The Dutch national team has become the third qualifying for the final price of the European Football Championship (Euro 2020) after Italy and Belgium, after its 2-0 victory over its guest Austria on Thursday in the second round of Group C matches.
The Netherlands, which won the title in 1988, consolidated its lead in the group with 6 points, 3 points ahead of its closest competitors, Ukraine and Austria, who were second and third, respectively, while Macedonia was at the bottom without points.
With this victory, the Netherlands, who also secured the top of the group, booked the ticket to the playoffs without waiting for the result of their last meeting in the group against North Macedonia next Monday, while the Austria and Ukraine teams seek to catch up with them in the next round when they meet in the last round on the same day.
At the “Johan Cruyff” stadium in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, Memphis Depay opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a penalty kick, while Denzel Dumfries added the second goal in the 67th minute, to score his second goal in the current edition of the tournament.
The start of the match was calm, although the Dutch team had the most possession of the ball, before the tenth minute witnessed a penalty kick by David Alaba on Denzel Dumfries of the Netherlands inside the Austrian team’s penalty area.
Memphis Depay succeeded in kicking the ball into the net, to score the first goal for the Netherlands in the 11th minute.
The 67th minute came to witness the second goal of the Netherlands through Dumfries, where Debye sent a forward pass to Donel Malin, who launched the ball and scored alone, but he preferred to pass to Dumfries completely free of censorship, who did not find it difficult to deposit the ball into the net.
The Austrian team returned to try to reduce the difference, but its offensive attempts did not live up to the required danger, with the exception of a shell from outside the area through David Alaba in the 80th minute that passed near the left post, in addition to a header from Karim Onisio in the 85th minute that Martin Turnbuckle grabbed firmly, to end the meeting with a deserved victory for the Dutch. .