Netherlands v Ukraine, 13 June 2021

Score3-2 to Netherlands
RefereeFelix Brych
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group C
VenueJohan Cruyff ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance15,837
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Mark Borsch (GER) and Stefan Lupp (GER) Fourth official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL) Video Assistant Referee: Marco Fritz (GER) This was match no. 5 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Netherlands won both of their two previous meetings with Ukraine; both friendlies.

3  Netherlands

Manager: Frank de Boer

2  Ukraine

Manager: Andriy Shevchenko

Goals:

Georginio Wijnaldum 52 G
Wout Weghorst 58 G
Denzel Dumfries 85 G

Goals:

Andriy Yarmolenko 75 G
Roman Yaremchuk 79 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Stefan de Vrij
Defender Jurriën Timber
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Denzel Dumfries
Midfielder Frenkie de Jong
Midfielder Marten de Roon
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Memphis Depay
Forward Wout Weghorst

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Georhiy Bushchan
Defender Illia Zabarnyi
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Karavaiev
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Zinchenko
Midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi
Midfielder Serhiy Sydorchuk
Midfielder Oleksandr Zubkov
Midfielder/Forward Andriy Yarmolenko (captain)
Forward Roman Yaremchuk

Substitutions:

Nathan Aké for Daley Blind 64
Owen Wijndal for Patrick Van Aanholt 64
Luuk de Jong for Wout Weghorst 88
Joël Veltman for Jurriën Timber 88
Donyell Malen for Memphis Depay 90

Substitutions:

Marlos for Oleksandr Zubkov 13
Mykola Shaparenko for Marlos 64

Cards:

Cards:

Serhiy Sydorchuk 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Bizot
Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender/Midfielder Teun Koopmeiners
Defender/Midfielder Owen Wijndal
Midfielder Steven Berghuis
Midfielder Ryan Gravenberch
Midfielder/Forward Cody Gakpo
Midfielder/Forward Davy Klaassen
Forward Luuk de Jong
Forward Donyell Malen

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Andrey Pyatov
Goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin
Defender Serhiy Kryvtsov
Defender Denys Popov
Defender/Midfielder Yevhenii Makarenko
Defender/Midfielder Eduard Sobol
Defender/Midfielder Taras Stepanenko
Defender/Midfielder Oleksandr Tymchyk
Midfielder Marlos
Midfielder Mykola Shaparenko
Forward Artem Biesiedin
Forward Artem Dovbyk

Comments:

Netherlands scored three or more goals in a game at the UEFA European Championship finals for the first time since their 4-1 win against France in Berne in a Group C game at Euro 2008. After scoring ten goals in his first 53 international appearances, Georginio Wijnaldum scored eight in seven qualifying games in Group C to finish as the Netherlands' top scorer in qualifying for Euro 2020. Aged 38 years and 264 days, Maarten Stekelenburg became the oldest-ever player to play for the Netherlands at a major tournament (FIFA World Cup finals or UEFA European Championship finals); previously Edwin van der Sar against Russia at Euro 2008 in Switzerland (37 years and 236 days).

Comments:

Ukraine had now equalled Yugoslavia’s competition record from 1968 to 1984 of six consecutive defeats at UEFA European Championship finals. Andriy Yarmolenko ended Ukraine’s competition record of failing to score in five consecutive games at UEFA European Championship finals. Both of their two previous goals at the finals were scored by current coach Andriy Shevchenko in 2012. Ukraine were one of five nations to remain unbeaten throughout qualifying for Euro 2020; also Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Spain.