The Czech Republic advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 European Championship after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Budapest, once again knocking out the European tulip national team.
Tomas Hole and Patrick Schick scored once in the second half against a Netherlands player who played with one less player for almost the entire second 45 minutes at Puskas Arena on Sunday.
In the quarterfinals, the Czech Republic will face Denmark on July 3 in Baku, which defeated Wales on Saturday in the next duel of the 1/8 finals.
The Czech Republic has proved to be a major enemy of the Netherlands in Europe, having beaten it 3-2 in 2004 with a comeback despite losing 2-0 in a group stage match, before denying it qualification for Euro 2016, defeating it in two qualifying matches.
The first half was calm, as both teams did not risk at all and did not create scoring chances.
The beginning of the second half also marked the turning point in this meeting.
Donyell Malen escaped the Czech defense and faced goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, who took the ball from him not allowing him to dribble and score in the 52nd minute.
Malen may be holding his head up now for the release of this case, because after this rare occasion, the Czech Republic came out on the attack and won the penalty kick which cost defender Matthijs de Ligt the exclusion from playing directly with a red card.
Referee Sergey Karasev only punished the Juventus defender with a yellow card, before being advised by the VAR room to review the incident.
Sergey changed his mind after reviewing the incident and expelling De Ligt from the game.
This gave great advantage to the Czech team, which took advantage of every opportunity.
It was not long before Moles broke the ice by scoring with his head after a rebound from the corner in the 68th minute, to give the Czech Republic the lead. Ten minutes before the end Schick sank the Netherlands doubling the lead.
He put the ball into the net from close range after an excellent penetration and assist by Holes, who took advantage of the large spaces in the Dutch defense.
The Czech Republic will face Denmark on July 3rd in Baku in the second quarterfinal of Euro 2020.