Netherlands vs Austria Euro LIVE Football Score 17 June 2021

Netherlands vs Austria Euro LIVE Football Score 17 June 2021


Start date: 18 Jun 2021 00:00
Location: Amsterdam Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena
Referee: Orel Grinfeld, Israel
Avg. cards: 0.33 4.67


Netherlands take on Austria in Group C of Euro 2020 on Thursday. Both nations can play without too much pressure having made winning starts to their respective campaigns on Sunday

Netherlands, who have home advantage on their side at the Johan Cruijff ArenA for all three of their group stage matches, secured a highly entertaining 3-2 victory over Ukraine on Sunday night. Oranje were the better of the two teams in a goalless first half, with Denzel Dumfries guilty of missing Frank de Boer’s side’s best chance after a superb pass by the lively Georginio Wijnaldum.

Wijnaldum, who recently completed his free transfer from Liverpool to Paris Saint-Germain, is granted greater freedom for his country than he was for his previous club in recent years, and he duly delivered the opening goal after Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan spilled the ball to the midfielder on the edge of the area.

Wout Weghorst doubled his international tally and the Netherlands’ lead in the match six minutes later, but Andriy Yarmolenko was allowed far too much time and space to bend a superb left-footed strike into the top corner from distance, before Roman Yaremchuk completed a dramatic turnaround with a close-range header.

However, Dumfries made amends for his earlier miss by leaping highest at the back post to head into the ground and beyond Bushchan, who may have felt he should have kept it out having got a hand onto the ball.

Netherlands will need to ensure they defend better against a dangerous Austria side on Thursday, but offensively there is clearly plenty of promise about this side, particularly with Memphis Depay yet to hit top form. Austria enjoyed a fairly dramatic win of their own after sinking North Macedonia 3-1 to record their first ever victory at a European Championship.

Borussia Monchengladbach full-back Stefan Lainer volleyed the Austrians into the lead after a superb sweeping pass by RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer, with Das Team making the most of their side’s dominant German Bundesliga make-up.

However, 37-year-old Goran Pandev spoiled the party 10 minutes later by pouncing on a catalogue of Austrian errors – with none of Martin Hinteregger, Marcel Sabitzer, Daniel Bachmann or David Alaba covering themselves in glory when attempting to clear the danger – to pass the ball into an empty net for a simple equaliser.

Franco Foda introduced strikers Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic moments before the hour mark, with the pair having dream impacts by both getting themselves on the scoresheet. Gregoritsch met Alaba’s superb cross from the left flank to tap home at the near post, before Konrad Laimer’s clever flick allowed Arnautovic to race in behind and seal a crucial three points for his side.




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