European Championship - Round of 16
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Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic: Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick goals shock Dutch

By Emma SandersBBC Sport

The Czech Republic pulled off the shock of the European Championship so far by defeating the Netherlands and booking their place in the last eight after defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off.

Tomas Holes nodded in the opener 13 minutes after De Ligt saw red for handball following a VAR review, denying Patrik Schick a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Holes then turned provider for Schick as the Czechs doubled their lead on 80 minutes.

The Netherlands, down to 10 men for over half an hour, had a huge chance earlier on as Donyell Malen raced through one-on-one with goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.

But the Czech Republic, ranked 40th in the world, 24 places behind the Dutch, went on to silence those in orange at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, setting up a quarter-final with Denmark on Saturday, 3 July.

Red card proves costly for vulnerable Dutch

The Netherlands have shown attacking intent throughout the tournament and that did not change in Budapest as wing-backs Denzel Dumfries and Patrick van Aanholt caused problems early on.

Dumfries was their main threat, getting in behind at one point on the left and flicking it over the keeper but unable to beat the last defender.

Memphis Depay was heavily involved too, while Malen got into some dangerous positions.

But while the Netherlands caused problems out wide, so did the Czech Republic, as Vladimir Coufal exploited space in behind left by the roaming Van Aanholt.

Both teams looked susceptible in defence but when De Ligt tripped and pulled the ball back with his hand in the second half, it left referee Sergey Karasev with no choice but to overturn his original decision to show just a yellow card.

And then the Netherlands were on the back foot.

Dumfries made a goal-saving block to deny Pavel Kaderabek but Holes punished the Dutch minutes later, finishing off a knock-back from Tomas Kalas on a corner.

Schick's fourth goal of the tournament finished it off after the Netherlands had pushed for an equaliser - only Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has more goals than the Czech forward so far.

They travel to Azerbaijan to take on Denmark next, who they beat 3-0 in the quarter-finals of Euro 2004.

Player of the match

SoucekTomas Soucek

with an average of 7.84

Netherlands

  1. Squad number22Player nameDumfries
    Average rating

    6.11

  2. Squad number8Player nameWijnaldum
    Average rating

    6.07

  3. Squad number21Player namede Jong
    Average rating

    5.73

  4. Squad number10Player nameDepay
    Average rating

    5.64

  5. Squad number6Player namede Vrij
    Average rating

    5.34

  6. Squad number12Player namevan Aanholt
    Average rating

    5.27

  7. Squad number18Player nameMalen
    Average rating

    5.26

  8. Squad number1Player nameStekelenburg
    Average rating

    5.23

  9. Squad number17Player nameBlind
    Average rating

    5.20

  10. Squad number15Player namede Roon
    Average rating

    5.13

  11. Squad number3Player namede Ligt
    Average rating

    4.55

  12. Squad number11Player namePromes
    Average rating

    4.13

  13. Squad number25Player nameTimber
    Average rating

    3.98

  14. Squad number19Player nameWeghorst
    Average rating

    3.97

  15. Squad number7Player nameBerghuis
    Average rating

    3.82

Czech Republic

  1. Squad number15Player nameSoucek
    Average rating

    7.84

  2. Squad number10Player nameSchick
    Average rating

    7.69

  3. Squad number9Player nameHoles
    Average rating

    7.64

  4. Squad number5Player nameCoufal
    Average rating

    7.56

  5. Squad number6Player nameKalas
    Average rating

    7.32

  6. Squad number1Player nameVaclik
    Average rating

    7.02

  7. Squad number12Player nameMasopust
    Average rating

    6.99

  8. Squad number7Player nameBarak
    Average rating

    6.98

  9. Squad number2Player nameKaderábek
    Average rating

    6.92

  10. Squad number3Player nameCelustka
    Average rating

    6.91

  11. Squad number13Player nameSevcik
    Average rating

    6.89

  12. Squad number11Player nameKrmencik
    Average rating

    6.71

  13. Squad number14Player nameJankto
    Average rating

    6.70

  14. Squad number21Player nameKral
    Average rating

    6.69

  15. Squad number19Player nameHlozek
    Average rating

    6.62

  16. Squad number26Player nameSadilek
    Average rating

    6.48

Line-ups

Netherlands

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Stekelenburg
  • 6de Vrij
  • 3de LigtBooked at 55mins
  • 17BlindSubstituted forTimberat 81'minutes
  • 22DumfriesBooked at 46mins
  • 15de RoonSubstituted forWeghorstat 73'minutes
  • 21de JongBooked at 84mins
  • 12van AanholtSubstituted forBerghuisat 81'minutes
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 10Depay
  • 18MalenSubstituted forPromesat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Veltman
  • 4Aké
  • 5Wijndal
  • 7Berghuis
  • 11Promes
  • 13Krul
  • 14Klaassen
  • 16Gravenberch
  • 19Weghorst
  • 23Bizot
  • 25Timber
  • 26Gakpo

Czech Rep

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Vaclik
  • 5CoufalBooked at 56mins
  • 3Celustka
  • 6Kalas
  • 2Kaderábek
  • 9HolesSubstituted forKralat 85'minutes
  • 12MasopustSubstituted forJanktoat 79'minutes
  • 15Soucek
  • 7BarakSubstituted forSadilekat 90+2'minutes
  • 13SevcikSubstituted forHlozekat 85'minutes
  • 10SchickSubstituted forKrmencikat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brabec
  • 11Krmencik
  • 14Jankto
  • 16Mandous
  • 19Hlozek
  • 20Vydra
  • 21Kral
  • 22Mateju
  • 23Koubek
  • 24Pekhart
  • 25Pesek
  • 26Sadilek
Referee:
Sergey Karasev
Attendance:
52,834

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamCzech Rep
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Netherlands 0, Czech Republic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Netherlands 0, Czech Republic 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Czech Republic. Alex Kral tries a through ball, but Michael Krmencik is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Quincy Promes (Netherlands).

  5. Post update

    Vladimir Coufal (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Michal Sadilek replaces Antonin Barak.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Michael Krmencik replaces Patrik Schick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Georginio Wijnaldum.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Quincy Promes (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Berghuis.

  10. Post update

    Wout Weghorst (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tomas Kalas (Czech Republic).

  12. Post update

    Jurriën Timber (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jakub Jankto (Czech Republic).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Adam Hlozek replaces Petr Sevcik.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Alex Kral replaces Tomás Holes.

  16. Booking

    Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Netherlands. Wout Weghorst tries a through ball, but Denzel Dumfries is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Jurriën Timber replaces Daley Blind.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Steven Berghuis replaces Patrick van Aanholt.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Netherlands 0, Czech Republic 2. Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tomás Holes.

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