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Euro 2024: Austria stun Netherlands to progress to last 16

Austria produced a hugely impressive performance that will make others take notice at Euro 2024 as they beat the Netherlands to progress to the last 16 as Group D winners.

Despite being handed a tough draw with the Dutch and France, Ralf Rangnick’s side won two of their three games to go finish top of the standings.

The Netherlands had already guaranteed their progression to the last 16 but they will now go through as one of the best third-placed sides, with France second.

This was a fully deserved win for Austria as they played with spirit and desire throughout, and showed great determination to respond to a fast start to the second-half by the Netherlands as Marcel Sabitzer’s strike secured the victory.

In the other group match, Kylian Mbappe penalty was cancelled out by Robert Lewandowski’s spot kick as already-eliminated Poland held France to a 1-1 draw in Dortmund, meaning the French finish second in Group D.