The Czech republic caused the biggest upset of the tournament so far beating Netherlands 2-0 in Budapest. Netherlands dominated the game in the first half but lacked the cutting edge to break open their defense. Matthias de Ligt was sent off in the 55th minute for a deliberate handball at Euro 2020.
In the second half, the Czech Republic team came to life after the sending-off and were rewarded when Tomas holes scored with a neat finish. Schick then put the nail in the dutch coffin when Jes scored his fourth goal of the tournament.
Netherlands: Stekelenburg (6), de Vrij (5), de Ligt (5), Blind (6), Dumfries (6), Frenkie de Jong (7), de Roon (5), van Aanholt (6), Wijnaldum (5), Depay (6), Malen (5).
Subs: Timber (n/a), Weghorst (5), Berghuis (n/a), Promes (5).
Czech Republic: Vaclik (7), Coufal (7), Celustka (7), Kalas (8), Kaderabek (7), Sevcik (7), Soucek (8), Masopust (7), Holes (9), Barak (7), Schick (8).
Subs: Kral (n/a), Jankto (n/a), Sadilek (n/a), Hlozekat (n/a), Krmencik (n/a).
Man of the match: Tomas Holes.
Netherlands head coach Frank de Boer: “They were difficult opponents, but I thought that we were better until the red card. We dominated the game. Denzel (Dumfries) reached the by-line a couple of times in the first half, and so did Patrick (van Aanholt). But in each case, the final ball could have been better.”
Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy: “I am really proud of my team. We have defeated a great opponent – all of my players were tactically excellent. I am glad we achieved it in front of so many of our fans.” he added after the Czech Republic beat the Netherlands. ”It has to mention the performance of Tomas Vaclik who helped us with his marvelous save in the right moment. And Tomas Holes played a fantastic game, he contributed to both of the goals. I have to praise both of these players.”