A last-minute goal from Phillip Lahm broke Turkish hearts and sent Germany through to the Euro 2008 final in one of the best games of Euro 2008.
Six years earlier Turkey, under the tutelage of veteran coach, Şenol Güneş, had shocked the world as they made it to their maiden World Cup semi-finals, yet little was expected of the Turks in 2008. Finishing as runners-up in the group to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal, Turkey saw off Croatia in the quarter-finals, before facing Germany in the last four.
Taking the lead through Fenerbahçe full-back, Uğur Boral after just 20 minutes, Turkey were pegged back moments after and fell behind late in the second half. Seemingly beaten, Semih Şentürk squeezed the ball past Jens Lehmann four minutes from the time and the tie was destined for extra time.
Darting forward in the depths of added time, Lahm finished calmly under pressure to set up a first European Championships final since 1996 for the three-time winners. Ultimately it was a step too far for Joachim Löw in his first.