Euro 2024: Austria stuns Netherlands 3-2 to go top of group D

Austria stunned Netherlands 3-2 to produce an upset at the ongoing Euro 2024.

Austria has now progressed to the round of 16 of the competition as the group winner.

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

The result meant that Netherlands will now progress to the round of 16 as one of the tournament’s best third-placed sides.

France finished second after recording a win and two draws.

Austria scored inside 6 minutes, when Donyell Malen turned home Alexander Prass’s dangerous cross to score the team’s opening goal.

Austria  had chances to add to their lead through Sabitzer and Marko Arnautovic, but the Netherlands were level just 75 seconds into the second half.

The Dutch came out fighting in the second half and equalised when Cody Gakpo curled in a great finish.

Captain Virgil Van Dijk came close to doubling their lead but hie header was parried out for a corner.

However, Austria  retook the lead through Romano Schmid’s powerful header, which the unfortunate Stefan de Vrij could only help over the line.

Memphis Depay thought he had earned the Dutch a draw when his close-range volley survived a check for handball by the video assistant referee.

Few minutes later, Sabitzer  fired a rocket to the roof top of the net to secure the win for the Austrians.