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Soccer-Netherlands edge out Ukraine in five-goal thriller

Soccer-Netherlands edge out Ukraine in five-goal thriller

14/6/2021 12:11:00 AM

Soccer-Netherlands edge out Ukraine in five-goal thriller

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands made an emphatic return to major tournament football by snatching a 3-2 win over Ukraine on Sunday in a thrilling Euro 2020 match after they looked to have thrown away a two-goal lead.

The Dutch had dominated large parts of the frenetic Group C match and deservedly went in front in the 52nd minute when captain Georginio Wijnaldum smashed a loose ball high into the net and striker Wout Weghorst doubled the advantage six minutes later with a scrappy finish.

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Dumfries had wasted a glaring chance to score the opening goal late in the first half when he missed the target with a glancing header but he more than made amends with his late strike, helped by erratic goalkeeping by Ukraine's Georgi Bushchan.(Reporting by Richard Martin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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