With an early penalty goal from Memphis Depay and a second so much in counterattack of Denzel Dumfries, Holland certified its classification to Eighth Final of the Eurocup in front of a Austria (2-0) that hardly created danger in Amsterdam and that the pass will have to be played against Ukraine.
Those of Frank de Boer did their homework in front of their audience in the stadium Johan Cruyff Arena of Amsterdam in a not very showy game and without great frights, marked by a naive penalty of David Alaba in minute 10 of the first half.
On a bad night for Real Madrid’s new signing, the Austrian captain stepped on Wenzel Dumfries on the penalty line and Memphis Depay he did not forgive from eleven meters.
But the Dutch star shone again in the second half in a goal with the same protagonists as in the first of the tulips: Alaba missed an aerial ball in the center of the field, facilitating a counterattack by Depay, which served to Dumfries for him to finish at pleasure after a deep gallop in the 67th minute.
Austria, lacking Marko Arnautovic, sanctioned by UEFA with a no-play match for insulting North Macedonia players after scoring a goal on matchday one, had shifted the pressure to the group’s favorites Netherlands.
And the Dutch delivered, pocketing a fast track qualification for the Round of 16 after seven long years without appearing in a major international tournament.
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