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Euro 2020: Netherlands full clear sweep in Group C; Austria into last-16

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Euro 2020: Netherlands complete clean sweep in Group C; Austria into last-16

Georginio Wijnaldum scored a second-half double because the Netherlands defeated North Macedonia 3-0 to maintain their good report on their method to the European Championship knockout phases on Monday.
The Netherlands had already sealed prime spot in Group C after beating Ukraine and Austria, and they’ll play their last-16 sport in Budapest on Sunday towards top-of-the-line third-placed finishers from Groups D, E or F.

🇳🇱 Selected scorers for the Netherlands:
⚽️2⃣5⃣ Georginio Wijnaldum⚽️2⃣4⃣ Marco van Basten⚽️2⃣4⃣ Dirk Kuyt#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/upU8W8ciuh
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 21, 2021
North Macedonia, which is out of competition for the final 16 after back-to-back defeats, made a much-improved begin as Ivan Trickovski’s early strike was dominated out for offside earlier than Aleksandar Trajkovski smacked the publish from 20 yards.
But Igor Angelovski’s facet had been quickly caught out by a shocking Dutch counterattack when PSV Eindhoven ahead Donyell Malen charged upfield to arrange Memphis Depay, who slotted it house for his second aim of the event.
Wijnaldum doubled the Dutch benefit with a faucet in from shut vary and added a 3rd simply earlier than the hour mark to place the outcome past doubt in entrance of a partisan crowd on the Johan Cruyff Arena.
North Macedonia’s Goran Pandev obtained a guard of honour from his crew mates when he was substituted off about 10 minutes later, in what he has mentioned could be his remaining look for his nation.

🇲🇰 Goran Pandev bows out after 122 worldwide appearances 👏👏👏#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/ZCIRDembOy
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 21, 2021
Austria advance to final 16 with win over Ukraine
Austria superior to the European Championship knockout phases for the primary time after it beat Ukraine 1-0 in its remaining Group C match on Monday to complete second and arrange a final 16 conflict with Italy.
The Netherlands, which was confirmed as group winners after beating each Ukraine and Austria, defeated backside facet North Macedonia 3-0 within the different fixture to complete with 9 factors whereas Austria has six from two wins.
Christoph Baumgartner, who appeared shaken after a conflict of heads with Illia Zabarnyi minutes earlier, scored within the twenty first minute from a nook when he beat the Ukrainian defender to prod house from a teasing David Alaba supply.

🇦🇹 Christoph Baumgartner places Austria forward!#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/CSuX09Tjcw
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 21, 2021
The groggy Austrian midfielder was withdrawn 10 minutes later and his substitute Alessandro Schopf practically arrange a second when he discovered Marko Arnautovic on a counter-attack however the ahead’s side-footed try was properly off track.
Ukraine, which was sloppy in possession and infrequently threatened within the remaining third, has three factors and should wait to see if it advances as one of many 4 greatest third-placed groups.