Netherlands beat Turkey live updates (2024)

The Netherlands fought back to beat Turkey 2-1, a result which sent them into the semi-finals of Euro 2024

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Netherlands beat Turkey 2-1

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July 6, 2024 at 5:52 PM EDTLiam Tharme

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If in doubt, break glass for Wout

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Even the Dutch, with all of their footballing principles, aren’t opposed to throwing on a big guy and crossing it in.

Everyone has a hard line somewhere, at which they’ll abandon the ‘philosophy’ and take the most direct route to goal.

Weghorst’s introduction allowed the Dutch to move into a 3-2-5. He had a role in the winner too.

In 45 minutes, he had nine touches and three passes, but an unquantifiable impact on his team-mates.

When it doubt, get Wout.

GO FURTHERNetherlands 2 Turkey 1: Weghorst’s impact, Guler shines and Dutch comeback courage

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July 6, 2024 at 5:43 PM EDTTim Spiers·London Writer

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Arda Guler impresses again

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While a Barcelona teenager — Lamine Yamal — has rightly been garnering attention throughout the tournament, another from Real Madrid is starting to lay claim to equal billing.

Arda Guler may not have played too often for Madrid last season, but he ended the season in fabulous form (five goals in five games) and has brought that momentum to Germany.

His second assist of the tournament was a beauty…Verbruggen helpless.

GO FURTHERNetherlands 2 Turkey 1: Weghorst’s impact, Guler shines and Dutch comeback courage
July 6, 2024 at 5:34 PM EDTJordan Campbell·Arsenal Correspondent

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Gakpo has become their star man

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It may have been attributed to Turkey’s Mert Muldur as an own goal but it was the presence of Cody Gakpo that counted once again.

While the debate has centred around Memphis Depay or Wout Weghorst as Netherlands’ main striker, it is Gakpo who has looked the most likely route to goal.

He has three goals and one assist in the competition, from his position starting on the left flank and drifting inside.

England will know all about him but in an Oranje shirt he looks to possess a different level of confidence.

GO FURTHERNetherlands 2 Turkey 1: Weghorst’s impact, Guler shines and Dutch comeback courage
July 6, 2024 at 5:25 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Super six for the Dutch

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With this win, Netherlands have reached the semi-finals of a European Championship for the sixth time.

Only Germany — who have made it to nine — have reached more.

But then, the hosts are no longer in this one are they? And that’s what matters right now.

July 6, 2024 at 5:19 PM EDTJacob Whitehead

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The journey home started quickly

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This was taken not long after full time. It was a Turkish section five minutes earlier.

July 6, 2024 at 5:15 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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The Briefing: Weghorst’s impact, Guler shines and Dutch comeback courage

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So, Netherlands come from behind to beat Turkey and book a semi-final showdown with England.

Samet Akaydin headed Turkey into the lead but two goals in six second-half minutes turned Saturday’s quarter-final on its head.

Stefan de Vrij headed the leveller before a Mert Muldur own goal sent the Dutch to their first Euros semi since 2004.

Tim Spiers, Jordan Campbell and Liam Tharme break down the main talking points from Berlin.

GO FURTHERNetherlands 2 Turkey 1: Weghorst’s impact, Guler shines and Dutch comeback courage

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July 6, 2024 at 5:11 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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If you go back 28 years...

The last time Netherlands and England met at a European Championship? Arguably one of England’s greatest wins the tournament’s history.

The wonderful Carl Anka revisits a special day for England, and something Netherlands will want to put right in Dortmund.

GO FURTHERRevisiting the 4-1 win over Netherlands: Is it England’s greatest European Championship victory?
July 6, 2024 at 5:07 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Euro 2024: Semi-finals line-up

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Here we are then. From 24 teams, just four remain:

  • Tuesday: Spain vs France — Munich
  • Wednesday: Netherlands vs England — Dortmund
July 6, 2024 at 5:04 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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An unforgettable campaign

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Whatever happens next, Euro 2024 will always have Arda Guler.

And there should be a few tournaments to follow too.

Well played, young man.

July 6, 2024 at 5:00 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Bart Verbruggen — a Netherlands’ match-winner

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There was some fantastic goalkeeping in those final minutes from Bart Verbruggen to protect his side’s lead.

A young keeper with huge talent — as Brighton’s goalkeeping coach Jack Stern knows all too well:

💬 “He’s a world-class professional and he’s going to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world eventually.”

You can read more where that came from with the excellent Andy Naylor and the link below.

GO FURTHERBart Verbruggen, youngest goalkeeper at Euro 2024: A perfect mix of modern and old-school skills
July 6, 2024 at 4:57 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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A fraught finale

It’s an own goal that decides it. Tosun is booked late for dissent at being penalised for a foul. Rennes forward and unused substitute Bertug Yildirim is then sent off from the bench for his actions.

All before the final whistle goes and the Dutch’s win is secure.

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July 6, 2024 at 4:55 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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FT: Netherlands 2-1 Turkey

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That’s it! Netherlands come from behind to make the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

England awaits them in Dortmund on Wednesday.

Turkey’s run is over. They are going home.

July 6, 2024 at 4:53 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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The final seconds

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90+5' Netherlands 2-1 Turkey

Into the final seconds now. The Dutch are pinned. Can Turkey find something?

July 6, 2024 at 4:52 PM EDTJacob Whitehead

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Zirkzee gets a chance to shine

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Joshua Zirkzee’s first minutes of the tournament. Ronald Koeman didn’t pick the Bologna attacker — who is of interest to Manchester United this summer — in his initial squad, and even criticised his goalscoring.

But he is a technically excellent forward — and Koeman has turned to him to close it out.

July 6, 2024 at 4:50 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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What a save from Verbruggen

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That is the pick of the bunch. Stunning save from Verbruggen at his feet, and from point-blank range, after the close-range effort from Kilicsoy.

This game is an absolute state right now.

July 6, 2024 at 4:49 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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FIVE more to go

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Great strike from Gakpo. Fine save from Gunok.

Back up the other end and the delivery from wide is headed off-target by Akturkoglu.

FIVE added minutes to come…

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July 6, 2024 at 4:47 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Zirkzee enters the fray

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Now Koeman makes further changes, with Zirkzee and Frimpong on for Depay and Simons. Bring on the pacey counter-attacks, yes?

Well, it’s still Turkeytrying to press and get increasingly desperate. Tosun sends a header just over, when some of the crowd thought it was in.

July 6, 2024 at 4:45 PM EDTLiam Tharme

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Send it to the big man

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Cenk Tosun and Wout Weghorst on the same pitch. Football is healing, everyone is going back to big guys up-front.

It’s been a fascinating wrinkle on a tournament which has been pretty tactical. Nobody, not even the total footballing Dutch, are above crossing to a target man. And funnily enough, it helps your ball-to-feet No 10s be better when there’s someone to occupy the centre-backs.

July 6, 2024 at 4:44 PM EDTMichael Bailey·Live Reporter

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Next goal wins, or it feels like it

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It’s gone down as an own goal to Mert Muldur, which looks right.

Akturkoglu, Yokuslu, Tosun and Celik have all come on now.

Tosun has already headed one chance well over. Now the pressure is really coming in the Dutch box.

So far they are finding the blocks they need, but this really now feels like next goal wins — and everyone’s trying to score.

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