Let’s take a look at the player ratings of this Euro 2020 round 2 clash between Netherlands and Austria from Johan Cruyff Arena.
Both the teams had won their opening fixtures in this European Championship and looked to secure a ticket to the knockout stages. Netherlands were overflowing with confidence following their 3-2 win against Ukraine. Whereas Austria had the upper hand in Group C because of goal difference after thrashing North Macedonia 3-1.
The hosting team had one change in the starting lineup with Juventus defender De Ligt making a comeback. Meanwhile, the visitors lacked the striking power of Marko Arnautovic for today’s game, after his one-match ban for racial comments on Ukraine’s player.
Depay and Dumfries take Oranje to the next stage.
After a late challenge from Alaba on Dumfries, Netherlands received an early opportunity to put one step in the qualification round. Memphis Depay made no mistake as he stepped up to test his 50-50 chance against Bachmann. The Orange army controlled the majority of the game with a few close calls from De Vrij and De Ligt.
However, the match was put to bed with a counterattack from the local boys. Depay set Malen off who raced towards goal only to unselfishly square the ball to Dumfries who cracked Bachmann in the Austrian goalpost. Netherlands land in the knockout stage, while Austria still have a chance to qualify as they face Ukraine in their next fixture.
Netherlands: Stekelenburg (6), de Vrij (7), de Ligt (8), Blind (8), de Roon (4), de Jong (7), Dumfries (5), van Aanholt (5), Wijnaldum (7), Weghorst (4), Depay (7).
Bench: Malen (7), Wijndal (6), Ake (6), de Jong (6), Gravenberch (6).
Austria: Bachmann (4), Dragovic (7), Alaba (4), Hinteregger (6), Laimer (4), Lainer (4), Ulmer (4), Schlager (6), Sabitzer (5), Baumgartner (5), Gregoritsch (5).
Bench: Kalajdzic (5), Grillitsch (5), Lazaro (6), Onisiwo (6), Lienhart (6).
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