Netherlands vs Austria, Euro 2024: Sabitzer wins it with late strike; Major talking points from NED v AUT

Take a look at the major talking points from the match between Netherlands and Austria in Group D.

Published : Jun 25, 2024 21:11 IST , CHENNAI - 2 MINS READ

File Photo: Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer in action in Euro 2024.
File Photo: Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer in action in Euro 2024. | Photo Credit: AP

File Photo: Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer in action in Euro 2024. | Photo Credit: AP

Austria and Netherlands meet in their final Euro 2024 Group D game on Tuesday with their fates firmly in their own hands and both sides can still finish in the top two and guarantee a last-16 place.


Take a look at the major talking points from the match:

Can Austria qualify for Euro 2024 Round of 16

With a win or a draw against Netherlands, Austria will end the group stage with at least four points and will qualify If Austria loses to Netherlands, it will be stuck with three points and its chances of qualifying will be slim since despite finishing third, it’s chances of qualifying as the four third-best places teams will be unlikely.

Malen scores own-goal for Austria

Austria took an early lead as Donyell Malen kicked the ball into his own net while trying to clear an Austrian cross away.

This is the seventh own goal of the tournament.

Referee halted the play for a drinks break

Netherlands vs Austria clash the referee halted the play and called for a drinks break in the 34th minute of the game.

Gakpo equalises for the Dutch

Netherlands equalises through Cody Gakpo right after the restart. A brilliant counter attack enabled Gakpo to find space on the left-flank and he unleashed a right-footed curler to find the top right corner.

Schmid scores first ever international goal

Romano Schmid scored his first-ever goal for Austria in what is his 14th appearance for the national team. With this Austria took the lead over Netherlands.

Depay restores parity

Memphis Depay scored for the Netherlands on 76th minute to bring his team back in the contest. After VAR checks for a potential handball on the Atletico Madrid forward, the referee awarded the goal to Netherlands. Wout Weghorst left the highest to bring the ball down inside the box from a lofted cross and found Depay, who controlled the ball and then slots it home.

Sabitzer with a late strike

Marcel Sabitzer gives Austria lead with a tidy finish. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder made a brilliant run after latching on to a brilliant through ball and buried it from an acute angle.

Austria beats Netherlands and tops Group D

Sabitzer’s goal propels Austria to the top of Group D after France was held by Poland in the other match. Ralf Rangnick’s team has now reached the round of 16.

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