La Johan Cruijff Arena di Amsterdam in festa per la victory of the Netherlands against Austria for 2a0 on the second day of Group C of EURO2020. Match decided by a penalty kick in the 11th minute by Depay, obtained for a foul by the Austrian Alaba on Dumfries; in the second half the same Dumfries stamps the scoresheet for the doubling. The Orange qualified with one round to spare for the round of 16, regardless of the outcome of the next match against the already eliminated North Macedonia scheduled for Monday.
Holland-Austria, news of the first half
The Austrian defense immediately blocked the initiatives of the Dutch forwards Depay and Weghorst, but the advantage came from an offensive projection by De Vrij. The defender Orange, in fact, immolates himself on the right and from his descent the ball goes to Dumfries who, anticipating Alaba, is hooked and spread inside the area by the Austrian. The Israeli referee Grinfeld is recalled to the VAR and decides to award the penalty kick, which Depay coldly achieves: it is 1a0 for the Netherlands! The Austrian Alaba sanctioned with a yellow card, which a few minutes later also belongs to de Roon. The Orange try to double: Depay takes advantage of an error by Alaba, but kicks on the outside of the net. Austria entrusts its reaction to the attempts of Baumgartner, blocked by De Ligt’s wall, and of Hinteregger, whose powerful left ends high above the goal defended by the expert Stekelenburg. At the end of time the Netherlands wasted the doubling first with Depay, who kicks high from an excellent position, then with Wijnaldum seeing his shot saved on the line by Ulmer. Teams at rest, Holland in advantage of measure.
Holland-Austria, chronicle of the second half
The national team coached by coach De Boer resumes closing their opponents in the half field, in fact Austria struggles to raise the center of gravity and create dangers towards Stekelenburg’s goal. In the meantime, the Austrian goalkeeper Bachmann saved in the 61st minute from a close header by De Vrij, the defense then puts a patch on De Ligt’s tap-in. The coach Foda changes: Grillitsch and Kalajdzic to give vivacity and substance to the offensive maneuver. The chess game of the two coaches begins, De Boer responds by throwing Wijndal, Akè and Malen onto the pitch. The moves prove the Dutch coach right: in fact, Malen’s speed is immediately exploited by Depay who throws his partner towards the goal on the counterattack, number 18 Orange delivers to Dumfries the burden and the honor of kicking at the net and beating Bachmann for the 2a0 goal!
Holland manages the final match without major worries. Indeed, even trying to hit on the break. Austria that pours into attack without sting, only dangerous at the 81st with a conclusion on the side of Alaba. The final minutes slip away quickly, the Netherlands win and qualify for the round of 16. Austria expected on Monday from the match / play-off against Ukraine, today winning 2a1 over North Macedonia.
Netherlands-Austria, match report and votes for Fantasy Football
HOLLAND-AUSTRIA 2-0 (1-0)
MARKERS: 11 ‘Depay (O, su rigore), 67’ Dumfries (O)
Netherlands (3-5-2): Stekelenburg 6; de Ligt 6, de Vrij 6.5, Blind 6 (65′ Akè 6); Dumfries 7, de Roon 5.5 (74′ Gravenberch 6), de Jong F. 6.5, Wijnaldum 6.5, Van Aanholt 6.5 (65′ Wijndal 6); Weghorst 6 (65′ Malen 6,5), Depay 7 (82′ de Jong L. sv). Ct: De Boer
Austria (4-2-3-1): Bachmann 6.5; Lainer 6, Dragovic 5 (84 ‘Lienhart sv), Hinteregger 5.5, Ulmer 6; Laimer 5.5 (62 ‘Grillitsch 6), X. Schlager 5 (84’ Onisiwo sv); Baumgartner 6 (70 ‘Lazaro 6), Sabitzer 5.5, Alaba 5; Gregoritsch 5 (62 ‘Kalajdzic 5.5). Ct: Foda
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Netherlands-Austria, bonus and malus for Fantasy Football
BONUS AND MALUS FANTACALCIO
FATTI GOALS: Depay (O), Dumfries (O)
GOAL ON PENALTY:
GOALS SUBMITTED: Bachmann 2 (A)
ASSIST: Grind (O)
VICTORY DECISIVE GOAL: Depay (O)
WARNINGS: Alaba (A), de Roon (O), Bachmann (A)
BEST IN THE FIELD FOR THE EDITORIAL FANTACALCIO: Dumfries (O)
WORST IN THE FIELD FOR THE EDITORIAL FANTACALCIO: Praise (A)