Denzel Dumfries’ 85th-minute winner helped Netherlands earn their first victory in a European Championship since 2008 by beating Ukraine 3-2 in Sunday's pulsating Euro 2020 group-stage game in Amsterdam.
both were close to scoring for the hosts in the first half, while
both threatened at the other end for the visitors.
After a goalless first half, Georginio Wijnaldum broke the deadlock for his side after seven minutes in the second half, pouncing on a loose ball to sidefoot in from 12 yards.
doubled their advantage six minutes later and put the Oranje in command.
However, Ukraine launched a comeback through a jaw-dropping curling effort from Andriy Yarmolenko before Roman Yaremchuk equalized with a close-range header.
But the game would ultimately be decided by
, who was at the center of Netherlands' first two goals. He scored the winner in the 85th minute, somehow directing a relatively tame header past Buschan to secure the hosts all three points.
Ukraine will take on
on Thursday, while Netherlands will face
later that day.