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Netherlands reach Euro 2020 knockout round after defeating Austria 2-0

Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries propel the Dutch past Austria and into the knockout round.

EURO 2020 group C”The Netherlands v Austria”
Memphis Depay of Holland during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group C match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Johan Cruijff ArenA on June 17, 2021 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Netherlands is heading to the knockout round at Euro 2020 after a 2-0 victory over Austria to go to the top of Group C. After getting bounced in the group stage in 2012 and not making the competition in 2016, the Dutch will be a factor in the elimination round of the competition.

Memphis Depay got things going for Netherlands by calmly slotting a penalty home. Depay was expected to be one of the team’s top performers and will be key factor in the knockout round. Denzel Dumfries got on the board after cleaning up a breakaway opportunity in the 67th minute. Dumfries has two goals in the competition so far, tying him for the lead with Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku. He was not among the favorites to win the honor, so bettors could potentially get great value on him.

Austria will have the chance to qualify for the knockout round when it faces Ukraine in the final group game. Ukraine will also look to grab a win for qualification. A draw would send Ukraine through due to goals scored as a tiebreaker and Austria would have a good chance among the third-place teams from the group stage.