UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights Netherlands vs Czech Republic: Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored second-half goals to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 win over 10-man Netherlands and a place in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals. Netherlands central defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off for a handball in the 55th minute when under pressure from Schick. The red card was given following a video review. Holes scored with a powerful close-range header in the 68th minute and then broke into the left of the penalty area and set up Schick for his fourth goal of the tournament in the 80th.
With the win, the Czech booked their place in the quarter-finals where they will face Denmark.
FULL TIME! Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored the goals as Czech Republic shock Netherlands 2-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals, where they will face Denmark!
80' - GOAL! Patrik Schick doubles the lead for Czech Republic against Netherlands!
Tomas Holes with an important turnover as he runs onto a loose ball as he takes the ball a little wide but keeps his head and pulls the ball back for Schick. The forward can't do no wrong as he expertly guides the ball into the bottom corner for his fourth goal of the tournament!
GOOOAAAAAL!!!!! Patrik Schick scores our second goal of the match in the 80th minute after an absolutely fantastic individual effort by Tomáš Holeš! 2:0!!#NED 🆚 #CZE #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/ygG4ML4Oie— Czech Football National Team (@ceskarepre_eng) June 27, 2021
68' - GOAL! Tomas Holes gives Czech Republic the lead against Netherlands!
Antonin Barak gets in a superb free-kick from the right-hand side which is headed back across goal by Tomas Kalas. Holes is at the right place at the right time and he powers the ball home past three orange shirts on the line!
HALF TIME! It is goalless between Netherlands and Czech Republic at the Puskas Arena in Budapest!
Plenty of chances and sea-saw action but still to trouble the scorers. Better finishing will high on the list of the manager's team talk at the break.
#EqualGame in Budapest
UEFA said rainbow flags are allowed at the Puskas Arena in Budapest for Euro 2020 match between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in the round of 16.
UEFA wrote on Twitter that it informed Hungarian soccer authorities that “rainbow-coloured symbols are not political and in line with UEFA’s #EqualGame campaign.”
Hungary has faced fierce criticism in Europe for a new law that will ban showing content about LGBT issues to children. The government says it is aimed at protecting children but critics say it links pedophilia to homosexuality. The Dutch government has been a vocal critic of the law.
Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum will wear an armband emblazoned with the text OneLove and a multicolored heart for the match. The Dutch football association launched the OneLove campaign last year to tackle racism and intolerance in soccer and to promote unity.
UEFA today informed the Hungarian Football Federation that rainbow-coloured symbols are not political and in line with UEFA’s #EqualGame campaign, which fights against all discrimination, including against the LGBTQI+ community, such flags will be allowed into the stadium.— UEFA (@UEFA) June 27, 2021
The Netherlands made just one change for their Euro 2020 last-16 tie against Czech Republic in Budapest on Sunday, with Marten De Roon returning in midfield in place of Ryan Gravenberch.
The Oranje were one of the standout teams in the tournament during the group stage, coasting into the knockout phase and scoring eight goals in the process.
Czech coach Jaroslav Silhavy made three changes from the side that lost 1-0 to England in their final group game.
Captain Vladimir Darida missed out after a training ground injury, and was replaced by Antonin Barak, with Pavel Kaderabek and Petr Sevcik also coming in.
Tomas Soucek took over the captain's armband for the clash at the Puskas Arena.
Czech Republic Starting XI - Tomas Vaclik; Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Tomas Kalas, Pavel Kaderabek; Tomas Soucek (capt), Tomas Holes; Lukas Masopust, Antonin Barak, Petr Sevcik; Patrik Schick
🗒️ TEAM NEWS: Three changes for the Czech Republic; Kadeřábek, Barák and Ševčík come in for Darida, Bořil & Jankto... #EURO2020— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 27, 2021
Netherlands Starting XI - Maarten Stekelenburg; Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind; Denzel Dumfries, Frenkie de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum (capt), Marten de Roon, Patrick van Aanholt; Memphis Depay, Donyell Malen
🗒️ TEAM NEWS: Donyell Malen starts again for the Netherlands after impressing last time out...#EURO2020— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 27, 2021
The Czechs created the better chances against their more fancied opponents in the frenzied atmosphere and booked a quarter-final meeting with Denmark in Baku on Saturday when Tomas Holes headed in at the back post in the 68th minute after Tomas Kalas had steered the ball into his path.
Holes then turned provider as he set up Schick for a second, the striker slotting the ball coolly past veteran Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to continue his dream tournament.
The Dutch challenge was dealt a blow on 55 minutes when centre back Matthijs De Ligt received a red card for a handball just outside his own box. He was initially given a yellow card, but referee Sergei Karasev changed his mind after a Video Assistant Referee check.