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Austria v Turkey team news: Baumgartner in, Calhanoglu banned

Tuesday night brings more European Championship knockout stage action and team news has arrived from the Round of 16 clash between Austria and Turkey. It kicks off at 20:00 BST in Leipzig.

These two nations faced in a March friendly that ended 6-1 to Ralf Rangnick’s side thanks to a Michael Gregoritsch (€6.4m) hat-trick. Yet the forward is now watching from the sidelines as Marko Arnautovic (€7.0m) is preferred up front.

After finishing ahead of France and the Netherlands in Group D, many see the impressive Austrians as dark horses. They’ve made four changes here, as Maximilian Wober (€4.4m), Alexander Prass (€6.1m), Florian Grillitsch (€5.5m) and the suspended Patrick Wimmer (€5.4m) make way for Christoph Baumgartner (€6.6m), Konrad Laimer (€6.0m), Phillipp Mwene (€4.5m) and Kevin Danso (€4.4m).

Fresh from his Matchday 3 goal, Marcel Sabitzer (€6.6m) remains in the line-up. As does right-back Stefan Posch (€4.5m), who ended the group stage as Fantasy’s number one defender for attempts (five) and shots on target (three).

Turkey, just like Austria, won two of their three group outings. But this young squad will have to achieve this victory without banned duo Hakan Calhanoglu (€6.5m) and Samet Akaydin (€4.0m).

Replacing them is Orkun Kokcu (€6.0m) and Abdulkerim Bardakci (€4.4m), whilst Kaan Ayhan (€4.4m) comes in for Salih Ozcan (€5.4m).

Whoever wins this will face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, following earlier developments in Munich.

MATCHDAY 4 TEAM NEWS

Austria XI – Pentz; Posch, Danso, Lienhart, Mwene; Seiwald, Schmid; Laimer, Baumgartner, Sabitzer; Arnautovic

Turkey XI – Gunok; Muldur, Demiral, Bardakcı, Kadıoglu; Yuksek, Ayhan; Guler, Kokçu, Yildiz; Yılmaz


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99 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Danso has to be the slowest CB in this tournament. The guy is on weed. Slower than a snail on a brisk walk.

    1. BUZZBOMB
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Definetly the weakest link in that team. Poorest CB performance Ive seen other than Scotland tbh. And Im Scottish.

      1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 53 mins ago

        He couldn't pass without slowing the game down, got no speed either. Any back up would've been better. It was a mistake to keep him on beyond 60th min.

    2. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 41 mins ago

      Bit harsh? Think he played decent, kept getting the ball bsck

  2. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Turkey deserves to win. What resilience

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Save of the tournament! My god what a game

      1. Tazah
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        called it

  4. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    What a save!

    1. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Hero of the game right there.

  5. F4L
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    tbf Baumgartner did everything but score today

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 59 mins ago

      Bad day in the office, unfortunately this is cup, not fpl.

  6. Welcome to Har vitzvah
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Yeah, cry more, Baum. Missed plenty of chances. Cry harder.

  7. dirtmcgirt
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Rip my team. That's 5 players out now. What a save at the end, best one I've seen in quite some time.

    1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      3 for me and they are all Austrain. Really wanted to take Morata out for the quarters. I guess I'm stuck with him.

    2. fantasist
      • 14 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      I only have Sabitzer out and Guehi suspended.

  8. fantasist
    • 14 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Which 4 teams do you think will make the semis?

    Spain vs Germany
    Portugal vs France
    England vs Switzerland
    Netherlands vs Turkey

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Netherlands. Unfortunately I own none.

      1. fantasist
        • 14 Years
        12 days, 56 mins ago

        You need to bring in Gakpo, he's been impressive

    2. F4L
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 59 mins ago

      boring but the favourites
      spain v france
      england v netherlands

      maybe germany can outscore spain, dont rate spain's defence and it really hasnt been put under much pressure bar 1 half vs croatia

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 54 mins ago

        Nah…England are shite.

    3. Welcome to Har vitzvah
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 58 mins ago

      Spain
      France
      Switzerland
      Netherlands

      1. fantasist
        • 14 Years
        12 days, 53 mins ago

        France vs Portugal could easily be a 0-0 game
        Can see Swiss beating England

    4. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 46 mins ago

      Germany France Swiss Dutch

  9. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Baumgartner was good pick based on his xGi... Well, Baumgartner and Sabitzer out now. Turkey players will be so tired that I will target them again. Nothing learned 🙁

    1. BUZZBOMB
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 58 mins ago

      They dont play the dutch til Sat night. Lots of recovery time. Netherlands are there for the taking and there's a lot of national pride channelled into effort in that fluid Turkish team. I wouldnt be so sure.

  10. GreennRed
    • 12 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Only one team wanted to win that game.

  11. Feanor
    • 15 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Austria go hungry at a major tournament once again

  12. JBG
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Baum instead of Guler only mistake I did right before deadline... don't care though cause Turkiye won!

  13. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Ronaldo, Sabitzer, Guehi to Gakpo, Musiala, Kounde decent moves?

  14. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Is it worth using a WC if 3 out of 15 players were eliminated in R16?

    1. dirtmcgirt
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 54 mins ago

      Course not

    2. fenixri
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 53 mins ago

      Absolutely not

    3. Welcome to Har vitzvah
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 52 mins ago

      Hell nah, brother.

    4. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 51 mins ago

      Thanks, although I just realised it's actually 4 players out because Guehi is suspended.

    5. Sterling Archer
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 45 mins ago

      Depends on how you think the games will go. I don't have many Netherlands but have 3 Portugal which I don't want so may still play mine

    6. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 44 mins ago

      U probably won't need wc in semis either. Thats why better should have played in group stage

  15. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Would you WC this? (3 FTs used)

    Costa
    Cancelo, Stones, Kounde, Cucurella
    B. Fernandes, Gundogan, Musiala, Williams
    Mbappe, Morata

    Simon (can't use), Bellingham, Gakpo, Van Dijk

    1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 50 mins ago

      No way, mate. Roll the red carpet for the team. Good to go except Morata.

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 47 mins ago

        Struggling for captain options without Kane on Day 2 though, I guess Bellingham or Gakpo but meh

        1. Remi
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 42 mins ago

          I'll go with Gakpo vs Turkey for sure

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 21 hours ago

            Hardly meh. Turkey has no legs left, they are the most likely team to capitulate big time. Gakpo might be the best C option with fpl rules.

  16. fenixri
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Only 2 captains in QF. Who you are targeting?

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 44 mins ago

      Mbappe and Gakpo/Bellingham probably - would prefer Kane but can't fit him in

    2. jacob1989
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 43 mins ago

      Will probably stick with musiala who has served me well. Then maybe gakpo or even ake. Dont think turkey score vs ned

  17. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 31 mins ago

    Which one out of these would you lose before ?

    A: Ronaldo
    B: Pedri

    A's replacement would probably be Mbappe or Gakpo
    B's replacement would probably be Saka, Simons or Bellingham