Ten-man Netherlands bounced out of Euro 2020 by surging Czechs

Netherlands had a night to forget as their Euro 2020 campaign came to a frustrating end at the hands of Czech Republic.

The Netherlands have been eliminated from Euro 2020 after they were beaten 2-0 by the Czech Republic in Budapest.

After a tight and edgy first half, the match was turned on its head shortly after the break.

First Donyell Malen wasted a glorious chance to put the Netherlands ahead when he opted to round the goalkeeper when through on goal. However Czech stopper Tomas Vaclik was able to prevent him from getting a shot away.

A minute later the Netherlands paid the price for that miss, when key defender Matthijs de Ligt was given a straight red card.

The Juventus centre back slipped when dealing with a long ball and appeared to deliberately scoop the ball away from the attacker with his hand.

After initially receiving a yellow card on the pitch, VAR intervened and he was given his marching orders instead.

From that point, it felt more like when the Czechs would make the advantage count, and they did in the 67th minute when Holes headed home following a simple set-piece routine.

They wrapped it up in the final 15 minutes when their top scorer and main man Patrik Schick slotted home a second.

Read the full match report on our sister site Football365 here.

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What's next for Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic will come up against everyone's second favourite team in Euro 2020 in the quarter-finals.

Jaroslav Šilhavý will take his troops to Baku to face Denmark on July 3 at 17:00 BST.

The winner of that one will then face one of either England, Germany, Sweden, or Ukraine in the semi-finals.