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Welcome to this European Championship live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Sam Blom and I will keep you informed of all developments around the European Championship.

Lots of fun!

  • LIVE:

  • Ukraine-North Macedonia 2-0

  • Program:

  • 6 p.m.:

  • Denmark-Belgium (Group B)

  • 21.00 o'clock:

  • Netherlands-Austria (Group C)

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43 'A classic dive by Mykola Shaparenko, who tries to decorate a penalty for Ukraine.

The Argentine referee Rapallini does not fall for it and shows the left attacker a yellow card.

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40 'Whew, North Macedonia escapes the 3-0 there.

Karavaev's low, hard cross is reversed and Dimitrievski finds the ball under his body just in time.

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39' Goal North Macedonia rejected!

Goran Pandev finishes beautifully with a marker, but the flag then goes up and that is hardly justified.

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34' GOAL Ukraine! 


Five minutes after the opening goal, Ukraine doubles the lead.

Yarmolenko sends Roman Yaremchuk away and the striker does a good job this time: he slides the ball into the short corner.

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This goal by Yarmolenko is also good news for the Orange: if Ukraine does not lose this afternoon, the Netherlands can already secure the group win tonight with a win over Austria.

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29' GOAL Ukraine! 


There's the long-awaited opening goal!

Andriy Yarmolenko first encounters Dimitrievski, but from the following corner he can tap the ball in at the far post.

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21 'Ukraine is trying to destroy the defense of North Macedonia at a high pace, but in the final phase it often just doesn't fit.

Yarmolenko gets the opportunity to cut to his left leg after an outbreak, but Musliu manages to block his shot.

Yarmolenko was brilliantly accurate against the Netherlands.

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Ukraine started the game strongly and already had a good chance to open the score via Yaremchuk, but the attack leader failed to pull the trigger.

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16 'North Macedonia seems to have survived the first Ukrainian storm and is starting to report more.

A low cross from the right is worked into the side net by Elmas.

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15 'The Macedonians were there for the first time, but Enis Bardi's attempt is blocked and Boban Nikolov then produces a rejection.

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11 'Chance for Ukraine!

Roman Yaremchuk cleverly turns away and can continue towards the Macedonian target.

The striker of AA Gent can print, but chooses to go to Malinovskyi.

However, that pass is intercepted.

In this way, Ukraine's opening goal is not long in coming.

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7 'Ukraine is starting to increase the pressure.

Ruslan Malinovsky gets the first real opportunity, but Dimitrievski turns the ball into the short corner.

Yaremchuk just missed the corner that followed.

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3 'The first goal attempt comes from the foot of right back Oleksandr Karavaev.

After Macedonian goalkeeper Dimitrievski boxed the ball away, Karavaev volleyed over.

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Kick off! 

Ukraine and North Macedonia are hunting for the first points at this European Championship.

For the Macedonians, that would be the first points ever in a final round.

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The players come onto the field and in North Macedonia Goran Pandev leads the way.

He has just reported in the players tunnel and can therefore start, despite the premature termination of the warm-up.

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Ukraine fans are ready in Bucharest.

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Goran Pandev seems to have slipped in the warm-up and has disappeared into the catacombs.

So it remains to be seen whether the Macedonian eye-catcher will be kicking off in fifteen minutes.

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Orange therefore has an interest in the loss of points from Goran Pandev's North Macedonia.

If the Macedonians fail to beat Ukraine, the Netherlands will be crowned group winner tonight with a win over Austria.

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The Arena Nationala in Bucharest is slowly filling up.

Thirteen thousand supporters are allowed to be present in the stadium.

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National coach Andriy Shevchenko changes Ukraine in two places compared to the defeat against the Netherlands (3-2). Taras Stepanenko and Mykola Shaparenko start in midfield. That is at the expense of Oleksandr Zubkov and Serhiy Sydorchuk.

The Macedonian national coach is making one change: striker Aleksandar Trajkovski has lost his starting spot to midfielder Stefan Spirovski, meaning Eljif Elmas is expected to form the striker duo with Pandev.

