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D. van de Donk
L. Martens
3 - 2
Diana Silva
Carole Costa
2 - 2
Carole Costa
Penalty Goal
2 - 1
S. van der Gragt
2 - 0
D. Egurrola
S. Spitse
1 - 0

Match Stats

62% 38%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 6
Total Passes 474 283
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Sweden SWE Sweden 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 W W D
2 Netherlands NED Netherlands 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7 W W D
3 Switzerland SUI Switzerland 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1 L L D
4 Portugal POR Portugal 3 0 1 2 4 10 -6 1 L L D




That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that the Netherlands climb to the top of Group C, while Portugal drop to third. They'll now need to beat Sweden in their final match to stand any chance of qualification.
Van de Donk's stunning strike snatches a win for the Netherlands. Initially, this game looked like it would be simple for the Dutch: within the opening 20 minutes, they were 2-0 up following headers from Egurrola and Van der Gragt. However, Portugal came back from two goals down to draw with Switzerland and they repeated the trick today. First, Diana Silva won a penalty that Costa converted calmly. Then, Costa turned provider as she whipped in an inviting cross that Diana Silva steered beyond Van Domselaar. However, the Dutch regained their composure and retook the lead when Van de Donk bent in a stunning strike from 20 yards. And this time they held onto their advantage to seal an important 3-2 win.
Inês Pereira
Yellow Card
90' + 6' Pereira is shown a yellow card after the final whistle for dissent. She was unhappy with the referee's decision to end the game before Portugal could take their corner.
90' + 4' The Dutch continue to take the sting out of this game with a spell of possession inside the Portuguese half.
90' + 2' Fatima Pinto lofts a deep cross into the box. But it was more out of hope than expectation and the Netherlands clear again.
90' Five minutes of stoppage time are added on as Portugal continue to search for an equaliser.
J. Roord
Yellow Card
88' Roord is also booked for dissent following Gomes' foul.
Diana Gomes
Yellow Card
88' Portugal let their frustration show as Gomes clatters into Roord. The Dutch midfielder responds furiously and Gomes is shown a yellow card for the foul.
Carolina Mendes
Diana Silva
86' Diana Silva surprisingly makes way after a superb performance in attack. Mendes is her replacement.
Vanessa Marques
Tatiana Pinto
86' Portugal make two more changes. The first sees Tatiana Pinto depart for Malho.
85' The Netherlands are closing out this game excellently right now. They've slowed the pace of the game down and Portugal are struggling to gather any momentum going forward.
E. Brugts
L. Martens
83' Martens makes way for Brugts after a quiet game in attack.
82' The Netherlands sweep forward on the break, only for Amado to muscle Martens away from the ball at the crucial moment.
79' There are plenty of nerves out there. Pelova and Marchao have a coming together as Portugal look to quickly restart the game.
77' The Dutch break away through Roord and eventually they work it to Spitse who blazes a 20-yard strike high and wide.
75' Portugal are still pushing for an equaliser, but the Netherlands seem to have regained their composure in the last five minutes.
73' Beerensteyn gives away a free-kick near the touchline. Tatiana Pinto whips it in but Van der Gragt is able to clear.
71' Fatima Pinto hits a speculative volley from 25 yards that Van Domselaar easily grabs.
V. Pelova
D. Egurrola
69' Egurrola heads off with Pelova taking her place in midfield.
68' The game's slowed down a little since Van de Donk's goal and Portugal will need to find a way to quicken the tempo.
Kika Nazareth
Joana Marchão
66' Marchao also heads off with Sousa coming on.
Fátima Pinto
Dolores Silva
65' Dolores Silva is replaced in midfield by Fatima Pinto.
64' Well, it's been a poor second-half performance from the Dutch, but they have the lead again! However, Portugal have looked dangerous in attack all game and it'll take a strong defensive display to fend them off.
K. Casparij
M. Olislagers
62' Olislagers makes way for Casparij after a difficult game down the left flank.
L. Martens
62' It was a simple pass from Martens to find Van de Donk, and she surely didn't expect the spectacular strike that followed!
