ISTANBUL - Arda Turan scored 12 minutes from time from a deflected strike to help Turkey rebound from an early scare and secure a 3-2 win over Belgium in their Euro 2012 Group A qualifier, maintaining their strong start.
A Daniel Van Buyten header had given Belgium the lead in the 28th minute. The visitors stayed in front until early in the second half when Hamit Altintop scored from a rebound after goalkeeper Logan Bailly saved his first shot.
Belgium were dealt a further blow in the 64th minute when Vincent Kompany was sent off for a second yellow card. Turkey capitalised two minutes later with a goal from Semih Senturk.
The home side's lead lasted only last three minutes before Van Buyten again scored with a header off a free-kick.
But Turkey had the last word, with Turan scoring the winning goal in the 78th minute when his shot was deflected off a Belgian defender and past Bailly.
The match was Dutch coach Guus Hiddink's second competitive game in charge of Turkey since taking over in August.
Turkey, who reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008, had started their campaign with a 3-0 victory against Kazakhstan on Friday.
Belgium have now lost their opening two games, having suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Germany in their opening match.comments