Saturday 10/16/21
Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic

Czech Republic into Euro 2020 quarters with 2-0 win over Netherlands

The Czechs will face Denmark next Saturday in Baku
27 June 2021, Hungary, Budapest: Czech Republic's Patrik Schick scores his side's second goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Netherlands and Czech Republic at the Puskas Arena. Photo: -/PA Wire/dpa
Czech Republic's Patrik Schick scores his side's second goal at the Puskas Arena. Photo: PA Wire/dpa.

A brave Czech Republic beat a 10-man Netherlands 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 on Sunday in Budapest.

27 June 2021, Hungary, Budapest: Czech Republic's Pavel Kaderabek (L) and Netherlands' Denzel Dumfries battle for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Netherlands and Czech Republic at the Puskas Arena. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa.Czech Republic's Pavel Kaderabek (L) and Netherlands' Denzel Dumfries battle for the ball. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa.

The Czechs will face Denmark next Saturday in Baku.

This is so far the best campaign for the Czechs at the tournament since 2012, when they also reached the quarter-finals.

Tomas Holes broke the deadlock after a free-kick was headed back across goal by Tomas Kalas and top scorer Patrik Schick added a second, scoring his fourth goal in the tournament.

The Dutch side had Matthijs de Ligt dismissed for a handball after video review before the opening goal.

27 June 2021, Hungary, Budapest: Czech Republic's Patrik Schick (L) heads the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Netherlands and Czech Republic at the Puskas Arena. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa .Czech Republic's Patrik Schick (L) heads the ball. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa.

The Netherlands are out in the first match of the knock-out stages after not qualifying for the Euros in 2016 and also missing the 2018 World Cup.

27 June 2021, Hungary, Budapest: Netherlands' Memphis Depay (L) and Czech Republic's Tomas Holes battle for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Netherlands and Czech Republic at the Puskas Arena. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa.Netherlands' Memphis Depay (L) and Czech Republic's Tomas Holes. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa.

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