Matthijs de Ligt during a game with the Netherlands


The unusual way in which De Ligt has entered the history of the European Championship

Published:28/06/2021 - 00:00h

Updated:28/06/2021 - 00:00h

De Ligt was the great 'enemy' of the Netherlands in the eighth of the European Championship. The defender was sent off, with a direct red card, and has entered the history books

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The Holland of Memphis Depay and Frenkie of Jong fell deleted of the Eurocopa this Sunday in hands of a surprising Czech Republic. The Dutch were the big dominadores of the meeting, but a played was decisive so that it changed, completely, the libreto of the party. The expensive changed him completely to the ones of Franck of Boer and the Czechs knew to take advantage of the opportunities to delete to one of the candidates to the title.

Although the 'oranje' was not fine in the creation of game and the verticality and direct game did not cost them to surpass to the rivals, the expulsion of Matthijs of Ligt, ten minutes after the beginning of the second part was the most decisive so that the Dutch went to rack and ruin. In the 52', Marlen had the opportunity to open the marker for his team and avoided the so much. In the following played, in an action without danger, began the nightmare.

The Czechs commanded a service to his star, Patrik Schick, the one who was intercepted by the central of the Juventus, that slipped and, to avoid that the Czech forward went only to the area girl, put the hand and detained the action. The referee showed him the yellow cardboard but from the VAR recommended him review the played he same because it deserved an expulsion. Like this then , Karasev approached to the monitor and finished commanding to the street to the player.

That was the conviction of the Dutch, that could not find in the field and saw like Holes and Schick annotated his goals for 'launch' to the quarter-finals of the continental tournament. However, the more resaltante is that Of Ligt has done "history" in Europe and has turned into the first player that goes expelled by VAR with red direct. A milestone that, of safe, the central had wanted to avoid.

Of Ligt assumed his responsibility

After the meeting, the defender gave the face and spoke on the defeat of his team and the influence that had his expulsion in the meeting. "The red card obviously marked the difference", said Of Ligt to 'US TV', aiming that "of course, feel us bad. Basically we lost the party by what did. It would not have to have left bounce the balloon".

The central recognised that it was the big manager of the defeat because "had the party under control" and, with his expulsion, went to rack and ruin. The captain of the 'oranje' Georgino Wijnaldum, by his part, explained that "after the red, had a feeling of impotence, was impossible presionar, could not take out the balloon. But even with eleven men, think that do not handle the plan of our rival", sentenced.

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