In Amsterdam. Netherland beats Austria on the way for a win with a score of 2-0 and qualified for the round of 16. The was a second straight victory of the Netherland in the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. Depay made no mistakes in the 11th minute of the match and Denzel Dumfries added another midway through their match’s second half, this was his second goal of the EURO 2020 tournament.
The second goal came after Donyell Malen beat the offside trap and he played unselfishly in the charging Dumfries, whose match finish was enthusiastically celebrated by his teammates and the crowd on the ground.
"It's starting to feel like a fairytale. We are really growing, it feels good," said Denzel Dumfries.
"We controlled the game and dominated all aspects and deserved the win."
"Overall I am happy with our performance. But we could have done a lot better in possession", Netherlands manager Frank De Boer told a news conference.
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"We improved defensively, we didn't give away as many chances as against Ukraine. But it was frustrating how quickly we lost the ball on many occasions. We can do a lot better, but that's good, you don't want to peak too early."
The Dutch coach stated that on Monday’s match against North Macedonia which was the final match of the group, he was not sure how many players would be rested, which is essentially a dead rubber as their opponents cannot progress into the next round.
"We will see who needs rest, and who wants to stay in the rhythm of playing," De Boer said. "Having five substitutions at hand certainly creates a lot of options."
Wijnaldum when the first hurdle has been cleared warned against complacency now.
"It's a bit of luxury to be through already, but we need to be aware of the temptation to relax. We have to stay focused, this team needs to work hard to get a result," he said.
Austria coach Franco said his players rarely took the game to the Dutch, and aside from a few half-chances battled to create anything in their opponent's box.