D. van de Donk
62' GOALL! VAN DE DONK! 3-2. The Netherlands retake the lead! Van de Donk collects a pass on the edge of the box and takes a touch out her feet before bending a stunning strike across Pereira and into the far corner!
61' Jessica Silva jinks past Olislagers to break into the box! However, her eventual 15-yard effort is curled straight at Van Domselaar.
60' Wilms finds a little space 20 yards out but fires high and wide.
58' Portugal have now came back from two goals down to make it 2-2 in consecutive games.
56' Diana Silva has had a superb game today. Not only has she scored and won a penalty, but she's been Portugal's main outlet on the break.
L. Beerensteyn
Yellow Card
54' Beerensteyn is booked after tripping Pinto.
53' The Netherlands have a goal ruled out by VAR! Beerensteyn races in behind the Portugal defence and cuts it back to Roord who lashes in a crisp eight-yard drive. However, after a lengthy VAR check, the goal is ruled out for an offside against Beerensteyn!
Carole Costa
47' Costa was given far too much time to cross and she punished Portugal with a quick delivery that Diana Silva steered in wonderfully.
Diana Silva
47' GOALLL! DIANA SILVA! Portugal equalise! 2-2. Costa finds plenty of space to cross from the right flank and her delivery is met by Diana Silva who buries a powerful header over Van Domselaar and in!
46' SAVE! Jessica Silva teases Olislagers before clipping in a superb cross that Pinto steers towards goal only for Van Domselaar to acrobatically tip it over!
46' Portugal kick off the second half.
Portugal will need to restrict the Dutch more if they're to recover in this game. The Netherlands have been good value for their lead, producing 13 shots to Portugal's five.
The Netherlands take a narrow lead into the break. The Dutch peppered Portugal with corners early on and the pressure quickly told as Egurrola and Van der Gragt both headed in from set-pieces. Portugal had to absorb plenty of pressure at this point and it looked as though the Netherlands would finish the game off. But Portugal showed resilience and pulled one back from the spot through Costa after a foul on Diana Silva to make it 2-1 at the break.
45' + 3' Pinto clears a corner out to Roord who lashes a 20-yard strike high and wide.
45' + 1' Four minutes of stoppage time are added on.
44' Portugal continue to pile the pressure on as Borges' corner is pushed anxiously away by Van Domselaar before the Dutch clear.
43' Marchao swings in a dangerous corner that Van Domselaar has to tip over the bar.
41' Well, Portugal have hope again. They're going to need to tighten up at the back to recover in this game, but Costa's penalty has given them a chance.
D. Egurrola
Yellow Card
39' Egurrola cynically brings down Jessica Silva and earns herself a yellow card.
Carole Costa
Penalty Goal
38' GOAL! COSTA! 2-1. Portugal pull one back. Costa calmly steps up and sends van Domselaar the wrong way before rolling her shot down the middle and in!
D. Janssen
Yellow Card
37' Janssen is booked after tripping Diana Silva inside the box to concede a penalty.
37' Penalty to Portugal! VAR overturns the referee's call and recommends that a spot-kick is awarded. Initially, the referee deemed that there wasn't enough contact to award a penalty for a foul on Diana Silva. However, replays show that Janssen caught Diana Silva and a penalty is the correct call.
35' Penalty appeal! Diana Silva chops past Janssen inside the box, before slipping over! Portugal appeal for a spot-kick but the referee remains unmoved. This still might be checked by VAR though.
33' Off the line! Another Dutch corner causes problems! Spitse curls it to the back post where an unmarked Van der Gragt heads it beyond Pereira only for Costa to head it off the line.
31' Martens looks to spin past Gomes on the edge of the box, but the defender manages to poke it away for a corner.
29' Diana Silva gets in behind the Dutch defence but she can only place her shot tamely wide from 20 yards.
27' Portugal need to absorb this pressure right now. If it remains 2-0 then they're still in this game, but a third goal would feel like an unassailable lead.
25' Close! The Dutch have truly found their rhythm now. Martens volleys Beerensteyn's pinpoint cross narrowly wide of the far post from eight yards!
23' Chance! The Netherlands almost score their third corner goal! Spitse curls in a dangerous delivery and Egurrola rises highest, only to plant her header over the bar.
