BVB Stadion Dortmund
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WatkinsOllie Watkins
KaneHarry Kane
SimonsXavi Simons 
F. Zwayerwhistle
BVB Stadion Dortmund

Full-time: Netherlands 1-2 England

A late goal from substitute Ollie Watkins sends Harry Kane's England into the Euro 2024 final in Berlin. Spain await this Sunday - with kick-off at 9pm CEST. Whatever you do, don't miss it!
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Dutch do their best

The Netherlands chip a ball into the box, but England clear their lines with Bellingham taking the ball up the field and winning a free-kick in the opposing half.
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Yellow card

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Two substitutions per side

We are due to have another five minutes of stoppage time, with a potentially frantic end in sight...
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Wonderful Watkins!

Is that the goal to send England to Berlin? The England substitute holds the ball up superbly, twists and slots a brilliant shot past Verbruggen.
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Yellow card

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Ollie Watkins

Palmer over

Saka switches the play superbly to Shaw on the left flank, whose ball into the box doesn't find Watkins as intended, only for Palmer to latch onto it and lash high and wide from the edge of the area.

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Saka shown yellow

The England attacker fouls Gakpo and gets shown a yellow card.

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Dangerous Dutch break

The Netherlands charge down the left and the ball is turned in for Weghorst, but Guéhi is right in front of him and stops the Hoffenheim loanee last season from getting a shot away.



Double change

Two big names are taken off by Gareth Southgate, with Foden and Kane making way for Palmer and Watkins.

Saka sticks ball in net

Saka turns the ball in from Foden's cut-back, but the Manchester City forward was a fraction offside when receiving the ball, and it won't count.

Dutch doing more

The Netherlands are seeing a lot more of the ball now with momentum seemingly shifting their way. Xavi snatches a shot in the box and sends the ball into Pickford's hands.

Walker right on the money

Gakpo almost charges through on goal on a break, only for Kyle Walker to sprint across and take the ball from him with a perfectly timed sliding tackle.

Booking for Bellingham

The former Dortmund man goes into the referee's notebook for a foul on De Vrij.

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Tense stuff

The chances have dried up in the second half, with the Netherlands defending robustly and trying to test England with occasional aerial balls into the box.

Gakpo curler

Gakpo has the ball on the left and delivers a testing curling cross towards Weghorst at the far post that Pickford reaches to punch behind for a corner.

Pickford pulls out super save

A ball behind the England defence from a Veerman free-kick is met by Van Dijk in the box, and Jordan Pickford reacts superbly to stop him from close range.

Dutch delivery

The men in Orange now get a chance to dip the ball into the danger zone, with a ball aimed for Weghorst at the far post overhit and running out of play.

Walker blocked

England are continuing their stranglehold of possession, now getting the ball over to the right, where Kyle Walker's ball in is blocked.

Shaw service

England work the ball down the left for their substitute to cut a cross in intended for Harry Kane, but it doesn't clear the first defender.

Saka cut-back

The England winger plays a dangerous ball back from the byline through the box, but nobody can meet it.

England on the attack

Half-time substitute Luke Shaw clips the ball forward for Bellingham to chase, but the ball runs out of play before the former Dortmund man can get onto it.

The second half starts

The Netherlands get us going again, with both sides making one change each at the break.

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Half-time: Netherlands 1-1 England

It's all square at the break, with one Bundesliga star scoring for either side, both sides hitting the woodwork and England having more chances.
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Late Dutch rally

The Netherlands have their first attack in a while, leading to Aké heading behind in the box.

Trippier cross saved

A long England passing move sees the ball worked out to Trippier on the left, and his ball into the box is collected by Verbruggen. Three minutes of stoppage time are indicated.

Mainoo blocked

The play is all going towards the Dutch goal at the moment, with Mainoo hitting an effort that Aké blocks.

Foden has another go

The England attacker has been a real livewire and pops up again curling a shot towards the bottom corner from a Saka backheel.

