Danielle van de Donk’s excellent strike gave the Netherlands an important 3-2 win over Portugal on Wednesday to maneuver the defending champions high of the Ladies’s Euro 2022 Group C desk.
Damaris Egurrola gave the Dutch, whose camp has been hit by damage and sickness this week, a seventh-minute lead with a high quality angled header from a nook they usually seemed to be on their approach to a snug victory when Stefanie van der Gragt headed within the second 9 minutes later.
However Portugal – the second-lowest ranked staff on the match – who had fought again from two early objectives for a 2-2 draw of their opening recreation in opposition to Switzerland, once more confirmed admirable resilience.
Carole Costa pulled a aim again from the spot, seven minutes earlier than the break, after a prolonged VAR assessment determined that Diana Silva had been introduced down by Dominique Janssen.
Then two minutes after the interval, Portugal drew degree with Silva confidently heading dwelling a high quality cross from Costa.
The Netherlands thought they’d instantly restored their lead by means of Jill Roord however her effort was dominated out for offside after one other extended VAR assessment.
However a elegant end from Van de Donk in 62nd minute determined the tie because the midfielder collected the ball on the sting of the field and curled a phenomenal shot into the far nook.
The Dutch, who’re lacking striker Vivianne Miedema after a positive Covid-19 result, are on 4 factors from two video games, degree with Sweden, with Portugal and Switzerland trailing behind on some extent apiece. Earlier, Sweden additionally claimed its first win as Hanna Bennison got here off the bench to attain with a thunderous shot in a 2-1 win in opposition to a Switzerland staff additionally affected by sickness.
The Netherlands play Switzerland of their concluding group stage recreation at Bramall Lane, whereas Portugal will face off in opposition to Sweden, hosted at Leigh Sports activities Village. Each ties are scheduled to happen on July 17.
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Protection can be anchored by Sky Sports activities WSL presenter Caroline Barker, alongside Jessica Creighton and Kyle Walker. In the meantime, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Laura Bassett will give evaluation all through the match.
They can even be joined by skilled England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Manchester Metropolis defender Esme Morgan.
The pundits and presenters will work from the Sky Sports activities Ladies’s Euro 2022 Cell Presentation Bus, which can observe the Sky Sports activities Information staff across the nation to the varied stadiums the place matches are being performed.
As well as, Sky Sports activities’ Important Soccer Podcast can be rebranded for the match to Sky Sports activities Ladies’s Euros Podcast from 21 June. Hosted by Charlotte Marsh and Anton Toloui, it’s going to characteristic unique information and participant interviews along with a robust programme line-up across the match.
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Eire
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Wednesday July 6
Group A: England 1-0 Austria
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain 4-1 Finland
Group B: Germany 4-0 Denmark
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland
Group D: France 5-1 Italy
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland
Tuesday July 12
Group B: Denmark 1-0 Finland
Group B: Germany 2-0 Spain
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden 2-1 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands 3-2 Portugal
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy vs Iceland – kick-off 5pm, Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Friday July 15
Group A: Northern Eire v England – kick-off 8pm, St Mary’s
Group A: Austria vs Norway – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Group Stadium
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Denmark vs Spain – kick-off 8pm, London Group Stadium
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick-off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick-off 5pm, Leigh Sports activities Village
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Group Stadium
Thursday July 21
Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A – kick-off 8pm, London Group Stadium
Friday July 22
Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports activities Village
Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Tuesday July 26
Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 3 – kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Wednesday July 27
Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 v Winners quarter-final 4 – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Sunday July 31
Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 – kick-off 5pm, Wembley