Austria surprised the Netherlands and displaced France from first place in Group D of the Euro Cup

Austria surprised the Netherlands and displaced France from first place in Group D of the Euro Cup
Austria surprised the Netherlands and displaced France from first place in Group D of the Euro Cup

Marcel Sabitzer scored the goal of Austria’s victory against the Netherlands (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer)

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The definition stage continues in the group stage of the Euro Cup and this time it was the turn of the Group D which had as its main protagonist Austriawho defeated 3-2 in an exciting match against the Netherlands and he remained as leader. For his part, France tied 1-1 with Poland and finished in second position.

FRANCE 1 – POLAND 1

France and Poland They closed Group D of the Euro Cup with a tie 1-1 in Dortmund and the world runner-up team finished second in the area after Austria’s victory against the Netherlands.

In a match that marked different realities, since the world runner-up was classified for the next round and the Poles no longer had a chance to advance, the reappearance of Kylian Mbappéthe French star who played with a mask due to the fracture in his nose in the match against Austria. The former PSG striker was the one who opened the scoring in the 56th minute with a penalty that they committed against Ousmane Dembelé.

Poland was able to react ten minutes from the closing in the same way, after a conversion of Robert Lewandowski. The maximum penalty was sanctioned by referee Marco Guida, who was called by the VAR. The images confirmed a stomp of Dayot Upamecano against Karol Swiderski. The Barcelona forward missed the shot, saved by Mike Maignanbut the French goalkeeper stepped forward and with the second chance, the former Bayern Munich did not miss.

With this result, France finished second, with 5 points, thanks to Austria’s victory against the Netherlands. The Gauls will play against the second placed team in Group E (Belgium, Romania, Slovakia or Ukraine) and if they advance to quarter finals they could cross against the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo. On that same side of the key are selections from the size of Spain and Germany.

Kylian Mbappé played with a mask due to the fracture he suffered in his nose (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
Kylian Mbappé played with a mask due to the fracture he suffered in his nose (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Formations:

Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)

Stadium: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

TV:Star+

NETHERLANDS 2 – AUSTRIA 3

In it Olympic Stadium of Berlin, Austria surprised Netherlands and he beat him 3-2 on the last date of Group D of the Euro Cupachieving qualification for the round of 16 as area leadermoving France to second place and relegating the Dutch to third place.

In a great game, the cast led by the German Ralf Rangnick was dominant at times over those of Ronald Koeman and took a well-deserved victory that left them with 6 points at the top of the group to await a rival in the round of 16, which will be the second in Group F (Turkey, Czech Republic or Georgia).

Donyell Malen, with a goal against, 6 minutes into the first half, opened the account for the Austrians. However, Cody Gakpo equalized at the start of the complement for the Orange with a great counterattack definition. At 59′, Romano Schmidput Austria ahead again and the Netherlands reacted again in the 76th minute with a goal from Memphis Depay (it was reviewed by the VAR for a possible handball). But at 80′, the captain Marcel Sabitzer He gave the victory to the team that dressed in white with a powerful shot that hit goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen’s near post.

Austria’s victory was deserved, as it dominated an unknown rival in the first half, and could have even won by a greater margin in the final. The Netherlands improved in the complementary stage and complicated the rival defense with quick counterattacks. With the entry of Wout Weghorst and Xavi Simonsthe Orange He created the best situations to score, but he couldn’t.

Despite the defeat, the Dutch will be in the round of 16 as one of the six best third parties in the competition. Old continentalthough he will have to wait for his future rival until the rest of the games are finished.

Austria achieved a historic qualification in the Euro Cup with a great victory against the Netherlands (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)
Austria achieved a historic qualification in the Euro Cup with a great victory against the Netherlands (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)

Formations:

Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)

Stadium: Berlin Olympic

TV:ESPN

The positions of Group D of the Euro Cup:

 
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