Ukraine line-up: 

Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Stepanenko, Shaparenko, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Malinovskyi.

North Macedonia line-up: 

Dimitrievski; Nikolov, Ristovski, Velkovsky, Musliu, Alioski; Ademi, Spirovsky, Bardi; Pandev, Elmas.

a few seconds ago

Slovakian defender Denis Vavro has tested positive for the corona virus, national coach Stefan Tarkovic confirmed at a press conference.

A member of the guidance staff is also infected.

Both are in self-isolation.

According to Tarkovic, Vavro, who did not play in the first group match against Poland (1-2 win), shows no symptoms.

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Ukraine and North Macedonia both lost their first group match.

Ukraine, of course, lost to the Netherlands 3-2, while North Macedonia lost 3-1 to Austria in its final tournament debut.

The 37-year-old Goran Pandev did write history by writing the first Macedonian goal at a European Championship or World Cup.

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We can slowly start working on the first game of the day and that is also an important one for the Dutch national team.

Ukraine and North Macedonia will face each other in Bucharest and if North Macedonia does not win, the Orange squad can secure the group win against Austria tonight.

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In our last home game against Austria, @sneijder101010 did this 🤩 #NEDAUT


AuthorOnsOrangeMoment of places11:30 - 17 June 2021

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Austria is still training at the Ajax training complex in the run-up to tonight's game against the Orange.

📍 @AFCAjax |

#AUT #EURO2020 https://t.co/ZREgoqvrOI


AuthorÖFB - oefb.atMoment of places09: 11 - 17 June 2021

a few seconds ago

Simon Kjaer has reacted for the first time after the events surrounding Christian Eriksen. Kjaer played an important role as captain. He prevented Eriksen from swallowing his tongue, formed a human wall with his players to shield Eriksen and also comforted Eriksen's girlfriend.

"The moment was a shock that will always be a part of me - and all of us -. All that matters is that Christian is okay. I'm proud of how we've done as a team and how we stood side by side in these difficult times. I am touched and very grateful for all the support."

"We are going to play against Belgium with Christian in our hearts and minds. It gives us peace of mind, allowing us to focus on football. We are going to play for Christian and as always for all of Denmark. That is the biggest thing for all of us." motivation."

And in English: My words.



Author Simon KjærMoment of places10: 55 - June 17, 2021

a few seconds ago

Following Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba, Manuel Locatelli, Italy's star last night, also replaced a bottle of Coke with a bottle of water.

In Pogba's case, it was a bottle of beer.


Manuel Locatelli is the latest player to replace a fizzy drink sponsor with water at #ITA's post match press conference following their win over #SUI


AuthorSky Sports NewsMoment of places07: 29 - 17 June 2021

a few seconds ago

De Boer: 'The Netherlands-Austria will not be an easy game'

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UEFA has made a video for Christian Eriksen, which includes all 23 other countries with a statement of support.

On behalf of the Netherlands, national coach Frank de Boer addresses his former pupil at Ajax.


Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris, Milan Skriniar og mange flere sender hilsner til Christian Eriksen.

🇩🇰UEFA har lavet denne fantastic video til Christian Eriksen med hilsner fra the 23 øvrige lande til EM, dommergruppen og UEFA's præsident.

And meget fin gestus!



AuthorDBU - En Del Af Noget StørreMoment of places09: 53 - June 17, 2021

a few seconds ago

The UEFA doctor who resuscitated Christian Eriksen on the pitch after his heart attack has



in the German media 

about the moment Eriksen came around again.

"That was a very emotional moment. About thirty seconds after using the defibrillator, he opened his eyes and I was able to speak to him."

"I asked Eriksen if he had regained consciousness. 'Yes, I'm back among the people,' he replied. 'Damn, I'm only 29 years old.'

That's when I knew he hadn't suffered any brain damage and we got him all the way back."

12 minutes ago

European Championship update: De Ligt back in the starting line-up, but who will be on the bench?

29 minutes ago

A striking training exercise in North Macedonia.

Whether this will help beat Ukraine this afternoon remains a question mark.


