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Turkey score most calamitous own goal of Euro 2024 against Portugal

It has been a European Championship of own goals, with six already just over a week into this summer’s tournament.

Antonio Rudiger set the tone on the opening night, though it proved only a consolation for Scotland in a 5-1 defeat to Germany.

Albania’s Klaus Gjasula, Italy’s Riccardo Calafiori, Austria’s Max Wober and Czechia’s Robin Hranac all followed suit – but none have been quite so calamitous as Samet Akaydin’s against Portugal.

Bernardo Silva had already put Roberto Martinez’s side one up before Akaydin’s calamitous backpass doubled their lead.

Turkish fans were doubly unhappy at the break after a string of yellow cards – including one for Akaydin for a foul on Rafael Leao – with supporters booing referee Felix Zwayer off the field at half time.

Leao, however, will miss Portugal’s final group match against Georgia after his own booking for simulation – the second time he has been shown yellow for the offence at this tournament.

Earlier in the day, Georgia drew 1-1 with Czechia but were left to rue an injury time miss that squandered their opportunity of a first ever win at the Euros.

More to follow.

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