England on the ball

The men in white are passing the ball around probing the Dutch defence, which is having to drop deep.

No shortage of entertainment

After the thrills of yesterday's first semi-final, there have been plenty of treats tonight already!

Depay down

The Dutch attacker goes down injured and has to be replaced by Veerman.

Foden onto the post!

Now Foden seeks to emulate Xavi, sending a superb curling effort towards the goal from 20 metres out. It beats Verbruggen but hits the left post.

Dumfries hits the crossbar!

After a strong period for England, suddenly the Netherlands threaten again. Walker slides to stop Malen getting the ball on the edge of the box and concedes a corner, which Dumfries leaps to head into the crossbar.

England combining well

Foden tries to tee up Bellingham on the edge of the box.

England dominating shot count

The Three Lions have hit five shots already, to the Netherlands' one - although that was some hit!
Goal attempts
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Foden off the line!

England almost take the lead as Phil Foden shimmies in the box and slots a ball past Verbruggen, only for Dumfries to clear it away from the line!

Kane's third goal of the Euros

The Bayern striker joins Dani Olmo and Jamal Musiala in the group of leading scorers in the European championships.

Kane levels!

He shoots, he scores - with a tidy penalty sent past Verbruggen's outstretched hands.

Harry Kane


Harry Kane

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Penalty to England

The challenge from Dumfries on Kane is penalised after a VAR check, and England have a chance to level.

England pressing

Saka has a shot blocked, and Kane smashes the ball over on the rebound when being challenged. VAR will check for a potential penalty...

Kane can hit them too

The Bayern striker tries to outdo Xavi with a dipping drive from 25 metres out, which is destined for the bottom corner of the net until Verbruggen dives to stop it.

Another Foden free-kick

It is switched to the left from the right of the target this time, where Declan Rice cuts it back at the far post, but the Netherlands clear.

Free-kick to England

The Three Lions try to respond immediately after Bellingham is fouled 20 metres out on his former home ground. Foden clips the free-kick in, and it's headed clear.

Simons stunner!

Xavi has raised the roof after a tentative start! The playmaker on loan at Leipzig last season wins the ball off Rice around 20 metres out and takes it to the edge of the area before smashing past Pickford and into the roof of the net.

Xavi Simons


Xavi Simons

Simons seeks Malen

The Leipzig playmaker pings a ball forward for Malen, but he can't beat Walker in the English defence.

Foden fouled

England win a free-kick just inside the Dutch half, but are unable to work it through the Dutch defensive line.

Malen offside

The Dortmund winger races to meet a long ball down the right but was standing offside.

Off we go!

The Netherlands start the second Euro 2024 semi-final.

National anthems

What a resounding rendition of both anthems - now the match is about to start....

Ready for lift off

Fans of both nations have noisily filled the stadium, with kick-off just minutes away!

Harry Kane's last visit to Dortmund went rather well...

The England captain scored a hat-trick for Bayern in his first ever Klassiker!

The players are out

Harry Kane and England emerged first to check out the scene of tonight's semi-final battle.

A sea of orange

The Dutch fans are outnumbering their counterparts from England tonight.

Weghorst waiting in wings

Wout Weghorst, who was on loan at Hoffenheim last season, has been a very handy weapon from the bench for Ronald Koeman throughout this tournament. Cole Palmer and Eberechi Eze impressed as substitutes in England's victory against Switzerland in the quarter-finals.

Can Malen make the difference?

The Dortmund winger certainly showed he can make telling contributions in the 2023/24 Bundesliga...

More on those teams

There's one change for each team. England keep the same 3-4-2-1 formation but bring in the previously suspended Guehi for Ezri Konsa. The Netherlands call upon Dortmund's Malen and drop Steven Bergwijn to the bench.

