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Euro 2020: Holland's shocking exit by the Czech Republic

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Euro 2020: Holland's shocking exit by the Czech Republic

The Dutch were the favorites for the match, but they were suffocated by the Czech Republic (0-2). Memphis Depay and his teammates are thus eliminated from the Euro 2020 after a very convincing group stage.

The first surprise of the Euro 2020 round of 16 is here. Memphis Depay's Netherlands has been eliminated. The Dutch team had already won three matches in their group, but the Czech Republic had to give up everything they had against them on Sunday at the Puskas-Arena in Budapest (2-0). The Czechs' pressure and fighting spirit constantly hindered Franck de Boer's team. The dismissal of central defender Matthijs De Ligt in the 55th minute was the final straw for the Netherlands. A huge set back in the defense line which subsequently came under enormous Czech pressure.

The Czech Republic kept their foot on the gas and it paid off. Holes opened the scoring ten minutes later (68th). And then, the inevitable Patrick Schick (80th) scored the goal for 2-0. He scored his fourth goal in four games since the beginning of the competition. Only Cristiano Ronaldo with his 5 goals is better. This is also the 12th defeat for Holland against the Czechs in 21 matches. In the quarter-finals, the Czech Republic will face Denmark on Saturday 3 July in the quarter finals.

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