Netherlands NED Depay (Pen 11'), Dumfries (67')
2-0 FT
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European Championship Gameweek 2
Jun 17, 2021 KO: 19:00

Netherlands - Austria

Johan Cruyff ArenA Amsterdam
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld
Depay (Pen) 11'  
Dumfries 67'  

Match preview

De Ligt to return? How the Netherlands could line up against Austria

The Juventus defender missed the opening match of the Euros for the Dutch but has returned to full training

Frank de Boer will be able to call upon Matthijs de Ligt for the Netherlands' second match of the European Championship against Austria on Wednesday evening.

The Juventus defender was not involved in the first match of Group C due to a groin injury but has subsequently returned to full training, with De Boer confirming he is ready to play.

Should De Ligt feature in the starting XI, it will be at the expense of 19-year-old Jurrien Timber, who impressed in the opening 3-2 win versus Ukraine.

Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij will make up the rest of the back three, with Denzel Dumfries and Patrick van Aanholt in the wing-back roles.

The Netherlands are at their strongest in central midfield with Paris Saint-Germain's new signing Georginio Wijnaldum a certain starter alongside Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong and Atalanta's Marten de Roon.

De Boer isn't blessed with a raft of options up top but the performance of Wout Weghorst against Ukraine will certainly be encouraging to Dutch fans as he scored his nation's goal with an instinctive finish at the near post.

Not only that, but he led the line well and introduced others into the game.

Memphis Depay will, of course, start up top as Weghorst's partner.

Netherlands starting XI versus Austria

NETH - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.1
  Home  
6.5
7.1
  Away  
6.6
7.1
  Total  
6.6

Match statistics

Netherlands
Statistics
Austria
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
12
Draws
5
4
Losses
3
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
45
34
Goals Per Game
2.25
1.70
More > 2.5 Goals
12
12
More > 3 Goals
9
7
Scored First in a Match
9
9
Scored Both Halves
7
6
Won More > 1 Goal
8
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
18
19
Did Not Score
4
5
Both Teams Scored
10
10
Kept Clean Sheet
8
7
Won Without Conceding
6
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
823
763
Possession
64
62
Passes
636
576
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
20
16
Shots on Target
7.69
5.73
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.12
Crosses
25
22
Offsides
2.57
2.54
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
8.94
11
Interceptions
8.50
9.81
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
16
17
Total Shots Conceded
7.40
8.19
Shots on Target Conceded
2.77
2.88
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
14
Yellow Cards
1.25
1.60
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

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