Netherlands starting XI

Verbruggen - Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk (c), Ake - Schouten, Simons, Reijnders - Malen, Depay, Gakpo

Netherlands subs

Bijlow, Flekken, De Ligt, Van de Ven, Frimong, Blind, Geertuida, Gravenberch, Wijnaldum, Veerman, Brobbey, Bergwijn, Zirkzee, Weghorst

England starting XI

Pickford - Walker, Stones, Guehi - Trippier, Rice, Mainoo, Saka - Bellingham, Foden - Kane (c)

England subs

Ramsdale, Henderson, Shaw, Alexander-Arnold, Konsa, Dunk, Gallagher, Toney, Gordon, Watkins, Bowen, Eze, Gomez, Palmer, Wharton

Home comforts

Three of today's players will feel very welcome when they walk out at Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion. Jude Bellingham, Ian Maatsen and Donyell Malen have all worn Black and Yellow. Malen is still a BVB regular, while Maatsen spent last season on loan, and Bellingham starred for the team 2020 to 2023.

Full squads to pick from

Both teams are without any suspensions or injury concerns heading into this one. Last time out England missed Marc Guehi due to two yellow cards, but the Crystal Palace defender is back available tonight.

Danger man

Cody Gakpo will be looking to move clear as the tournament's top scorer after Leipzig's Dani Olmo joined him on three goals last night. The Liverpool forward has been deadly coming in from the left hand side and has already matched his total from the 2022 World Cup.

More penalties?

Last time out England overcame Switzerland on penalties, and Oranje legend Wesley Sneijder is expecting more of the same. "I think England still haven't impressed with the top players they have," he said. "They've scraped through twice, but things could easily turn around now. So we certainly shouldn't underestimate them. I expect it to be 1-1 and that we win on penalties."

What's at stake

A final berth is up for grabs for today's victor and we already know who that is - Spain. Luis de la Fuente's side overcame France 2-1 in Munich last night thanks to goals from Lamine Yamal and Dani Olmo.

Bundesliga interest

There's are seven Bundesliga players to pick from in this match and England have the biggest one with Bayern Munich's Harry Kane. The Netherlands boast Jeremie Frimpong of Bayer Leverkusen, Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern and Donyell Malen of Borussia Dortmund, while Wout Weghorst, Xavi Simons and Ian Maatsen all spent last season on loan in Germany.

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Coaches' Corner

Ronald Koeman was full of praise for his Dutch side as he looks ahead to Wednesday night's semi-final in Dortmund, as he told -"...we're in the semi-finals with England, France and Spain. We are really proud. We had to suffer but it's a great success to get the opportunity to play in a semi-final." After a bumpy route to the semi-finals, Gareth Southgate was in a more reflective mood - "Our team has been under enormous pressure from the start and they did so well...We're through to our third semi-final in four attempts but that's not where we want it to end."

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Funnily enough, the most recent match up between these two sides was also a semi-final! However, this was a UEFA Nations League final in 2019, which saw the Dutch win 3-1 after extra-time thanks to goals from Matthijs De Ligt, Quincy Promes and an own goal from Kyle Walker. In the five friendlies that took place between the two before 2019, there were two draws, two wins for the Netherlands and one win for England.

How they got here: England

Despite unconvincing performances, England topped their group containing Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia before coming from behind to beat Slovakia in dramatic fashion in the round of 16. Following Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane's heroics, they faced an impressive Switzerland side in their quarter-final, which went all the way to penalties. Following a Jordan Pickford save from Manuel Akanji and five faultless English penalties, the Three Lions now face an exciting Dutch team for a place in the final.

How they got here: Netherlands

So far, the Netherlands have only failed to score in one game, which was against France in the group stages, and Cody Gakpo has looked like a threat in every game. Despite looking good going forward, Ronald Koeman's men finished in 3rd place in Group D behind France and Austria before defeating a tough Romania side 3-0 in the round of 16. In their quarter-final against Turkey, however, things were much more difficult as they had to come from behind to win 2-1 late on in Berlin.


Follow all of the build-up and live action from Netherlands vs. England on Wednesday (kick-off: 9pm CEST) in the second semi-final of UEFA Euro 2024!