Turkey revive qualifying hopes

ISTANBUL, March 29 (Reuters) - Turkey revived their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Austria on Tuesday with goals in each half from Arda Turan and Gokhan Gonul.

Goalkeeper Volkan Demirel also made a penalty save as Turkey moved to nine points, six behind Group A leaders Germany.

Arda, recently recovered from a groin injury, gave Guus Hiddink's side the lead after 28 minutes when he beat two defenders before slamming the ball into the far corner.

Gokhan made it 2-0 after 78 minutes but Austria wasted the chance to set up a nervy finale when Stefan Maierhofer's 84th minute penalty was saved after it had been awarded for a foul by Hakan Balta on Erwin Hoffer.

Turkey moved into second place in the group alhough Belgium will go back above them if they beat Azerbaijan later on Tuesday.


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