🇲🇰 North Macedonia training, cone race edition 😀 @ffmmkd |



AuthorUEFA EURO 2020Moment of places09: 02 - 17 June 2021

36 minutes ago

Back to Rome for a moment, where Italy impressed again last night and recorded another well-signed 3-0 win, this time over Switzerland. 

La Gazzetta dello Sport 

raves about Roberto Mancini's team.

"The national coach has created a group that is so unified that it masks individual limitations. A group in which many good players can give more than at their clubs. Take Locatelli, who had a great season with Sassuolo, but his game in the national team. has been able to give an extra dimension. Italy seems to be able to beat anyone."

an hour ago

Will we see Memphis Depay cheering like this tonight?

Then it is to be hoped that he does not already have a yellow card in his pocket...


Dutch celebrations incoming❓Memphis Depay 😅 @Memphis |

@OnsOrange |



AuthorUEFA EURO 2020Moment of places08: 11 - 17 June 2021

an hour ago

In addition to the Netherlands, even more countries can qualify for the eighth finals, following Italy.

Where the Orange is certain of a place in the last sixteen with a win over Austria, the same applies to Austria the other way around.

A victory over the Netherlands is enough.

Belgium can also join the best sixteen European countries tonight.

For that, the Belgians have to beat Denmark (kick-off at 6 p.m.).

2 hours ago

The Danish federation has released a new update on the situation surrounding Christian Eriksen.

After his heart attack in the game against Finland, it was decided that he should get an ICD device, a built-in defibrillator.

This device intervenes in dangerous cardiac arrhythmias, such as the arrhythmia Eriksen had that caused his heart attack.

Update regarding Christian Eriksen.Danish version in next tweet.


AuthorDBU - En Del Af Noget StørreMoment of places07: 47 - June 17, 2021

2 hours ago

A birthday boy at Orange today: Jurriën Timber turned twenty.

Does the defender celebrate his birthday with a starting spot, or is he the victim of Matthijs de Ligt's return?

𝟐𝟎 𝐘𝐑𝐒 🥳Let's make it an unforgettable one, @JurrienTimber!



AuthorOnsOrangeMoment of places07: 45 - 17 June 2021

2 hours ago

Although the Netherlands needs the help of Ukraine to be crowned group winner today, the Orange squad can qualify for the eighth finals on its own.

A win over Austria is enough for that.

2 hours ago

Less good omen: Exactly four years later, the Orange squad lost 2-1 to Portugal at the European Championship 2012, thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo.

With that, Bert van Marwijk's team was permanently eliminated.


🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo put on a masterclass as Portugal beat the Netherlands 2-1 #OTD at EURO 2012 🔥🔥🔥 #EURO2020 |



AuthorUEFA EURO 2020Moment of places06: 23 - 17 June 2021

2 hours ago

A good omen: On this day in 2008, the Netherlands won 2-0 against Romania at the European Championship in the last group match, partly due to this beautiful goal by Robin van Persie.


🇳🇱 Vintage @Persie_Official #OTD at EURO 2008 🚀 #EURO2020 |

#ENG |

@Our orange


AuthorUEFA EURO 2020Moment of places05: 35 - June 17, 2021

2 hours ago

Thursday 16 June may just be the day that the Netherlands will qualify as group winner after two matches for the eighth finals of the European Championship.

If the Orange wins against Austria and North Macedonia does



against Ukraine, then the group


is a fact.

yesterday at 21:59

European Championship update: De Ligt back in the starting line-up, but who will be on the bench?

yesterday at 21:48

One of the sixteen places in the eighth finals has been given to Italy.

Will the Netherlands also join the last sixteen after the duel with Austria in the Johan Cruijff ArenA tomorrow?

yesterday at 21:37

De flesjes met drinken staan de laatste tijd in het middelpunt van de belangstelling op de persconferenties. Bij Paul Pogba en Cristiano Ronaldo was het nog negatieve aandacht, maar de Russische bondscoach Stanislav Tsjertsjesov heeft wél zin in een flesje cola.

Avatar AuteurOut Of Context FootballMoment van plaatsen18:01 - 16 juni 2021

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