Euro 2004: Czech Republic beat Holland

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

The Czech Republic have become the first team to reach the quarterfinals of Euro 2004 after a brilliant 3-2 win over Holland.

Aveiro, Portugal:

The Czech Republic have become the first team to reach the quarterfinals of Euro 2004 after a brilliant 3-2 win over Holland, in which they came back from being two goals down. The Netherlands couldn't have wished for a better start as goals from Wilfred Bouma and Ruud van Nistelrooy put them 2-0 up in the first 19 minutes. After Baros had restored parity, Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga was sent off. The 10-man Dutch were caught with a sucker punch in the 88th minute when Smicer tucked home Karel Poborsky's cutback. The Netherlands are third in the group with one point, one behind Germany. (With PTI inputs)

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