Welcome to the highlights of the EURO 2020 Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Czech Republic from the Puskas Arena in Budapest.

THE NETHERLANDS IS OUT OF THE EUROS! However, anyone who saw that game would say that the Czech Republic deserved to progress into the quarterfinal.

From the start, it looked the better side and in the second half, it looked increasingly likely that Czech would go ahead. The Dutch was dealt a severe blow when de Ligt was sent off for a deliberate handball.

Soon enough, the Czech went ahead courtesy Holes and when Schick made it 2-0 a while later, it was all over for the Dutch.

The result means that the Czech Republic will travel to Baku to face Denmark in the quarterfinal. Join us for that later in the week. Until then, it is goodbye and stay safe!

The referee blows the final whistle and CZECH REPUBLIC IS THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINAL!


90+2 CHANGES FOR CZECH REPUBLIC: Schick  and Barak are off, Kramencik and Sadilek come on.

A whopping six minutes of added time.

88' Depay puts in the free kick, but it results in a counter attack for the Czech. Barak has the ball, but the Dutch defence is there to prevent from its side from going 3-0 down.

83' De Jong is booked for a challenge. Sevcik comes off, Hlozek comes on. Kral on for Holes


80' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL! Schick puts Czech Republic 2-0 ahead. A fine ball in from Vacilik lands in the feet of Holes who puts a pass in to Schick, who finds the back of the net.

77' Barak puts in a ball to Masopust, who curls in shot with his right foot, aiming at the top corner, but the ball goes into the goalkeeper's hands.

76' Nearly a chance for the Dutch via Dumfries, but could not quite could be.

CHANGE for Netherlands: Weghorst on for de Roon.

Time for a drinks break. The Czech with a deserved lead, with 18 minutes left.

68' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Holes puts Czech in front.  The freekick delivery comes in, Kalas heads it to Holes, who heads the ball into the back of the net.

66' Barak puts in a ball in from the right, which lands straight in the hands of Stakenlenberg.

65' The Czechs are increasingly looking like going in front, but the Dutch defence is doing just enough.


59' Barak puts in the delivery, Schick rises but the ball goes over.

56' CHANGE for Netherlands: Promes comes on for Malen.

55' Coufal takes the free kick, the ball smashes the wall, the Dutch starts a counter-attack, Dumfries is brought down by Coufal and he is booked for it.


de Ligt is booked for a handball and Czech get the freekick. There is a VAR check for a potential red card for the centre-back for deliberate handball.  DRAMA AT THE PUSKAS ARENA!

51' WHAT A CHANCE FOR THE DUTCH! Daniel Malen goes solo, all the way from a Depay pass on his own but Vacilik saves it.

50' Both teams continuing to exchange possession in the opening few minutes of this half.

46' Dumfries is booked for an aerial challenge on Kadarabek. Czech get the free kick, but nothing comes out of it.

WELCOME BACK! The Dutch will start proceedings in this second half.

That was intriguing half of football that can be divided between before and after the drinks break. The Dutch began on the front foot and De Ligt came closest to putting the Dutch ahead but post the break, it was the Czech who eased their way into the match and Barak came the closest to putting his side ahead, but his left foot shot went over the bar.

It ended 0-0 at half-time and will be interesting to see which comes out on front foot early in the second half. Join us for that soon.

The referee blows the whistle and it is goalless at half-time in Budapest.

45+1' The Dutch comes close again to taking the lead courtesy Wijnaldum, but the ball is wide.


42' Once again the Dutch try to create something, but the linesman raises the flag.

37' WHAT A CHANCE FOR THE CZECH! Barak gets the ball in a wonderful sequence of play from the Czech and he puts in a left foot shot that goes over the bar.

33' The Czech look to create something from the right, the ball comes in but De Ligt clears it away.

30' Once again the Dutch having a good passage of play as Malen takes a shot from a Dumfries pass , but it is blocked away.

27' Schick takes a shot with his left foot, the ball takes a deflection and it is stopped by Vaclik.

Time for a drinks break. The Dutch will be the happier side, having created better chances in the first 23 minutes.

21' First major chance for the Czech as Sevcik puts in a fine ball in from the right side and a header from Soucek is not too far away from going in.

20' The Dutch get a free kick after an ugly challenge by Celcuska on Malen. Depay takes it but nothing concrete comes out of it.

