Holes leads Czechs quarterfinals, blanking Dutch at Euro 2020

Sports Desk, Jun 27 (EFE).- Midfielder Tomas Holes on Sunday was the standout as the Czech Republic upset a 10-man Dutch squad 2-0 in the round of 16 at the Euro 2020 soccer tourney.

The Dutch team played most of the second half with 10 players after defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off in the 55th minute over a handball that aborted Patrik Schick’s clear chance.

The red card proved to be a turning point as the Czechs took control of the game, scoring two goals afterwards.

Holes opened the scoring with a header in the 68th minute of the match played at Budapest’s Puskás Arena.

With 10 minutes to go before second period stoppage time, Holes sent a low cross to forward Patrik Schick, who doubled the score, snatching his fourth Euro 2020 tally before the eyes of the stunned Netherlands squad.

The Czech Republic next will take on Denmark in the quarterfinals on 3 July.

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