Netherlands v Czech Republic Live Commentary & Result, 27/06/2021, European Championship |


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The Netherlands simply couldn’t get ahead to check their opponents after the sending off and the Czech Republic simply saved pushing and finally bought their reward. They may face Denmark within the quarter-finals on Saturday, after they beat Wales yesterday.

The Czech Republic progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after a powerful 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. It was goalless on the break, however the recreation modified when De Ligt was despatched off on 55 minutes, after he dealt with the ball on the sting of the field and denied Schick a goalscoring alternative. The referee initially solely confirmed a yellow card, however VAR intervened, and the centre-back was proven a straight purple. The Czech Republic then pushed ahead in numbers and bought their reward 13 minutes later, when Holes fired them forward following a set piece. Schick then scored his fourth of the event to double their lead and clinch the win.


90′ + 6′ There are quite a lot of disillusioned Netherlands supporters contained in the stadium, they impressed within the group video games, however could not replicate their kind within the knockout phases.

90′ + 4′ Regardless of their 2-0 benefit, the Czech Republic are nonetheless pushing ahead in the hunt for a 3rd objective, with the Netherlands leaving large gaps of their defence.

90′ + 2′ Barak additionally heads off the pitch and he’s changed by Sadilek.

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90′ + 2′ One other double change by the Czech Republic, with Schick the primary to come back off and he has been changed by Krmencik.

90′ There might be a minimal of six minutes added time performed on the finish of the second half.

88′ There is not a lot time for the Netherlands to try to get again into the sport now, with their opponents beginning to run down the clock.

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86′ The opposite change sees Holes come off the pitch and he has been changed by Kral.

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85′ Double substitution for the Czech Republic now, with Sevcik heading off and he has been changed by Hlozek.


84′ De Jong is booked for dissent, after arguing a choice with the referee.

83′ The Netherlands are attempting to interrupt ahead on the counter-attack once they can, as they’re struggling to maintain the ball in midfield.


81′ The opposite change sees Blind changed by Timber.

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81′ The Netherlands have made a double change following the objective, with Van Aanholt a kind of coming off and he has been changed by Berghuis.

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80′ A objective and now an help for Holes, what a recreation he’s having! He seems to take a heavy contact as he races into the field, however he does brilliantly to regain management and pick Schick, who coolly converts.

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80′ GOAL! Schick scores his fourth objective of the event and makes it 2-0! Certainly that’s the win wrapped up now for the Czech Republic! Holes nicks the ball off the toes of Wijnaldum deep contained in the Netherlands half of the pitch after which races into the penalty space, earlier than squaring it throughout objective to Schick, who will get forward of his marker and fires it previous Stekelenburg, into the underside left nook of the online.

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79′ Masopust heads off for the Czech Republic, with Jankto his substitute.

77′ Good effort! Soucek is given far an excessive amount of time and area on the sting of the penalty space, so he unleashes a robust effort in direction of objective. Nevertheless, it does not have sufficient tempo on it to beat Stekelenburg, who makes a superb save.

76′ The Netherlands have solely solely gained certainly one of their earlier six matches below Frank de Boer when conceding first (D3 L2), a 2-1 win at Poland final November.

74′ Stoppage in play right here as Sevcik is down following an aerial problem and it appears like he has taken a knock to the pinnacle. Kalas additionally appears to have an issue for the Czech Republic.


73′ The Netherlands make their second change of the sport, with De Roon changed by Weghorst.

72′ One other drinks break and it is wanted after a frantic second half, which has seen a objective and a purple card. Will we see some extra modifications quickly?

70′ The Netherlands have to push ahead in the hunt for an equaliser now, they’ve sat again because the sending off they usually’ve bought their work minimize out to get again into the sport with 10-men.

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68′ Kalas knew he could not go for objective himself because the angle was too tight, so he powered it again throughout objective for his team-mate, who made no errors with the end.

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68′ GOAL! The Czech Republic take the lead, it’s 1-0! The objective has been coming and it’s properly deserved. It comes from a deep nook, which is met on the again put up by Kalas who does brilliantly to move it again throughout objective in direction of Holes, who powers it into the again of the online from shut vary. There are a few defenders on the road, however they only can’t cease it from flying in.

67′ The environment is electrical contained in the stadium now, with the Czech followers behind the objective their staff are attacking and they’re urging their staff ahead to try to break the impasse.

66′ It is all arms on deck for the Netherlands in the mean time, they’re sitting deep and absorbing quite a lot of stress, with the Czech Republic pushing ahead at each alternative.

64′ CHANCE! Dumfries with an enormous block to disclaim Kaderabek! A deep cross is available in from the precise wing and flies all the way in which to the far put up, with Kaderabek firing a low effort in direction of objective. Nevertheless, Dumfries does brilliantly to learn the hazard and make a superb block.

63′ De Ligt is the youngest participant to be despatched off in a EUROs knockout match (21y 319d), overtaking Gianluca Zambrotta for Italy at EURO 2000 towards the Netherlands within the semi-final (23y 131d).

