Germany enter Euro 2008 final

June 26th, 2008 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS  

Basel (Switzerland), June 26 (DPA) Philipp Lahm scored a 90th-minute winner for Germany to beat Turkey 3-2 and reach the final of the European Championships in a semi-final thriller in Basel Wednesday. A goal four minutes from time from Semih Senturk had levelled the scoring after Germany had come from behind to take a 2-1 lead.

But Lahm popped up on the end of a Thomas Hitzlsperger pass to score a dramatic winner to give three-time winners Germany a sixth final appearance.

Ugur Boral opened the scoring for Turkey when he managed to get the ball past keeper Jens Lehmann and over in the 22nd minute.

Bastian Schweinsteiger levelled four minutes later when he got got on the end of a low cross from the left from Lukas Podolski.

Miroslav Klose then headed Germany in front in the 79th minute after a mistake from veretan keeper Rustu Recber who misjudged a cross from Lahm.

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