3 - 2
FT

Georginio Wijnaldum 52' -
Scored: 52'


Wout Weghorst 58' -
Scored: 58'


Denzel Dumfries 84' -
Scored: 84'


Scored: 74'
- Andriy Yarmolenko 74'

Scored: 78'
- Roman Yaremchuk 78'


Euro 2020 Report: Netherlands 3 - 2 Ukraine

Mon, Jun 14 2021

Denzel Dumfries of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring the winner against Ukraine Credit: Lukas Schulze - UEFA/Getty Images

The best match of the Euro 2020 competition so far was played out at the Johan Crujff ArenA in Amsterdam on Sunday with the Netherlands defeating Ukraine 3-2 after a thrilling game.

The Netherlands dominated possession from the kick off and Memphis Depay, Denzel Dumfries and Gini Wijnaldum all had chances in the opening 10 minutes but through a combination of poor shooting and excellent goalkeeping it was still scoreless after the opening exchanges.

Ukraine keeper Heorhiy Bushchan made a great save from Dumfries’s effort in the 5th minute, having earlier smothered Depay’s shot but Wijnaldum blasted over their best chance without even testing the ‘keeper a couple of minutes later.

The Dutch were attacking in waves at this stage, but Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, who plays his club football at left back, was highly effective playing as a sweeper in front of the Ukraine back four, and time and again he thwarted the Netherlands attacks through great positioning as well as great tackling.

Bushchan continued to be the star performer as the first half wore on, he continued to be rock solid in goals, making one particularly spectacular one handed save from a Wijnaldum shot in the 38th minute.

Frank De Boer’s side continued to drive forward in search of a goal before half-time but they were unable to breach the solid Ukraine defence and it was 0-0 at the break.

The dominance that the Netherlands enjoyed finally paid off in the 55th minute and it was some of the same first half star performers who eventually combined to give them the lead.

Dumfries, who was excellent through on the right wing, played a ball across the box, Bushchan, perhaps needlessly, came off his line and only succeeded in diverting the ball into the path of Wijnaldum who blasted home from the edge of the box. This was no more than he and his team mates deserved given their work rate up to that point.

A mere six minutes later they had a second, Dumfries was again the creator, he worked the ball along the end line and when it broke to centre forward Woot Weghorst he put it past Bushchan with the aid of a slight deflection off Dumfries. There was a hint of offside on the part of Dumfries but VAR confirmed otherwise and the goal stood, the Dutch were 2-0 ahead.

The Netherlands took their foot off the pedal a little after that and they almost paid a very heavy price for doing so.

Ukraine skipper Andriy Yarmolenko strode forward from the right-wing position in the 74th minute, he switched the ball onto his left foot and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top right-hand corner of the goals, certainly a contender for goal of the tournament.

The Dutch were rattled because in truth it came against the run of play but it was to get worse for de Boer’s team as four minutes later the teams were level, Ukraine’s lone striker Roman Yaremchuk powered a header into the net from a free kick outside the box.

There was a raft of substitutions made by De Boer in the closing stages and one of those, Nathan Ake, another Man City player, set up the third and winning goal for the Dutch.

Bushchan, who had been excellent throughout, made a weak clearance to his right- hand side, Ake picked up the loose ball and crossed it into the far post where Dumfries capped a great personal performance with a downward header which Bushchan was unable to prevent from crossing the line.

Netherlands certainly deserved their victory, they were on the front foot for the majority of the match and they also responded very well when they conceded the two goals in the final 15 minutes, piling forwards in numbers again to create the opening for the decisive winning goal.

Netherlands: Maarten Stekenburg, Patrick Van Aanholt (Owen Wijndal, 63), Jurrien Timber (Joel Veltman, 87), Denzel Dumfries, Daley Blind (Nathan Ake, 63), Georginio Wijnaldum, Stefan de Vrij, Marten de Roon, Frankie de Jong, Woot Weghorst (Look de Jong, 87) Memphis Depay (Donyell Malen, 89).

Subs not used:  Tim Krul (gk), Marco Bizot (gk), Teun Koopmeiners, Davy Klaassen, Ryan Gravenberch, Cody Gakpo, Steven Berghuis.

Booked: None.

