Çağlar Söyüncü

Cleansheet For Söyüncü In Late Turkey Victory

Çağlar Söyüncü kept the eighth cleansheet of his international career as Turkey sealed a dramatic 1-0 win over Andorra in Istanbul on Saturday.
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- Leicester City defender Çağlar Söyüncü earned his 25th cap for Turkey on Saturday night
- Turkey scored a late winner to secure a 1-0 success in UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying in Istanbul
- Söyüncü played the full 90 minutes for his country, who are now sat in second place in Group H
- Ben Chilwell and James Maddison were unused substitutes as England beat Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley

The Leicester City centre-back, ever-present for the Club this season, was making his 25th senior international appearance on matchday five in UEFA 2020 European Championship qualifying.

Turkey, who now sit in second place in Group H, have also overcome Albania, Moldova and world champions France in their bid to make a fifth appearance at the quadrennial tournament next summer.

Söyüncü, 23, was typically commanding in the centre of defence for the Crescent Stars, but the visitors, winless in 14 matches before kick-off, often frustrated their hosts, with Cenk Tosun also hitting the post.

The Foxes man could even have found the net himself in the fifth minute of the second half when he lobbed Andorra goalkeeper Josep Gómes. Ildefons Lima, though, was able to hook it off the line.

Next up, Turkey, who sealed victory courtesy of Ozan Tufan's 89th-minute header, travel to Zimbru Stadium in Chișinău to tackle Moldova, currently in fifth place, on Tuesday evening (7:45pm BST kick-off).

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James Maddison
James Maddison

James Maddison could yet make his England senior debut next week.

England's Ben Chilwell and James Maddison, meanwhile, were unused substitutes in the Three Lions' 4-0 UEFA EURO qualifying success over Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium.

Former Leicester City loanee and current England captain Harry Kane netted a hat-trick for Gareth Southgate's men, while Raheem Sterling netted once for the national side in London.

A third victory in as many games leaves the world's fourth-ranked side top of Group A with maximum points and a goal difference of +13 ahead of their fourth qualifier next week.

Chillwell could earn an eighth cap for his country when England host Kosovo at Southampton's St. Mary's Stadium, while Maddison will be hoping to make his senior debut (7:45pm BST kick-off).

The Blue Army can stay up-to-date on how City's international contingent fare over the coming days with regular round-ups to be posted on LCFC.com.

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