The Puskas Arena in Budapest will be the venue when the Netherlands and the Czech Republic do battle for place in the last eight of Euro 2020.
The Czechs were scrappy in the group phase and barely escaped the group containing England and Croatia. They moved ahead as one of the best third-placed sides and now face the most prolific team in the competition as the Dutch won all three games and scored the most goals in the process.
Some consolation for the Czechs is their steady record against the Orange … from their last 11 outings, they have five wins including their last two matches.
The Dutch have ended their struggles of the last decade or so with a number of key players now finding form.
Memphis Depay, unwanted at Manchester United and now en route to Barcelona, has been in sublime form from qualifying to now. He netted against Austria and scored against North Macedonia to go with two goal assists in the same game.
Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has also found his best game in the championships and bagged a brace against the rout of North Macedonia.
Luuk de Jong has left the Dutch camp through injury while Donyell Malen may start with Depay in attack. Defender Jan Boril is unavailable for the Czechs.
Patrik Schick is the star man to watch for the Dutch defense as he netted all of Czech’s goals so far. They have a bleak record in the proper competition with just two wins from seven tries.
The winner will head to Baku to play Wales or Denmark in the quarter-finals on 3 July.