The Netherlands beat Ukraine 3-2 in their opening match of the European Championship in Amsterdam. Denzel Dumfries and Georginio Wijnadlum scored for the Dutch, with Wout Weghorst and Andriy Yarmolenko for the Ukrainians. The Ukraine will now travel to Bucharest to face North Macedonia while the Netherlands face Austria.
How far can the Dutch go? For five-sixths of the game around evening time the Dutch looked significantly more than the surprisingly strong contenders many have tipped them as, assuming responsibility for the match right off the bat in the subsequent half and apparently in absolute control.
A disturbing wobble before the end was just about redressed with the late header from Dumfries, and a particularly confounding presentation in the match of the competition so far makes the Dutch a captivating possibility for its remainder. This is their first appearance at a significant last since 2014, and on the proof of around evening time, it doesn’t seem as though it will be dull while they’re near.
On the off chance that they can conquer the drawn out shortfall of Virgil van Dijk adequately, this group has the sort of vivacious and powerful assault to mess anybody up. Matthijs de Ligt is still to return into the side; if that fixes things up for the Dutch at the back, they can possibly dive deep into this competition.
MAN OF THE MATCH – DENZEL DUMFRIES (NETHERLANDS)
The Dutch right-back had a sublime evening on the front foot for the hosts, looking hazardous each time he went advances and making the initial two objectives for his side. He missed a straightforward header at objective in the main half however compensated for it by controlling in the victor from a comparative position a short ways from time.