61′ PENALTY CHECK! The Czech Republic whip a nook into the penalty space from the precise, which the Netherlands clear, however there are a number of appeals for a handball by Dumfries. Nevertheless, VAR have a look and nothing is given.

59′ The sport could be very heated now, with a number of challlenges flying in and the tempo has definitely elevated. The Czech Republic have the benefit with the additional man.


57′ The Netherlands have made a substitution following the purple card, with Malen the person coming off and he has been changed by Promes.

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56′ Coufal is the primary Czech Republic participant to be booked after he fouls Dumfries.


55′ RED CARD! The unique yellow card has been overturned and De Ligt has been despatched off! The referee went over to the VAR monitor and reviewed the footage and noticed that De Ligt denied Schick a transparent alternative at objective, so was due to this fact the final man. The Netherlands are right down to 10-men.

54′ VAR REVIEW! The officers have taken a protracted have a look at the problem by De Ligt on Schick and the referee is being informed to go and overview the video footage. It appears like De Ligt is the final man and due to this fact denied Schick a goalscoring alternative.

52′ ALMOST! De Ligt slips as he tries to fend off Schick on the sting of the penalty space and the striker nearly races by means of into the field, however the centre-back throws out an arm and intentionally handballs it to cease the ahead. Solely a free-kick and yellow card is awarded by the referee, however VAR are going to have a look. De Ligt might be in hassle right here.

52′ CHANCE! What a chance for the Netherlands to take the lead! Malen exhibits nice ability to skip previous a few Czech defenders after which race by means of on objective and he solely had Vaclik to beat. The striker tries to around the keeper, however Vaclik does brilliantly and makes an excellent cease to collect the ball and clear the hazard. Large likelihood!

51′ Wijnaldum has been saved quiet in midfield thus far by the Czech Republic, the Netherlands skipper hasn’t been capable of affect the sport as a lot as he has in earlier matches.

49′ Sluggish begin to the second half, with the Netherlands simply preserving possession comfortably in midfield and not likely pushing ahead in the hunt for the opening objective.

47′ Kaderabek is receiving some medical consideration following the aerial problem with Dumfries, however the left-back is now again up on his ft and ought to be tremendous to proceed.


46′ The primary yellow card of the sport is proven to Dumfries for his excessive arm on Kaderabek because the pair battle for the ball within the air.

46′ The second half is below means!

Each groups have performed at a excessive depth thus far, however the Czech Republic have had the higher alternatives and possibly ought to be forward. The Netherlands want to enhance if they’re to check their opponents within the last third.

It’s goalless on the break between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, in a full of life recreation that hasn’t seen too many goalscoring probabilities. Barak had the perfect alternative for the Czech Republic after a fast counter, however De Ligt brilliantly bought throughout to deflect his shot over the crossbar, when it seemed like he would hearth his nation forward. The Netherlands have seen extra of the ball within the first half, however are but to check Vaclik in objective, with the Czech defence trying fairly snug.


45′ + 2′ Not too far-off! Sensible ability by Depay to get away from his marker within the field and he slides the ball by means of to Van Aanholt, who drags a shot properly huge of the objective. Nevertheless, it would not have counted anyway as he the wing-back was offside.

45′ There might be a minimal of two minutes added time performed on the finish of the primary half.

44′ Schick has been very full of life for Czech Republic at the moment, he is been an enormous handful for Blind and De Ligt, as has Soucek when he ventures into the field from deep. He is all the time a menace within the air.

42′ Since successful the event in 1988, the Netherlands have progressed from simply two of their seven knockout stage video games within the European Championship, beating Yugoslavia 6-1 within the 2000 quarter-final, and successful 5-4 on penalties towards Sweden on the similar stage in 2004.

40′ There isn’t lengthy left to play earlier than the top of the primary half, can both aspect break the impasse earlier than the half-time whistle?

38′ CHANCE! Large alternative for Czech Republic to take the lead! De Roon misplaces a cross in midfield and their opponents race ahead on the counter-attack. Masopust sprints into the field and lays it to Barak, who appears to solely have Stekelenburg to beat, however De Ligt does brilliantly to get again and get the slightest of touches on the shot, to ship it over the crossbar. Sensible defending.

36′ Each groups are defending properly in the mean time, coping with every thing that their opponents can throw at them. The Czech Republic have loved a bit extra possession in the previous couple of minutes.

34′ Pretty play by the Czech Republic down the precise wing and Coufal is launched deep down the flank and he delivers a superb low cross into the field aiming for Schick. Nevertheless, De Ligt reads it properly and makes the clearance.

32′ Loads of pushing and shoving within the field because the Netherlands put together to whip one other nook into the penalty space, however the set piece disappoints and the Czech Republic clear the hazard.

30′ We’re on the half an hour mark now and it stays goalless between Netherlands and Czech Republic, with not many probabilities for both staff thus far.

28′ Respectable effort! Schick manages to work just a little little bit of area on the sting of the penalty space and he powers an effort in direction of objective, however Stekelenburg reads it properly and makes a superb save.

