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Holland Women vs Portugal Women. Women's European Championship Group C.

Leigh Sports VillageAttendance6,966.

Holland Women 3

  • D Egurrola (7th minute)
  • S van der Gragt (16th minute)
  • D Van De Donk (62nd minute)

Portugal Women 2

  • C da Silva Costa (38th minute pen)
  • D Abreu Sousa Silva (47th minute)

Netherlands Women 3-2 Portugal Women: Danielle van de Donk's wonder strike helps Dutch beat Portugal

Report as Damaris Egurrola scored her third goal in six Dutch appearances; Stefanie van der Gragt doubled the Netherlands' lead; Carole Costa's spot-kick reduced arrears before Diana Silva drew Portugal level; Vivianne Miedema was missing after a positive Covid result

Danielle van de Donk celebrates scoring for Netherlands against Portugal
Image: Danielle van de Donk celebrates scoring for Netherlands against Portugal

Danielle van de Donk's superb strike gave the Netherlands a crucial 3-2 win over Portugal on Wednesday to move the defending champions top of the Women's Euro 2022 Group C table.

Damaris Egurrola gave the Dutch, whose camp has been hit by injury and illness this week, a seventh-minute lead with a fine angled header from a corner and they looked to be on their way to a comfortable victory when Stefanie van der Gragt headed in the second nine minutes later.

But Portugal - the second-lowest ranked team at the tournament - who had fought back from two early goals for a 2-2 draw in their opening game against Switzerland, again showed admirable resilience.

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Image: Damaris Egurrola (left) and Ana Borges battle for the ball

Carole Costa pulled a goal back from the spot, seven minutes before the break, after a lengthy VAR review decided that Diana Silva had been brought down by Dominique Janssen.

Then two minutes after the interval, Portugal drew level with Silva confidently heading home a fine cross from Costa.

The Netherlands thought they had immediately restored their lead through Jill Roord but her effort was ruled out for offside after another prolonged VAR review.

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Image: The Netherlands have four points from two games and top Group C from Sweden on goals scored

But a sublime finish from Van de Donk in 62nd minute decided the tie as the midfielder collected the ball on the edge of the box and curled a beautiful shot into the far corner.

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The Dutch, who are missing striker Vivianne Miedema after a positive Covid-19 result, are on four points from two games, level with Sweden, with Portugal and Switzerland trailing behind on a point apiece. Earlier, Sweden also claimed its first win as Hanna Bennison came off the bench to score with a thunderous shot in a 2-1 win against a Switzerland team also affected by illness.

What's next?

The Netherlands play Switzerland in their concluding group stage game at Bramall Lane, while Portugal will face off against Sweden, hosted at Leigh Sports Village. Both ties are scheduled to take place on July 17.

Follow Euro 2022 across Sky Sports

Keep up with all the latest from Euro 2022 across Sky Sports and Sky Sports News this summer.

Coverage will be anchored by Sky Sports WSL presenter Caroline Barker, alongside Jessica Creighton and Kyle Walker. Meanwhile, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Laura Bassett will give analysis throughout the tournament.

They will also be joined by experienced England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Manchester City defender Esme Morgan.

The pundits and presenters will work from the Sky Sports Women's Euro 2022 Mobile Presentation Bus, which will follow the Sky Sports News team around the country to the various stadiums where matches are being played.

In addition, Sky Sports' Essential Football Podcast will be rebranded for the tournament to Sky Sports Women's Euros Podcast from 21 June. Hosted by Charlotte Marsh and Anton Toloui, it will feature exclusive news and player interviews in addition to a strong programme line-up around the tournament.

Euro 2022: The groups...

Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland

Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland

Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland

Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland

Euro 2022: The schedule...

Group stage

Wednesday July 6

Group A: England 1-0 Austria

Thursday July 7

Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland

Friday July 8

Group B: Spain 4-1 Finland

Group B: Germany 4-0 Denmark

Saturday July 9

Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland

Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden

Sunday July 10

Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland

Group D: France 5-1 Italy

Monday July 11

Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland

Group A: England 8-0 Norway

Tuesday July 12

Group B: Denmark 1-0 Finland

Group B: Germany 2-0 Spain

Wednesday July 13

Group C: Sweden 2-1 Switzerland

Group C: Netherlands 3-2 Portugal

Thursday July 14

Group D: Italy vs Iceland - kick-off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium

Group D: France vs Belgium - kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium

Friday July 15

Group A: Northern Ireland v England - kick-off 8pm, St Mary's

Group A: Austria vs Norway - kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium

Saturday July 16

Group B: Finland vs Germany - kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK

Group B: Denmark vs Spain - kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium

Sunday July 17

Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands - kick-off 5pm, Bramall Lane

Group C: Sweden vs Portugal - kick-off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village

Monday July 18

Group D: Iceland vs France - kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium

Group D: Italy vs Belgium - kick-off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium

Knockout phase


Wednesday July 20

Quarter-final 1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B - kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium

Thursday July 21

Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B v Runners-up Group A - kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium

Friday July 22

Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D - kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village

Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C - kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium


Tuesday July 26

Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 3 - kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane

Wednesday July 27

Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 v Winners quarter-final 4 - kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK


Sunday July 31

Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 - kick-off 5pm, Wembley

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