Netherlands have confirmed their place in the knockout stages of Euro 2020 after beating Austria 2-0 in their second group match.
After beating Ukraine by a single goal in their opener, the Netherlands were more comfortable this time. Austria barely laid a glove on them as goals from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries proved decisive. It means they cannot be caught in top spot of Group C.
It was ultimately a stroll for Frank De Boer’s side, who took the lead through a Depay penalty after 11 minutes.
They remained in control and doubled their advantage in the 67th minute. Donyell Malen raced towards goal before selflessly teeing up Dumfries for a tap in.
Austria, despite having more possession, offered little in return. But they still have a good chance of qualifying for the next round themselves. They will play Ukraine in their final group match, in which the winners will confirm second place.
The Netherlands go into their last group match, against North Macedonia, with the luxury of already knowing they are through.
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