The Czech Republic beat a 10-man Netherlands side 2-0 in the 2021 European Championships during a round of 16 fixture at Frenc Puskas Arena in Budapest on Sunday.
Netherlands were definitely the favorites but Frank de Boer’s side failed to really get into the game.
The game completely turned in the 52nd minute when the Dutch wasted their best chance of the game and then had a man sent off within seconds.
Donyell Malen had a one-on-one chance with Tomas Vaclik but the Czech keeper came running out at his feet to deny the striker.
Moments later Matthijs de Ligt was sent off, after VAR overturned the yellow card he was originally given when he stopped Patrik Schick going through on goal with a handball.
Holes headed home the winning goal off a free-kick when he left unmarked on the far post.
The Netherlands never really looked like overcoming their deficit, De Boer turning to a string of long balls aimed up toward substitute Wout Weghorst, and were instead undone on the break as Holes squared for Schick to roll his fourth goal of the tournament into the bottom corner of the Dutch net.
The Czechs will play Denmark in the quarters in a rematch of the Euro 2004 quarter-final.
The Czech Republic reached the last eight of a major tournament for the first time since Euro 2012, when they lost to Portugal. Ronaldo scored the winner that day.
⏰ RESULT ⏰
😮 Did you see that coming?
🇨🇿 Holeš & Schick on target as the Czech Republic book their place in the quarter-finals 👏
🇳🇱 Netherlands exit after defeat in the round of 16#EURO2020
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 27, 2021