Is the Netherlands back?
We will wait a little longer before igniting for this Dutch team, but the fact remains that the Dutch do more than the job in this Euro, the first international competition they have played since a 2014 World Cup finished in third place. .
Winners of Austria Thursday night (2-0), Frank De Boer's men have already secured their place for the round of 16.
Waiting for better?
What you must remember
This time, they did not play with the emotions of their Amsterdam audience. Winners on the Ukrainians' line 3-2 on Sunday after leading 2-0, the Dutch did not experience the same air gap Thursday night against Austria. Quickly in the lead thanks to a penalty converted by Memphis Depay (1-0, 11th), the Oranjes kept up the pressure in a first period that they dominated and where the future ex-OL striker should have put them at the shelter earlier with two great chances (24th and especially 40th).
But Austria, more courageous than really dangerous, has never really cracked.
Failing to be threatening, she put the intensity it needed to encourage the Netherlands not to release their guard, even near the second goal from Dumfries (2-0, 67th).
If the strike of its captain, David Alaba did not go far from being one of the most beautiful goals of the competition (81st), "Das Team" did not have the level to change the course of this match, with a single small shot on target throughout the game.
Its future in the Euro will be played especially against Ukraine, another three-point team in the group, which it will face on Monday (6 p.m.).
The player: Denzel Dumfries
He had already offered the winning goal in the last moments against Ukraine (3-2).
It was obviously not enough for Denzel Dumfries.
In great form, the 25-year-old right-back first caused the penalty which brings the opening goal of Depay by pushing David Alaba to the fault.
In the second half, it was he who scored the goal of the break at the end of a good effort where his legs brought him in front of Bachmann's goal.
We expect to see the defender of PSV Eindhoven face more intense opposition, but what he has shown is already attractive.
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The number: 3
The Dutch continue their streak. Qualified for the knockout stages, the Batavians are the third selection whose future in the competition will not be decided on the third and final day of the group stage. The Oranjes join at this stage of the competition the Belgians, qualified thanks to their success in Denmark (2-1) in the afternoon and Italy, wide winner of Switzerland (3-0) on Wednesday evening. Three teams to have so far achieved a faultless in the competition.