Peep! That's all, the Netherlands have beaten the Ukraine 3-2 after a thrilling contest here in Amsterdam.
- 2nd Half
- Weghorstde Jong88'
- van AanholtWijndal64'
- 1st Half
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- Yellow cardSerhiy SydorchukUkraine
Sydorchuk clatters Luke de Jong as the Dutch break, and he's booked.
Frankie de Jong is orchestrating a bit of keepball here, as the Dutch try to run the clock down.
Depay is replaced by Donyell Malen for the Dutch; we'll have five more minutes.
Subs for the Netherlands: Weghorst is replaced by Luke de Jong, while Joel Veltman replaces Timber.
Can the Dutch hold their lead this time? I wouldn't bet on anything in this one.
- GoalDenzel DumfriesNetherlands
GOAL! Netherlands 3 (Dumfries 85) Ukraine 2
The Dutch are ahead again! Dumfries doesn't fluff his lines this time. After the Ukraine give the ball away cheaply, Ake crosses to the back post and Dumfries rises above Zinchenko to power a downward header past Bushchan!
This is anyone's now. Football really is such a glorious thing.
- GoalRoman YaremchukUkraine
GOAL! Netherlands 2 Ukraine 2 (Yaremchuk 79)
Oh my word, they're level! Malinovskiy absolutely bullets in a whipped ball from the free kick, and Yaremchuk rises near the penalty spot to glance the ball into the corner of the net! From nowhere, we're all square!
Zinchenko wins a free kick for the Ukraine 30 yards from goal. What a change in atmosphere that goul has caused, it's a bit edgy in the Johann Cruyff Arena right now.
What have Shevchenko's side got left in the last 15? We are far from done here folks.
- GoalAndriy YarmolenkoUkraine
GOAL! Netherlands 2 Ukraine 1 (Yarmolenko 75)
What a pearler from Yarmolenko! He cuts in from the right, plays a one-two with Yaremchuk and then curls a glorious 20-yarder into the top corner past Stekelenburg. Ukraine's captain has dragged them back into it!
Finally a spell for the Ukraine, as they work the ball forwards and across the face of the Dutch area. They tee up a half volley from the edge for Yaremchuk, but it's straight at Stekelenburg.
A sweeping break from the Dutch finds Wijndal on the left. He whips in a menacing cross to the back post, but it's just too far ahead of Weghorst and drifts out of play on the far side.
The Ukraine look stunned here, and you can't blame them. Their opponents are hogging the ball right now.
Lots o' changes. Ake and Wijndal replace Blind and van Aanholt for the Netherlands. For the Ukraine, their first substitute of the night, Marlos, is himself replaced by Shaparenko.
Dutch tails are pointing skywards. De Jong piles forwards now, and wins his side a corner.
What a spell for the Dutch. Here's that opener from Wijnaldum:
- GoalWout WeghorstNetherlands
GOAL! Netherlands 2 (Weghorst 58) Ukraine 0
It's two! Dumfries causes havoc down the right again, barrelling in to the area on the right from a through ball. He jumps around Mikolenko, who hits the deck, and from the light clash of bodies it breaks to Weghorst, who shoots through Bushchan to double the lead! It's VAR checked for offside as Dumfries carried on running towards goal and near to Buschan, but it stands.
A brief look at goal for Weghorst now, who shifts the ball onto his left in the area but can only spoon it into the hands of Buschan.
I think it was Zinchenko that the ball just went through down the Ukrainian left there. Bushchan, so solid up to now, might have done better in getting the ball away too.
- GoalGeorginio WijnaldumNetherlands
GOAL! Netherlands 1 (Wijnaldum 52) Ukraine 0
The Dutch are ahead! A long, low ball somehow squirms through to Dumfries down the right. He crosses low into the area, where Bushchan dives out to divert the ball away from Depay at the back post. The ball falls to WIjnaldum on the edge, and he booms it into the roof of the net!
De Roon clips a ball to the back post that picks out Dumfries. He heads back across goal, but Buschan is out to gather ahead of Weghorst.
The Dutch are dominating the second half, but their run of possession ends when they lose it and Weghorst goes in late on Karavaiev to concede a free kick.
- 2nd Half
Peep, we're off again.
- End of 1st Half
Somewhat surprisingly, it's goalless at half time in Amsterdam.
Marlos bursts forward for the Ukraine, and another cheeky back heel from Yaremchuk finds Yarmolenko, who bursts between two and then sees Stekelenburg's clearance rebound behind off him for a goal kick. We'll have one additional minute.
Depay tries to spin Zabarnyi in the area after a cute pass from van Aanholt, but he's muscled out of it.
WHAT A MISS! Dumfries, who looks the most likely for the Netherlands, walks on to a cross at the back post but heads hopelessly wide from six yards out!
On the replay of that Bushchan save, it turns out it was better than we thought as Wijnaldum's volley caught a deflection on the way through.
GOOD SAVE! After a chipped pass by de Jong into the box is headed clear, Wijnaldum booms in a ferocious volley from the edge that Bushchan parries away. That was shifting, and Bushchan had very little time to react.
The Dutch win a corner, and work it to van Aanholt 25 yards out and central. He has a yahoo at goal, which sails way, way over the bar.
Depay and de Jong work Dumfries into space on the right edge of the area again, but his low cross is hacked clear again.
Depay shimmies in to a crossing position on the left, but overshoots it for Dumfries at the far post. Dumfries is playing like the wide forward of a front three here, with acres of space around him at all times.
