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The Netherlands wins 3-2 against Ukraine in EURO 2020

Denzel Dumfries scored the last goal for the Netherlands, just 5 minutes before the match ended and it left Ukraine very disappointed as their comeback dream seemed to be over.

The Netherlands worked hard on this match. By the 79th minute, Yaremchuk scored the second goal for Ukraine and they thought they were on a good path, however, 6 minutes after, Dumfries seals the deal for the Netherlands with a goal.

The half-time of the match was goalless, but it was the Netherlands’ captain Georginio Wijnaldum who scored the first goal of the match.

It appeared that Ukraine would have the final say in the match after Roman Yaremchuk scored, but Dumfries was able to come back and score for the Netherlands and also register his first international goal.

“He brought lots of energy to the game, was involved in creating chances and scored the winning goal.” stated Uefa’s Technical Observer Frans Hoek when talking about Dumfries.

The Netherlands had possession of the ball and they were able to move it smartly and they seemed to have it all under control, until Ukraine got back in the game. Despite not having possession of the ball, Ukraine was quick with or without the ball.

After the match, Dumfries stated: ”The reason I scored the goal is because we kept believing. I knew there would be more opportunities and you have to be ready when the moment comes.”

On the other hand, for Ukraine’s coach Andriy Shevchenko said “It was a very quick and interesting game with loads of opportunities for both teams. I would like to thank my team for the reaction they showed, especially after going 2-0 down – we could have lost the game at that point.”

So far, this was the match that had scored more goals during EURO 2020, and also the highest-scoring game that was goalless during the first half-time.

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