Player vs Player Battle: Spain vs Turkey

Siddharth Nair
|Published June 17, 2016

Arda Turan vs Andres Iniesta


Two of the best midfielders in the game will go head to head in order to attain supremacy at the center of the pitch. While Arda has not had a great season for Barcelona, Iniesta was instrumental in Barcelona winning their second consecutive La Liga crown.


It will be a tough one to call but while Arda is a fantastic player, Iniesta is at the top of his game right now and will be difficult to stop. On the other hand, if Iniesta is stopped then Spain might well be stopped as well.

Gokhan Gonul vs Alvaro Morata


Gonul is an accomplished defender playing for Fenerbache and he will be tasked with handling the Spanish forward , Alvaro Morata. Although Morata did not have his greatest of seasons at Juventus, he still played a crucial role by chipping in with important goals.

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This battle should be Morata’s to lose.

Burak Yilmaz vs Sergio Ramos


Burak Yilmaz was a goal scoring machine when he played for Galatasary a few years ago. While he may not be as potent as he was then, Yilmaz will still provide a great threat to the Spanish defense. To prevent this from happening, Ramos will be at hand to provide stability in the defensive back line.


Yilmaz may win a few battles but Ramos will win the war.

Caner Erkin vs David Silva


In what will be the battle of the left wing, Erkin will be on hand to prevent the trickery of Silva to get the better of the Turkish defense. Silva has had a good start to the Euors and will be looking to carry that form into the coming matches.


Silva should win this one.

Nuri Sahin vs Cesc Fabregas


Sahin and Fabregas are two of the most gifted and elegant mid fielders in world football. Sahin has played an important part in the resurgence of Dortmund last season while Cesc was an ever presence in the Chelsea team which massively under performed last season.


Tough to call.

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