Netherlands fight back to crush Turkish dreams

The Netherlands came from behind to see off Turkey and set up a semi-final against England at Euro 2024. An own goal from Mert Muldur, bundling the ball over his goalline under pressure from Cody Gakpo, meant the Dutch clawed back the lead having trailed at the break. Centre-back Samet Akaydin had deservedly put Turkey in front when he headed in Arda Guler’s dinked cross, capping an impressive first-half display.

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Switzerland make light work of Italy to reach quarter-finals

Holders Italy made a limp exit from Euro 2024 as a sparkling display from Switzerland helped them set up a potential quarter-final meeting with England. The Swiss dominated from the start and took a deserved lead when the impressive Ruben Vargas crossed for Remo Freuler, who took a touch before hammering a low shot past Gianluigi Donnarumma. Vargas doubled the Swiss lead with a stunning effort at the beginning of the second half.

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Austria top Group D as Sabitzer stuns the Netherlands

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 thanks to a late strike from Marcel Sabitzer. 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.

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Austria impress leaving Poland pointless

Austria earned their first win of Euro 2024 as Christoph Baumgartner’s fine second-half finish helped them to a 3-1 victory against Poland in Berlin. Gernot Trauner headed Austria into an early lead but Poland responded through Krzysztof Piatek. However Poland could not press on to find the win they needed, losing out to Baumgartner’s strike and a late penalty from Marko Arnautovic.

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Scintillating Spain make statement with impressive win over Croatia

Spain made an emphatic start to their quest to win a fourth European Championship with an impressive victory over Croatia at Olympiastadion Berlin. First-half goals by Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz and Dani Carvajal essentially settled the outcome before the break and, although Croatia offered little, this must still go down as a statement win for La Roja.

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