Austria beat Ukraine to join perfect Netherlands in knockout stages of Euro 2020

Austria won the showdown with Ukraine for a spot in the knockout stages of Euro 2020, while Netherlands maintained their perfect record.

Austria have joined the Netherlands in qualifying for the knockout stages of Euro 2020 after a 1-0 win over Ukraine in Budapest.

The Netherlands had already secured qualification, leaving Austria and Ukraine to fight it out for the remaining qualification spot in Group C.

Christoph Baumgartner was Austria's matchwinner, poking home from a corner in the first half and, despite best Ukrainian efforts, that was enough to secure the points.

The result leaves Ukraine on three points and facing a nervous wait to find out of they have done enough to get into the knockout stage as a best runner-up.

Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum were once again the star men for the Netherlands as they maintained their perfect record with a 3-0 win over North Macedonia in Amsterdam.

Depay broke the deadlock midway through the first half with Wijnaldum adding some gloss in the second half.

You can read the full match reports on our sister site Football365 here and here.

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What next for Netherlands and Austria?

The Netherlands reward is a match in Budapest against a best runner-up in the next round.

They don't know who that will be yet, but it will come from Group D, E, or F.

That opens up the possibility that they may face one of France, Germany, or Portugal, or even England if things go badly wrong in their final group match.

Austria's path is considerably clearer. They will now play Group A winners Italy in Amsterdam on Saturday.