Euro 2024 latest: France 0-0 Netherlands as Mbappé-less Bleus regret missed chances

Euro 2024 latest: France 0-0 Netherlands as Mbappé-less Bleus regret missed chances

France and Netherlands get one point each and stay on top of Group D after a lively, albeit goalless game - the first 0-0 of Euro 2024.

The two football titans didn't hold back and produced one of the most entertaining starts of the tournament, with at least two great chances each in less than twenty minutes.

The Dutch increased the pressure in the second half but struggled to break through France's tight defensive lines. Les Bleus had the better chances overall, and caused great danger later on in the game, first with a shot by Marcus Thuram and then with a Tchouaméni header narrowly over the crossbar.

The biggest chance however came at 65' when Antoine Griezmann failed to score from close range thanks to a great left-leg save by Netherlands' goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen.

But tension kept running high on both sides as VAR denied the Dutch the lead following an offside by Denzel Dumfries at 71'.

Euro 2024 Group D
Euro 2024 Group D - Euronews
France's injured Kylian Mbappé watches on from the bench as France take on the Netherlands
France's injured Kylian Mbappé watches on from the bench as France take on the Netherlands - Ariel Schalit/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved
The orange wall of Dutch supporters at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena
The orange wall of Dutch supporters at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena - AP/Mathias Schrader

Poland 1-3 Austria: Austria's roaring victory bring Rangnick close to knockouts

Austria are back to their best as they convincingly brush off Poland 3-1 in Berlin.

Trauner's header opened the scoring early but Poland quickly found the leveller with Başakşehir's Krzysztof Piątek.

Leipzig's ace midfielder Christoph Baumgartner brought the Austrians back in front in the second half with a great finisher. Poland's attempts to equalise opened counterattack opportunities that led up to Austria earning and scoring a late penalty with Inter's Marko Arnautović, his third goal in three Euros editions - 2016, 2020 and 2022.

Poland however missed a massive opportunity to narrow the gap as Kamil Grosicki fired a good cross off the left post at 93'.

This is the first time Austria beat Poland in a major football competition, while Poland's defeat is the second consecutive one at Euro 2024, as the side remain with zero points in the group.

Poland - Austria: Gernot Trauner 9' (AUS), Krzysztof Piątek 30' (POL), Christoph Baumgartner 66' (AUS), Marko Arnautović 78' (penalty, AUS)

Austria's Gernot Trauner, left, scores the opening goal during a Group D match between Poland and Austria
Austria's Gernot Trauner, left, scores the opening goal during a Group D match between Poland and Austria - AP/Petr Josek
Austria's Marko Arnautovic (7) scores from the penalty spot during a Group D match between Poland and Austria
Austria's Marko Arnautovic (7) scores from the penalty spot during a Group D match between Poland and Austria - AP/Sunday Alamba

Ukraine 2-1 Slovakia: Ukraine get off the mark with class Yaremchuk finish

The situation in Grop E remains open to any scenario after Ukraine put on a brilliant comeback against Slovakia to earn their first three points at Euro 2024.

After beating Belgium in the first tie, Slovakia seemed on course to achieve their second consecutive win and land the knockouts, but Ukraine's reaction in the second half overturned the score.

The Ukrainians burst with joy at minute 80' when Roman Yaremchuk netted the 2-1 after a class first-touch and finish.

Belgium will try to reach the other three group contenders at three points when it face off against Romania at 21.00 on Saturday.

Ukraine 2-1 Slovakia: Ivan Schranz 17' (SLO), Mykola Shaparenko 54' (UKR), Roman Yaremchuk 80' (UKR)

Euro 2024 Group E
Euro 2024 Group E - Euronews
Roman Yaremchuk scores Ukraine's 2-1 against Slovakia
Roman Yaremchuk scores Ukraine's 2-1 against Slovakia - AP/Alessandra Tarantino
The Ukrainian team and their fans celebrate the nation's first victory at Euro 2024 against Slovakia
The Ukrainian team and their fans celebrate the nation's first victory at Euro 2024 against Slovakia - AP/Martin Meissner