Huge sensation yesterday at the Puskas Arena in Budapest! The Netherlands had a perfect record in the group phase of this Euro 2021, with three wins over Ukraine, Northern Macedonia and Austria, but they failed in the round of 16 on Sunday, surprised by a solid and valiant Czech team (0-2) in Hungary.
Overall dominant but not necessarily dangerous in the first half, the Batavians saw the game slip away from them within a minute after De Ligt (53rd) was sent off for a handball in the last defender position. The Czechs then took advantage of their numerical superiority to break down the Dutch defense twice.
Certainly, the Netherlands have fallen from high yesterday afternoon!
The Czechs came third in their group behind England and Croatia, but they did not steal their qualification. They will face Denmark on July 3 in Baku for a place in the last four.