October 26, 2021


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Czechs stun 10-man Dutch 2-0 to reach quarterfinal

Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored second-half goals to take the Czech Republic into the Euro 2020 quarterfinals as they took advantage of a red card for the Netherlands to upset their more fancied opponents and win 2-0 in Budapest on Sunday.

Holes powered home a 68th-minute opener after being set up by Tomas Kalas, as the Dutch watched on hopelessly in their own penalty area.

Schick made sure of the Czechs’ surprise success with a close-range finish 10 minutes from fulltime, his fourth goal of the tournament, in front of a capacity crowd that provided a deafening wall of noise for most of an absorbing last-16 contest.