Ukraine: Heorhiy Buschan, Illia Zabarnyi, Vitally Mykolenko, Mykola Matviyenko, Oleksandr Karavaev, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Olelsandr Zubkov ( Marlos Bonfin, 13- Mykola Shaparenko , 74), Andriy Yarmolenko (c), Roman Yaremchuk.

Subs not used: Anantolii Trubin (gk), Andriy Pyatov (gk), Olesandr Tymchyk, Taras Stepanenko, Eduard Sobol, Denys Popov, Yahven Makarenko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Artem Dovbyk, Artem Besedin.

Booked: Serhiy Sydorchuk (90)

Referee: F Brych (Germany)

extratime.com Player of the Match: Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands)


Netherlands
WJune 13, 2021
N'lands 3 - 2 Ukraine
WJune 17, 2021
N'lands 2 - 0 Austria
WJune 21, 2021
N Mace 0 - 3 N'lands
LJune 27, 2021
N'lands 0 - 2 Czech Rep
WSept. 4, 2021
N'lands 4 - 0 Montenegro
Maarten Stekelenburg 1
Goalkeeper
Patrick van Aanholt 12
63'
63Subbed Off: Owen Wijndal 63'
Defender
Jurrien Timber 25
87'
87Subbed Off: Joel Veltman 87'
Defender
Denzel Dumfries 22
Scored: 84'
Defender
Daley Blind 17
Defender
Georginio Wijnaldum 8
Scored: 52'
Midfielder
Stefan de Vrij 6
Midfielder
Marten de Roon 15
89'
89Subbed On: Marten de Roon 89'
Midfielder
Frenkie de Jong 21
Midfielder
Wout Weghorst 19
Scored: 58'
87'
87Subbed Off: Joel Veltman 87'
Forward
Memphis 10
89'
89Subbed Off: Marten de Roon 89'
Forward

Substitutes
Owen Wijndal 5
63'
63Subbed On: Patrick van Aanholt 63'
Defender
Joel Veltman 2
87'
87Subbed On: Wout Weghorst 87'
87'
87Subbed On: Jurrien Timber 87'
Defender
Donyell Malen 18
Forward
Tim Krul 13
Goalkeeper
Teun Koopmeiners 24
Midfield
Davy Klaassen 14
Midfield
Ryan Gravenberch 16
Midfield
Cody Gakpo 26
Midfield
Luuk de Jong 9
63'
63Subbed Off: Nathan Aké 63'
Forward
Marco Bizot 23
Goalkeeper
Steven Berghuis 7
Forward
Nathan Aké 4
63'
63Subbed On: Luuk de Jong 63'
Defender
Ukraine
LJune 21, 2021
Ukraine 0 - 1 Austria
WJune 29, 2021
Sweden 1 - 2 Ukraine
LJuly 3, 2021
Ukraine 0 - 4 England
DSept. 1, 2021
Kazakhstan 2 - 2 Ukraine
DSept. 4, 2021
Ukraine 1 - 1 France
1 Heorhiy Bushchan
Goalkeeper
13 Illia Zabarnyi
Defender
16 Vitaliy Mykolenko
Defender
22 Mykola Matviyenko
Defender
21 Oleksandr Karavaev
Defender
17 Oleksandr Zinchenko
Midfielder
5 Serhiy Sydorchuk
Midfielder
Booked: 90'
8 Ruslan Malinovskyi
Midfielder
20 Oleksandr Zubkov
Forward 13'
13Subbed Off: Marlos 13'
7 Andriy Yarmolenko ©
Forward
Scored: 74'
9 Roman Yaremchuk
Forward
Scored: 78'

Substitutes
24 Oleksandr Tymchyk
Defender
23 Anatolii Trubin
Goalkeeper
6 Taras Stepanenko
Midfield
2 Eduard Sobol
Defender
10 Mykola Shaparenko
Forward 65'
65Subbed On: Marlos 65'
12 Andriy Pyatov
Goalkeeper
25 Denys Popov
Defender
14 Yehven Makarenko
Defender
4 Serhiy Kryvtsov
Defender
26 Artem Dovbyk
Forward
11 Marlos
Midfield 13'
13Subbed On: Oleksandr Zubkov 13'
65'
65Subbed Off: Mykola Shaparenko 65'
19 Artem Besedin
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: Euro 2020 Group C

Date: 8 p.m. June 13, 2021

Venue: Johan Crujff Arena

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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