Made a good stop from Gomez, but parried a few shots he ought to have held. Could do very little about the goals, especially the first and third, but it was not an entirely convincing performance from the veteran stopper.
Better than Cetin, the centre-back was strong in the air and on the ground and put on a very good individual performance. Will be disappointed by the final score, which did not reflect his quality.
Will be remembered for his timely and well-taken goal, but was partly at fault for the opener and loses credit accordingly. Forced Muller to play inside in many instances, though, a testament to his general defensive quality.
Kept Podolski under wraps and had a quiet first half, but things changed after the break. Struggled to contain Schurrle, and later conceded a penalty. On the other hand, his cross assisted Balta's goal, and he was perhaps unlucky not to be awarded a spot kick of his own.
Did well in the early stages, but was found hopelessly out of position and subsequently humiliated by Gomez at a time when Turkey looked to be the better team. His mistake changed the game.
Had a quiet game but for a few critical - and not-so-flattering - moments. Inexplicably assisted what was nearly a goal for Muller in the second half, and badly missed the target on another occasion. Very loose in his passing, he rarely gave the Turks a chance to build up their attack.
Made a good account of himself in the early proceedings and ought to have earned an assist for a clever pass to Selcuk. Grew frustrated especially after half-time and was withdrawn with 20 minutes to go.
Kept Gotze in check in the first half, but showed his years after the break as the German counterattack ran rampant. Had trouble closing down the German attackers and did not inspire confidence as the anchor of the Turkish midfield.
The captain and best Turkish player on the evening. Twice found himself in on goal in the first half only to be denied by Neuer, and also orchestrated a great chance on the half hour mark. Faded in the second half, however.
Twice played Altintop in on goal, but fired a clear chance woefully off-target later on. Replaced by Tore at half-time.
A disappointment in the centre-forward position. Perhaps a bit isolated, but he did little to help himself. Had one decent chance but was beaten for pace by Boateng.
Made a great stop from Altintop in the opening minutes, and did very well to deny a dangerous Turkey side in the first half. Additionally, it was his long, accurate clearances that set up Germany's first two goals.
Much like Badstuber, had a rather quiet game. Made no mistakes of note, but also did nothing spectacular, which speaks well for the centre-back. Not at all at fault for the goal conceded.
Not at his very best. Had one excellent forward run in the early minutes, but was also too late to cover Altintop as the Turkey captain found himself through on goal, and was occasionally guilty of rather lose passing. Almost conceded a late penalty, but play was waved on.
A surprise starter in place of Howedes, and proved his worth with a strong performance. Turkey could do nothing on his side of the pitch for the 73 minutes he played, and the Bayern man showed his quality on the hour mark as he out-ran Burak Yilmaz, who at first appeared to be in with a chance on goal.
A quiet game as usual for the Bayern man, who did well to cover his team-mate, Lahm, on one occasion and afterwards did not have to turn heads due to his anticipation of play. Needlessly booked for dissent.
Relatively quiet in the attacking area during the first half, but had more influence after the break. Set up Gomez with a good chance that was denied before assisting Muller's goal. Even when he could not create chances he held the ball well and ensured that Germany did not miss Ozil.
Very quiet, and almost a surplus to requirements at times. Made no massive errors, but never made a real "sales pitch" to convince Low that he deserves a regular starting berth once more.
Strong as ever in the centre of the park, the vice-captain provided the kind of inspired performance that for him is becoming normal. Distributed well, won the ball back and did his part in cutting off counter-attacks. Capped of a fine performance with a late penalty.
Failed to bring his fine club form to the international stage. Given very little space to operate on the left flank and showed how limited his impact can be when unable to counterattack.
Made space and fired in the opener with all the class of an elite striker. Had a good effort saved early in the second half and had a poor miss late, but nonetheless his lasting impact was the all-important opener.
Man of the match, hands down. Set up Gomez's opener with a fine cross, scored the second goal with a precise finish, and won a late penalty. Always a threat, and gave everything for the team: even was once found covering for Lahm as he held off Tore and won a free kick deep in his own penalty box.
- S. Bolat
- G. Zan
Replaced Selcuk to add quality in Turkey's width, and showed plenty of skill on the right flank. His individual skill did not complement the team overall, however, and in the end, the 19-year-old never posed a threat on goal, either directly or indirectly.
- E. Belözoğlu
- M. Topal
On for the final four minutes.
Replaced Arda Turan for the final 20 minutes, but had no more luck than his predecessor.
- T. Wiese
- M. Hummels
Replaced Boateng for the final quarter hour and was caught day-dreaming as Balta was left alone at the far post to pull a goal back for Turkey.
- S. Rolfes
Replaced Podolski for the final 28 minutes and showed versatility that the Koln man had lacked. Linked well in midfield and used his pace and control to beat his markers. His finishing disappointed, however.
On for the closing moments and, nearly 18 months after first being called up to Low's squad, finally earned his first international cap.