Neat feet from Yarmolenko opens up a shooting chance from the right edge of the area, but it's on his weaker right foot and he plugs it straight into the hands of Stekelenburg.
CHANCES! Weghorst is in, one on one, and tries to go around Bushchan who hooks it into his body superbly to prevent a certain goal. The Ukraine break immediately, with Yaremchuk back-heeling a pass to Yarmolenko in the Dutch area. Just as Yarmolenko opens up to shoot, a despairing tackle from van Aanholt pokes the ball away from danger!
Dumfries has been such an outlet for the Dutch so far.; from tight on the right touchline he whips a delicious ball in around the back of the Ukrainian defence, but neither Weghorst or Depay read it and it drifts harmlessly away from goal.
A loose ball in the Ukrainian box almost squirts through to van Aanholt, who looks a mile offside but the last touch to send the ball his way may have been off a defender. Bushchan doesn't wait to find out, and rushes out to clear with his feet.
Yarmolenko gets a chance to take on Blind one on one down the right; he overruns the ball though, forcing him to cut back, and the chance escapes.
The Ukraine, who qualified for this tournament unbeaten ahead of Portugal, are not overawed in the slightest here and are snapping around the Dutch players to try and regain possession.
It's pleasing to note that there are a number of tributes to Christian Eriksen in the stands in Amsterdam tonight, in banners and shirts. Eriksen began his career right here with Ajax; all best wishes to him with his recovery after those traumatic scenes in Copenhagen last night.
Yaremchuk gets the chance to unload with his left from the edge of the area, but bobbles it horribly and the ball trickles through to Stekelenburg.
- OffOleksandr ZubkovUkraine
That's your lot for Zubkov, who can't continue and is replaced by Marlos.
Zubkov is in a bit of bother here, and hobbles to the sideline to get checked over.
Malinovsky runs into a chasm of space down the middle of the pitch, getting to within 25 yards of the Dutch goal before walloping a shot that de Vrij blocks. It feels like a goal is in the post here, one way or the other.
CHANCE! Dumfries gets away down the right from a long ball. He cuts it back to Wijnaldum on the edge of the area, who blazes his shot a yard over the bar. What a start! I think de Roon ran slightly across Wijnaldum's line them and put him off slightly.
GOOD SAVE! Pinball in the Ukrainian area now! Wijnaldum eventually composes play to lay it off to Dumfries on the right of the area, and his low shot is saved by a sprawling Bushchan.
Blimey, this is open so far. Yarmolenko cuts in from the right for the Ukraine, and another low cross is awkwardly turned behind for a corner by de Vrij.
CHANCE! A low ball into the Dutch box causes panic, but they soon gather themselves and Depay goes on a 50 yard gallop from his own half all the way to the edge of the Ukrainian area. He shoots low with his left, and Bushchan is down smartly to save.
- 1st Half
Peep, we're off!
The teams are out, and we're just going through the anthems. Your referee tonight is Felix Brych
There's an absolute sea of orange, as you'd expect, in the Johann Cruyff Arena. there are around 16,000 in, and the atmosphere sounds pretty lively.
A quick recap on events earlier today: England beat Croatia 1-0 in the opening match of Group D, courtesy of a Raheem Sterling goal. More pertinently for our two sides tonight, Austria beat North Macedonia 3-1 in Bucharest to gain early control of Group C.
On ITV they're showing some clips of the one and only international trophy the Dutch have ever won, the 1988 European Championship in West Germany. That feels like a slightly amazing stat, given the players they've had in the meantime. That day they beat the USSR, a team composed mostly of Ukrainian players and coached by the great Valeriy Lobanovskyi.
Ukraine have never beaten the Netherlands in international competition. They've met just twice, both in friendlies just over ten years ago, with the Dutch winning once and the other match ending in a draw.
Andriy Shevchenko is one of the Ukraine's greatest ever players, and has scored more goals than anyone for the national side. Now he's in charge of it, and looking to rekindle the halcyon days of 2006 when he fired them to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Since then, the Ukraine have only qualified for two tournaments; they crashed out in the first round of the Euros they co-hosted in 2012, before slumping to three miserable defeats in the group stage in France four years later.
So just where are the Dutch, exactly? Frank de Boer's team have been high profile absentees from recent international tournaments, but a home group stage here could be the springboard to propel them into the more familiar, latter stages of a major championship. They are generally ranked in the pack of teams just behind the favourites and could reach the quarters at least if they top Group C.
The major absentee for the Ukraine tonight is wide player Viktor Tsygankov, who has a knacked ankle and doesn't make the bench. Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko starts on the left of a midfield three, while up front Andriy Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Zubkov flank Roman Yaremchuk in attack.
Maarten Stekelenberg will start in goal for the Netherlands after Jasper Cillissen withdrew from the squad after a positive Covid-19 test. In the centre of defence Stefan de Vrij is now the focal point due to the long-term absence of Virgil van Dijk, but Matthijs De Ligt is not fit enough to join him today. The revitalised Memphis Depay, who scored six goals in qualification, leads the attack.
The Ukraine line up as follows, in a 4-3-3: Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko; Malinovsky; Sydorchuk, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Zubkov.
Here's your Dutch team for the evening:
Good evening! Welcome to live coverage of Netherlands versus Ukraine in Group C of the European Championship.
It’s the first of three home games for the Dutch at the Johann Cruyff Arena, as the continue to recuperate from missing out on Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. For the Ukraine, they’re looking to bounce back from a miserable Euro 2016 where they lost all three matches and didn’t even register a goal.
Two teams in need of some good news, then; let’s see how it pans out. Team news to follow from Amsterdam shortly.