18' The Dutch has played the better football in the opening 20 minutes as Depay puts in a ball to Malen, who puts in the pass, but the Czech defenders find themselves in the right place at the right time again.

15' The Czechs look to create something on the counter-attack, making use of the space on offer, but are unable to go through with it fully.

12' Dumfries gets a lovely ball in down the line, he sprints his way up the pitch, controls the ball, but Czechs once again are there to defend.

10' Once again, the Dutch looking dangerous as Memphis makes a sprint down the right hand side, puts the ball in but the Czechs are there to put the ball out of play. Nothing substantial comes from the resulting corner.

7' Both sides looking to ease their way into this fixture. Dutch gets a corner. Its a short corner. The cross comes in, De Ligt rises and gets an head to it, but the ball is wide. First big chance of this game.

3' No early chances yet for either teams as they continue to exchange possession.

1' Early possession for Dutch as Malen puts in a cross from the left, but it is just wide.

HERE WE GO! The Czech kick things off in this third Round of 16 clash.

The national anthems are complete and it is almost time for kick off.

Both teams are walking out to the middle for the national anthems.


9:11pm: Fans add colour to any event and the Euros are no different.



8:55pm: Youth is associated with creativity and adventure. This aspect has come to enrich football over the years.  Euro 2020  is no exception as a lot of nations will be banking on the young talent more than ever.

Here is a look at some names that would be competing for the honour in the upcoming edition of Euro 2020: Euro 2020: Europe’s young brigade

8:47pm: The winner of this match will play Denmark in the quarterfinal. Here is a look at what transpired when it played Wales on Saturday.

Read: Dolberg brace powers Denmark past Wales into quarters

8:36pm: The Czech Repubic team was dealt a blow ahead of its Round of 16 match against Netherlands, when it was forced to miss training because of an An evacuation slide.

Read more about that here: Czechs miss training in Budapest over bizarre plane defect

8:21pm: Here are the teams

Netherlands: Maarten Stekelenburg; Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind, Patrick van Aanholt; Georginio Wijnaldum (captain), Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong; Memphis Depay, Donyell Malen

Czech Republic: Tomas Vaclik; Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Tomas Kalas, Pavel Kaderabek; Tomas Holes, Tomas Soucek (captain), Antonin Barak; Lukas Masopust, Petr Sevcik, Patrik Schick

8:20pm: Netherlands veteran Daley Blind has warned his teammates about having too confident an approach against the Czech Republic in the last 16 of Euro 2020 in Budapest on Sunday.

Read more about his views ahead of this game: Netherlands’ Daley Blind warns against taking Czechs lightly

8:10pm: The Netherlands has turned its sceptical supporters into true believers after three straight wins at Euro 2020 but it comes up against an old nemesis in the Czech Republic in the last 16 on Sunday.

Attitudes towards the Dutch team have swung from one extreme to the other as coach Frank de Boer had to weather a storm of criticism over his tactics and results, but his side are now fancied for Euro 2020 success — at home at least.

Yet the Netherlands will be wary of what lies ahead at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Sunday, especially if it under-estimates its opponent.

Read more in the preview here: High flying Netherlands meets old nemesis Czech Republic


The Czech Republicans lead the head to head 11-6 over the Netherlands.


Squads: Netherlands:Goalkeepers : Marco Bizot, Tim Krul, Maarten Stekelenburg

Defenders : Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries, Patrick van Aanholt, Joel Veltman, Owen Wijndal

Midfielders : Frenkie de Jong, Marten de Roon, Ryan Gravenberch, Davy Klaassen, Teun Koopmeiners, Quincy Promes, Jurriën Timber, Georginio Wijnaldum

Forwards : Steven Berghuis, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo, Donyell Malen, Wout Weghorst

Czech Republic: Goalkeepers : Ales Mandous, Jiri Pavlenka Tomas Vaclik

Defenders : Jan Boril, Jakub Brabec, Ondrej Celustka, Vladimir Coufal, Pavel Kaderabek, Tomas Kalas, Tomas Holes, Ales Mateju, David Zima

Midfielders : Antonin Barak Vladimir Darida, Jakub Jankto, Alex Kral, Lukas Masopust, Jakub Pesek, Michal Sadilek, Petr Sevcik, Tomas Soucek

Forwards : Adam Hlozek, Michael Krmencik, Tomas Pekhart, Patrik Schick, Matej Vydra