21' Portugal will be frustrated: the Netherlands have scored with two of their first three shots.
19' Well, despite a bright start, Portugal find themselves with a mountain to climb. They haven't been able to cope with the Netherlands from set-pieces and it'll take something special to mount another comeback now.
Catarina Amado
Yellow Card
17' Amado is shown a yellow card for a high foot on Van der Gragt as the goal was scored.
S. van der Gragt
16' GOAL! Van der Gragt! 2-0. The Netherlands double their lead. Portugal fail to deal with a corner again and eventually, Roord's deflected shot spins into the path of Van der Gragt who bravely heads it in from close range!
13' Van de Donk lets fly from 25 yards, but it's a comfortable save for Pereira.
11' Well, the Netherlands will be delighted. They had to withstand some early pressure, but Egurrola's header has given their injury-hit side an early lead!
9' SAVE! Beerensteyn breaks in behind the Portuguese defence at an angle, before lashing a crisp 12-yard strike towards the near post that Van Domselaar acrobatically tips over the bar! The resulting corner comes to nothing.
S. Spitse
7' It was a simple corner from Spitse, but Portugal simply weren't able to beat Egurrola in the air!
D. Egurrola
7' GOALL! EGURROLA! 1-0. The Netherlands take the lead against the run of play. Spitse hits an outswinging corner and it's met by Egurrola who steers a wonderful header across Pereira and into the far corner!
6' Disallowed goal! Diana Silva cuts it back to Jessica Silva who flicks it into the net to cap off a beautiful move! However, the flag is up again - this time against Diana Silva. Nevertheless, Portugal have looked electric so far and the Netherlands are struggling to cope.
5' Jessica Silva picks out an unmarked Pinto at the back post and it looks like a huge chance is forming! However, the flag was up for offside against Jessica Silva and play is stopped.
3' Jessica Silva fires comfortably wide from 20 yards as Portugal make a bright start.
1' The Netherlands kick off the first half.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Both teams enter this one in excellent form and they’ll be confident about securing a result. The Netherlands have won four of their last six games, while Portugal are undefeated in their last five.
Portugal, on the other hand, are unchanged following their opening draw.
The Dutch make five changes following their draw with Sweden. Miedema is out after a positive Covid test. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Van Veenendaal is now injured for the rest of the tournament. On top of this, Jansen, Nouwen and Gronen drop out. Van Domselaar, Olislagers, Egurrola, Brugts and Beerensteyn all come in.
SUBS: Patricia Morais, Rute Costa, Alicia Correia, Silvia Rebelo, Suzana Pires, Vanessa Marques, Fatima Pinto, Lucia Alves, Carolina Mendes, Kika Nazareth, Andreia Faria, Telma Encarnacao.
PORTUGAL (4-3-3): Ines Pereira; Catarina Amado, Diana Gomes, Carole Costa, Joana Marchao; Tatiana Pinto, Dolores Silva, Ana Borges; Andreia Norton, Jessica Silva, Diana Silva.
SUBS: Barbara Lorsheyd, Merel van Dongen, Emma Kullberg, Renate Jansen, Caitlin Dijkstra, Romee Leuchter, Kerstin Casparij, Esmee Brugts, Jackie Groenen.
NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Daphne van Domselaar; Lynn Wilms, Stefanie van der Gragt, Dominique Janssen, Marisa Olislagers; Sherida Spitse, Jill Roord, Damaris Egurrola; Danielle van de Donk, Lineth Beerensteyn, Lieke Martens.
Portugal, meanwhile, enter this one following a 2-2 draw with Switzerland where they recovered from going two goals down in the opening five minutes. They’ll be looking to build on this comeback with a surprising win today.
Both teams enter this game off the back of a solid start. Jill Roord’s equaliser ensured the Dutch took a point in 1-1 draw against Sweden in their opening game. They’ve since been hit by the news that star striker Vivianne Miedema will miss this game through illness though, and they’ll be looking to overcome this setback and claim an important win today.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Women’s European Championships Group C clash between the Netherlands and Portugal at Leigh Sports Village.