Netherlands NED Wijnaldum (52'), Weghorst (59'), Dumfries (85')
3-2 FT
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European Championship Gameweek 1
Jun 13, 2021 KO: 19:00

Netherlands - Ukraine

Johan Cruyff ArenA Amsterdam
Referee: Felix Brych
Wijnaldum 52'  
Weghorst 59'  
  75' Yarmolenko
  79' Yaremchuk
Dumfries 85'  

Match preview

No Van Dijk or Van de Beek - How the Netherlands will line up against Ukraine

Frank de Boer will have his work cut out for him as he tries to pull together a functional starting XI for the Netherlands in their opening Euro 2020 clash

Netherlands national team manager Frank de Boer will be feeling a huge amount of pressure ahead of his side’s opening game of Euro 2020 against Ukraine on Sunday.

De Boer’s side go into this summer’s competition as one of the most under-performing big guns in Europe and will have to seriously improve their performances if they’re going to get back to any kind of consistent form.

However, before they can do that De Boer will have to work his way around a number of high-profile absentees from his squad.

The Holland manager will undoubtedly turn to Maarten Stekelenburg to take up his usual spot between the sticks but the former Ajax head coach will have to get creative to fill the Virigl Van Dijk hole in the middle of his defence.

De Boer is likely to attempt that by going with a back three of Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij and Jurrien Timber, with Owen Wijndal and Denzel Dumfries taking up their roles as left and right wing-back respectively.

The Netherlands were dealt another injury blow prior to the competition with an injury to Donny van de Beek, which means De Boer will likely use a midfield trio of Marten de Roon, Gini Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong.

In attack there’s no doubt that De Boer’s side have plenty of firepower and the Holland coach will likely look to Wout Weghorst and Memphis Depay to form an effective strike partnership that can pin teams like Ukraine back and keep them occupied in their own half.

Netherlands starting XI versus Ukraine

Netherlands - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.2
  Home  
5.9
7.1
  Away  
5.8
7.1
  Total  
5.9

Match statistics

Netherlands
Statistics
Ukraine
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
9
Draws
5
6
Losses
4
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
42
28
Goals Per Game
2.10
1.40
More > 2.5 Goals
11
10
More > 3 Goals
8
6
Scored First in a Match
8
12
Scored Both Halves
7
5
Won More > 1 Goal
8
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
28
Did Not Score
5
2
Both Teams Scored
9
11
Kept Clean Sheet
8
7
Won Without Conceding
6
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
817
664
Possession
64
48
Passes
631
506
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
12
Shots on Target
7.31
4.15
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.17
Crosses
26
11
Offsides
2.57
1.55
Penalties
0.10
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
9.56
18
Interceptions
8.69
9.62
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
17
9.54
Total Shots Conceded
8.13
14
Shots on Target Conceded
2.92
4.92
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.12
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
9.69
Yellow Cards
1.35
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

  1. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description