Netherlands sealed prime spot of their group after comfortably seeing off Austria of their second sport of Euro 2020.

The Oranje had the higher of the primary half, and have been awarded an early penalty after a VAR test. Replays confirmed that David Alaba stepped on the foot of Denzel Dumfries, prompting the referee to level to the spot. Memphis Depay stepped up and slammed it into the underside left nook.

Alaba’s troublesome begin continued afterward when he miscontrolled a throw through which allowed Depay to get into the field, however the former Manchester United man may solely hit the facet netting.

Just earlier than half time, Depay received one other likelihood, and it was one which he actually ought to have taken. Patrick van Aanholt floated an exquisite ball excessive to Wout Weghorst, who squared to his strike companion. But from six yards out, he by some means skewed his effort over the crossbar.

The first half ended with the rating at 1-0. Austria went in on the break lucky to not be additional behind, having had no makes an attempt on course.

Things didn’t enhance after the break for Franco Foda’s facet, and so they weren’t far-off from going additional behind on the hour mark. Weghorst nodded a nook throughout to Stefan de Vrij, whose header was saved out. The rebound fell to fellow centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, however his strike was deflected large.

But it wasn’t lengthy earlier than they doubled their lead. Depay slipped a ball by to Donyell Malen, who unselfishly squared for Denzel Dumfries for his second purpose of the event.

It was a cushty night from then on for Netherlands, with Austria not threatening to attain till the ultimate ten minutes. Alaba had a shot from distance fly narrowly large, and substitute Karim Onisiwo headed straight at Maarten Stekelenburg from Sasa Kalajdzic’s cross.

The sport completed 2-0, securing Netherlands’ spot on the prime of the group. Austria go into their ultimate sport in opposition to Ukraine realizing {that a} level must be sufficient to see them by.

Netherlands

De Jong shone in Amsterdam

Maarten Stekelenburg (6/10) – The 38-year-old had what was most likely the best sport of his lengthy profession. Had just about nothing to do.

Denzel Dumfries (8/10) – Another implausible exhibiting from the highly effective right-back. Been concerned in each Netherlands purpose thus far.

Stefan de Vrij (7/10) – Kept a really blunt Austrian assault at bay. Close to getting a purpose.

Matthijs de Ligt (7/10) – Put in a number of good tackles. Could’ve scored.

Daley Blind (6/10) – Hardly ever examined. Given a straightforward trip by the Austrian frontline.

Patrick van Aanholt (7/10) – A menace down the left hand facet. Played one glorious move for Weghorst which ought to have resulted in a purpose.

Marten de Roon (6/10) – Noticeably weaker than his teammates in midfield. Still a strong performer.

Georginio Wijnaldum (7/10) – A vivid show in the course of the park. Helped management the sport all through.

Frenkie de Jong (8/10) *MOTM* – Excellent on the ball and made a number of driving runs by the center. A terrific efficiency from a prime participant.

Memphis Depay (7/10) – Confidently caught his penalty away and performed an ideal by ball within the lead as much as the second. Missed a sitter within the first half.

Wout Weghorst (7/10) – Linked up nicely, and unfortunate to not have a few assists.

Substitutes

Nathan Ake (6/10)

Donyell Malen (7/10)

Owen Wijndal (6/10)

Ryan Gravenberch (6/10)

Luuk de Jong (6/10)

Austria

Alaba had a poor night

Daniel Bachmann (6/10) – Couldn’t do something about both of the objectives. Made one glorious save from De Vrij.

Stefan Lainer (5/10) – Sometimes struggled in opposition to Van Aanholt down his facet. Couldn’t comply with up his purpose final trip with any attacking contribution.

Aleksandar Dragovic (5/10) – A troublesome night for the centre-back, albeit put beneath relentless strain.

David Alaba (4/10) – A slipshod problem to concede the penalty, and was fortunate to not be punished once more a couple of minutes later. Not his best hour.

Martin Hinteregger (5/10) – Made some first rate runs out from the again, however these led to nothing. Could have defended higher.

Andreas Ulmer (5/10) – Contributed nothing going ahead, and did not take care of Dumfries.

Christoph Baumgartner (4/10) – Failed to create something in any respect earlier than being taken off.

Xaver Schlager (5/10) – Often battled arduous however couldn’t achieve any management in midfield.

Konrad Laimer (4/10) – Way off his greatest stuff. Couldn’t address the Dutch midfield.

Marcel Sabitzer (4/10) – Often appeared to seek out himself with nowhere to go when he had the ball. Couldn’t create something.

Michael Gregoritsch (4/10) – Hardly received a contact on the ball. Subbed off on the hour mark.

Substitutes

Sasa Kalajdzic (6/10)

Florian Grillitsch (5/10)

Valentino Lazaro (5/10)

Philipp Lienhart (NA/10)

Karim Onisiwo (NA/10)

 

 

Source sportslens.com