Frank De Boer’s ‘flying’ Dutchmen soared by the group stage, albeit with the benefit of taking part in Amsterdam, hitting a competition-high eight targets within the course of. The final time they gained all three group video games and scored 8+ group targets (Euro 2008), the Dutch had been knocked out within the very subsequent spherical after further time. Nevertheless, their prolific run of scoring 2+ targets now reaches again over ten video games, which surpasses their earlier finest ever run of 9 video games between 1934-35.
Now within the first knockout spherical for the primary time since Euro 2008 and heat favorites right here, the Netherlands will hope to get the job achieved inside 90 minutes after their final two such knockout video games since beating a now-defunct Yugoslavia 6-1 in 2000 went to further time (W1, L1). Ought to this go the gap, the ‘Oranje’ have been recognized to choke, dropping three of 4 penalty shootouts on the Euros.
Qualifying as top-of-the-line third-placed sides (W1, D1, L1), Czech Republic will face the Netherlands for the third time on the Euros because of the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Subsequently sharing a single-goal margin H2H victory apiece at these championships, Netherlands boss Frank de Boer really scored the only purpose of their group stage assembly of Euro 2000.
Winners of simply one among their final seven video games on the Euros, the Czech Republic have additionally been crushed in three of their final 4 knockout video games on this event. With their outcomes getting progressively worse on this version, a great beginning may very well be very important to their hopes. Notably, none of their three knockout video games performed instantly after a bunch stage (QF: 1996, 2004, 2012) noticed each group’s rating, every of which additionally produced a goalless first-half (W2, L1).
Gamers to look at Georginio Wijnaldum has contributed to 33 targets (25 targets, eight assists) in his 78 worldwide caps and his brace final day output him above Marco van Basten within the all-time standings. In the meantime, Patrik Schick might equal Milan Baroš’ Czech document for many targets at a single Euro finals with two extra; two of his three targets had been first-half match openers.
Sizzling stat: Previous to Euro 2020, practically half (48.94%) of 47 all-time Euro knockouts gained/misplaced in 90 minutes noticed a one-goal margin.