkeeper Volkan Demirel struck Alberto Gilardino and fell kindly for Di Natale to tap into an open goal.
Turkey drew level just four minutes later as Materazzi inadvertently turned a low cross from Ibrahim Uzulmez into his own net.
Italy coach Roberto Donadoni gave debuts to Christian Brocchi and Alberto Aquilani, and also made nine substitutions in the second half.
There were also eight changes to the Turkish team by the end as the game drifted to a low-key finish.
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