Goal galore! Netherlands snatch a dramatic win over Ukraine
Delyne Bosibori
5 months ago

A late first international goal for Denzel Dumfries secured a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 opener after Ukraine had fought back from two goals down.

Ukraine goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan frustrated the Oranje with a string of first-half saves, but his mistake gifted captain Georginio Wijnaldum the chance to open the scoring early in the second half.

Wout Weghorst added a second soon after in the Group C clash at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Sunday. But the 16,000 crowd was silenced when Ukraine struck twice in four minutes, through a screamer from Andriy Yarmolenko before Roman Yaremchuk capitalized on slack defending to seemingly salvage a point in Amsterdam.

However Denzel Dumfries provided a late twist with a well-placed header nodding home the winner only five minutes from time to make amends for missing a glorious first-half chance.