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Euro 2024: Netherlands cruise into quarter-final, thrash Romania 3-0

Romania’s Cinderella run is over at the ongoing Euro 2024 after being sent packing by Netherlands in the round of 16.

Cody Gakpo opened the floodlight of goals before Donyell Malen scored twice in the second half as the Netherlands defeated Romania 3-0 to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of Euro 2024.

 

Gakpo scored for the Dutch in the 20th minute and later assisted Malen for the second goal late in the second half and would latwr add the third to increase his tally on the evening.

Despite their recent struggles in world tournaments, the Dutch could have increased their goal margin further. Romania, who topped Group E, were unable to make an impact in what was only their second European Championships knockout match since their 2000 quarter-final against Italy.

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