EURO 2020: Netherlands defeat Austria to advance to last-16

  • Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries were both on target as the Dutch saw off Austria on Thursday

Netherlands beat Austria 2-0 to seal their place in the last 16 at Euro 2020.

Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries scored in each half as the Oranje cruised past Austria.

The hosts took an early lead from a penalty, given after the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee who spotted that Austria captain David Alaba had caught Dumfries in the box, with Depay converting from the spot.

And it was Dumfries who doubled the Dutch lead midway through the second half with a simple close-range finish after the visitors’ offside trap malfunctioned badly, the PSV Eindhoven right-back’s second goal of the tournament.

As a result, Frank de Boer’s side have joined both Italy and Belgium in the knockout phase having won Group C with a match to spare, while Austria can join them with a win against Ukraine in their final game on Monday.