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How 19-year-old Arda Güler, dubbed ‘the Turkish Messi,' lit up the European Championship

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When a young soccer player scored a stunning goal in Turkey’s recent win against Georgia, his status as one of the best players was solidified. The 19-year-old midfielder has earned the nickname ’the Turkish Messi’ due to his impressive ball control and driving runs. With this goal, he became the first teenager to score at a European Championship since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2004. He is set to face Ronaldo in Turkey’s next game of Euro 2024. The young player joined Real Madrid last year and had a successful debut season. He is part of a talented group of young players at Euro 2024.