World champions Australia suffered yet more Olympic heartbreak, going down 4-2 at the hands of titleholders Germany in their men's hockey semi-final to bow out of contention for gold.
So often the favourite entering an Olympics but with only solitary gold in Athens among a swag of minor medals, the Kookaburras will now play off for bronze against hosts Great Britain, .
Kookaburras goalkeeper Nathan Burgers, who was benched late when Australia brought on an extra attacker, said the loss was bitterly disappointing.
"We worked really hard for this match and it's sad for us not getting the result that we hoped for," he said.
"We were the number one team in the world for the last couple of years now and we've had a fair bit of support.
"We were looking to be in the final, unfortunately that didn't happen."
In a first half played at blistering pace, Australia went ahead after German keeper Max Weinhold, who was playing with a broken hand, failed to control a shot from Turner and Kieran Govers fired the volley rebound through his legs.
"It was my first goal in the tournament," Govers said.
"It was good to get one, but I wish I had scored more to get the team over. I'm shattered over the loss."
A low penalty corner flick by Moritz Fuerste brought the scores to at 1-1 at half-time in a fair reflection of the action.
Germany looked more dangerous at the start of the second half but it was Australia's Turner who put his team back in the lead, sneaking the ball over Weinhold who had gone to ground to save two previous attempts.
The Germans had a goal disallowed 12 minutes into the second half when Oliver Deecke volleyed an aerial pass over Burgers; the umpire deciding after a video referral that Deecke had raised his stick above shoulder height.
But scores were soon level a second time when Matthias Witthaus, unmarked in the D, converted a cross from Tobias Hauke.
The Germans went ahead for the first time through a penalty corner flick by Timo Wess with just 11 minutes to go.
Australia, needing to score, pushed forward, giving Germany space to net another goal on a quick counter-attack.
Benjamin Wess sprinted for a long pass down the left touchline, slammed the ball across the circle and Florian Fuchs dived in to deflect it over the line.
"It feels better when you score and win, the result hasn't sunk in yet," Turner said.
"We always knew they were a really good team; we didn't expect to just walk out and win.
"We made a few mistakes today that were uncharacteristic.
"We've worked so hard to be here, but we'll look and see where it went well and what to work on and then we'll go for bronze."
The Kookaburras have played in nine Olympic semi-finals but have gone on to win gold only once.
In recent times they settled for bronze in 2008, 2000 and 1996 and claimed silver in 1992.