26′ The Czech Republic have been eradicated in three of their final 4 video games within the knockout phases of the European Championships – versus Germany within the last in 1996, Greece within the semi-final in 2004, and most just lately, Portugal within the quarter-final of EURO 2012.

24′ We’re having a drinks break halfway by means of the primary half as it is rather heat in Budapest, so each units of gamers are getting some additional fluids and likewise some directions from the sidelines.

22′ CHANCE! Sevcik whips a superb cross into the field from the precise wing, after he will get away from his marker and Soucek meets the ball on the close to put up, getting forward of De Ligt. The West Ham midfielder tries to look his header into the far nook of the online, however he does not get sufficient on it and flies properly huge.

21′ Wasted alternative! The Netherlands win a free-kick deep down the precise wing and it is a good alternative for them to get a number of gamers into the field and create one thing. Nevertheless, the ball in from Depay is poor and it comes out to De Jong on the sting of the penalty space, earlier than it is finally cleared by the Czech Republic.

19′ The winners of this recreation will face Denmark within the quarter-finals, after they beat Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam yesterday.

17′ The Netherlands are doing properly in possession, however they only appear to be in need of concepts within the last third in the mean time, with their opponents trying robust in defence.

15′ Depay does very well to carry up the ball on the midway line, below heavy stress from Celustka, who barges into the again of him and offers away a transparent free-kick.

13′ ALMOST! Dumfries makes a terrific diagonal run throughout the the Czech Republic defence and will get in behind, racing onto the top of a protracted ball and he tries to beat Vaclik to it on the sting of the field, who raced out of his objective. Nevertheless, Kalas retains up with him and does properly with the preliminary header, earlier than blocking the shot from Dumfries. Glorious defending.

12′ This would be the first assembly between the Netherlands and Czech Republic since October 2015, when the Dutch have been overwhelmed 3-2 in a EURO 2016 qualifier. Certainly, they’ve misplaced every of their final two video games towards the Czech Republic – each coming in qualifying for the earlier European Championships in 2016.

10′ That is higher from the Netherlands, they’re beginning to get the ball down and management possession in midfield, with De Jong trying robust in the course of the pitch.

8′ Not too far-off! The Netherlands take a nook quick to create a greater angle for the cross into the penalty space and it will definitely comes into the field from Malen and is met by De Ligt on the far put up. Nevertheless, the angle could be very tight and the centre-back cannot flip his header on course.

7′ The Netherlands win an early nook, after Depay releases Dumfries deep down the precise wing and the wing-back tries to drill a cross into the field, however it’s properly blocked by Kalas.

5′ Each groups are simply attempting to manage the ball and maintain possession in the mean time, the sport has bought off to a frantic begin and it’s end-to-end thus far.

3′ There’s a packed crowd contained in the stadium, with loads of the Netherlands and the Czech Republic supporters making their voices heard within the opening couple of minutes of the sport. It ought to be a full of life one.

The groups are out on the pitch and kick-off is just some minutes away, keep tuned for all of the match motion!

In the meantime the Czech Republic have made three modifications to their beginning line-up, with Boril, Darida and Jankto these dropping to the bench they usually have been changed by Kaderabek, Sevcik and Barak.

Frank De Boer has solely made one change to his Netherlands aspect that beat North Macedonia 3-0 final day trip, with Gravenberch changed by De Roon in midfield.

CZECH REPUBLIC SUBS: Jakub Brabec, Michal Krmencik, Jakub Jankto, Ales Mandous, Adam Hlozek, Matej Vydra, Alex Kral, Ales Mateju, Tomas Koubek, Tomas Pekhart, Jakub Pesek, Michal Sadilek.

CZECH REPUBLIC (4-2-3-1): Tomas Vaclik; Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Tomas Kalas, Pavel Kaderabek; Petr Sevcik, Tomas Soucek; Lukas Masopust, Tomas Holes, Antonin Barak; Patrik Schick.

NETHERLANDS SUBS: Joel Veltman, Nathan Ake, Owen Wijndal, Steven Berghuis, Quincy Promes, Tim Krul, Davy Klaassen, Ryan Gravenberch, Wout Weghorst, Marco Bizot, Jurrien Timber, Cody Gakpo.

NETHERLANDS (3-4-1-2): Maarten Stekelenburg; Stefan De Vrij, Matthijs De Ligt, Daley Blind; Denzel Dumfries, Frenkie de Jong, Marten de Roon, Patrick Van Aanholt; Georginio Wijnaldum; Memphis Depay, Donyell Malen.

In the meantime the Czech Republic completed third in Group D with 4 factors and progressed to the knockout phases as the most effective third-placed sides. They gained their first recreation towards Scotland, earlier than drawing 1-1 with Croatia and shedding their last recreation towards England.

The Netherlands completed prime of Group C, successful all three of their video games towards Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia and they’re one of many groups to observe within the event, having scored probably the most targets within the group phases, with eight.

Whats up and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Euro 2020 Spherical of 16 conflict between Netherlands and Czech Republic in Budapest.


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