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Netherlands ‘won’t reach Euro 2020 final’ despite opening two and last 16 as Depay and Dumfries star in Austria’s victory


The Netherlands have become the third team to reserve their place for the round of 16 at Euro 2020, but Stuart Pearce doesn’t think they are capable of winning the tournament.

The Dutch joined Italy and Belgium in the round of 16 as they won their second consecutive group stage game.

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Dumfries has now scored two goals at Euro 2020[/caption]

Austria fell victim to this occasion with goals from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries in the 2-0 victory.

Depay gave the Netherlands the lead from the penalty spot after just 11 minutes of play.

David Alaba had fouled Dumfries in the box, the former Manchester United man converting at 12 meters.

Netherlands ‘won’t reach Euro 2020 final’ despite opening two and last 16 as Depay and Dumfries star in Austria’s victory
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Depay gave the Dutch the lead early in the first half[/caption]

Dumfries continued to impress in the tournament and doubled his advantage in the 67th minute with the easiest of tap-ins.

Austria never really threatened the Netherlands goal, however, clearly missing Marko Arnautovic, who was suspended for the game.

The Dutch had a lot of shots, but were far from clinical in front of goal.

Netherlands ‘won’t reach Euro 2020 final’ despite opening two and last 16 as Depay and Dumfries star in Austria’s victory
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Austria lacked quality against the Netherlands[/caption]

The 2-0 win follows their 3-2 win over Ukraine last week to seal their place in the last 16, their last game will be against North Macedonia without a win.

But talkSPORT expert Stuart Pearce doesn’t think the Netherlands have what it takes to see Euro 2020 through to the end.

Netherlands ‘won’t reach Euro 2020 final’ despite opening two and last 16 as Depay and Dumfries star in Austria’s victory
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Pearce doesn’t believe Ronald Koeman’s side will advance to Euro 2020 final[/caption]

He told talkSPORT: “Where do I see the Dutch ending up? They played a lot better than in the first game. I see a reasonable team up front and I see a team that is doing well.

“I think it’s a quarter-final team, or a semi-final team with a good draw, but not beyond that.”

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