Netherlands vs Turkey LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Netherlands vs Turkey LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Netherlands vs Turkey LIVE!

An own goal by Mert Muldur completed a Netherlands comeback as they beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday to book a Euro 2024 semi-final meeting with England in Dortmund.

Turkey took the lead in the 35th minute after the Dutch failed to clear a corner, leaving Arda Guler to cross perfectly to the back post with his right foot for defender Samet Akaydin to head home.

Guler went close to adding a second early in the second half when he hit the post with a free-kick, and it was to prove a costly miss when Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij equalised with a powerful header in the 70th minute.

That goal gave the Netherlands the lift they needed, Muldur turning the ball into his own net under pressure from Cody Gakpo and the Dutch hung on despite a number of late opportunities for Turkey.

Netherlands vs Turkey highlights

  • GOAL! Akaydin heads Turkey ahead

  • GOAL! Dutch level via De Vrij

  • GOAL! Gakpo puts Netherlands ahead

Turkey players applaud their fans

22:14 , Marc Mayo

A truly excellent performance from Turkey on the pitch in all but one of their games, they leave with their heads held high and surely capable of making the next World Cup.

Arda Guler is a player we will be hearing a lot about in the coming years but he isn’t the only talented youngster amongst their ranks.

Up next for the Dutch...

22:07 , Marc Mayo

It is England! Dortmund is the destination for their semi-final on Wednesday at 8pm BST.

Watch the winning goal

22:01 , Marc Mayo

It’s been officially attributed to an own goal by Mert Muldur, rather than Cody Gakpo’s.



The Netherlands clear and the final whistle goes!

For the first time in 20 years, they are into the semi-finals!

Heartbreak for Turkey, what a credit to themselves they have been in this tournament.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 90+6 mins

21:54 , Marc Mayo

The offside flag goes up for Turkey and you sense that might be enough for the Netherlands...

Clement Turpin allows time for Turkey to win and take a free-kick, with a booking and red card now wafted at the Turkish bench.

here comes the last ball!

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 90+4 mins

21:52 , Marc Mayo

Cenk Tosun booked with another yellow card waved at the Turkish bench for some protests.

One minute to go as Micky van de Ven pumps a clearance high into the Berlin sky.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 90+3 mins

21:50 , Marc Mayo

Turkey have come alive but is it too little, too late?

A cross is headed by Stefan de Vrij against an attacker and it bounces out for a goal kick. Fortunate decision, that.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 90+2 mins

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Bart Verbruggen gets down low to parry a header!

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 90 mins

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Kerem Akturkoglu flashes a header wide at the far post! Right place, wrong player.

Five added minutes...

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 89 mins

21:47 , Marc Mayo

A header over from Turkey as they take Kaan Ayhan off for Besiktas forward Semih Kilicsoy. Another attacking move.

Cody Gakpo then breaks in behind and has a powerful volley saved!

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 87 mins


Dutch changes. Memphis Depay and Xavi Simons are replaced by Joshua Zirkzee and Jeremie Frimpong.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 86 mins

21:43 , Marc Mayo


A cross from the left evades the keeper and the shot is cleared!

Stefan de Vrij then denies Kerem Akturoglu’s attempt.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 84 mins

21:42 , Marc Mayo

Difficult header for Cenk Tosun to direct goalwards, running away from goal at the near post, and he sends it over the bar.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 83 mins

21:40 , Marc Mayo

Attacking move from Vincenzo Montella as Cenk Tosun comes on for the injured defender Samet Akaydin. Zeki Celik also on in a like-for-like change at right-back for Mert Muldur.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 80 mins

21:38 , Marc Mayo

A delay with Samet Akaydin down after a tangle with Micky van de Ven.

Looks like Turkey are summoning a substitute.

Watch Stefan de Vrij score the equaliser

21:38 , Marc Mayo

A cracking header but the defence disappeared.

Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | 77 mins

21:36 , Marc Mayo

It’s the turn of the Oranje to party in Berlin and Turkey, belatedly you have to say, turn to their bench.

Kerem Akturkoglu and Okay Yokuslu on and a cross from the right is easily held by the keeper.

GGGGOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Netherlands 2-1 Turkey | Gakpo, 76'

21:34 , Marc Mayo

Lovely Memphis Depay cross is hacked clear before it comes in from the right and CODY GAKPO bundles it home!

Netherlands 1-1 Turkey | 75 mins

21:32 , Marc Mayo

Well you have to fancy the Dutch now.

Turkey have been sitting in to defend a lead which has now gone and Memphis Depay boulders through to the byline to win a corner...


Netherlands 1-1 Turkey | 73 mins


Ronald Koeman had a triple change planned just before the goal.

Instead it’s two with Nathan Ake and Tijjani Reijnders off for Micky van de Ven and Joey Veerman.

GGGGGOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Netherlands 1-1 Turkey | De Vrij, 71'

21:28 , Marc Mayo

Great work from Cody Gakpo to trick his way towards the box and Wout Weghorst’s knockdown nearly lets him smack a shot goalwards with a bicycle kick.

The Netherlands come back with a ball to the far post and Weghorst wins a corner...

In comes the ball and STEFAN DE VRIJ heads home!

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 68 mins

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Denzel Dumfries’ wayward pass is collected by Baris Alper Yilmaz and he expertly wins a foul after holding off a defender.

He’d be some player in the Premier League...

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 66 mins

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Netherlands escape!

A poor free-kick falls for Kenan Yildiz, whose shot is saved and Wout Weghorst has to dive in with perfect timing to prevent the rebound being tucked home.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 64 mins

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Virgil van Dijk booked for fouling Baris Alper Yilmaz, lovely work from the Galatasaray forward to win the race to the ball and he gets clattered for his troubles.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 63 mins

21:21 , Marc Mayo

Constant whistles and jeers from the Turkish fans as the Netherlands build some gentle possession.

The Oranje then burst into the box and Memphis Depay’s shot is blocked, Ferdi Kadioglu misses a header but Turkey escape.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 60 mins

21:18 , Marc Mayo

Looping cross from Cody Gakpo... out of play. It’s not happened for him tonight and that effort earns a dirty look from Denzel Dumfries having made that futile run.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 58 mins

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Memphis Depay hits the target after a ball breaks for him from 20 yards, straight at the keeper.

Jerdy Schouten stays on the deck, he wasn’t happy with the challenge.

Just looks like Salih Ozcan tried to head the ball and might have caught him... worth noting the ball was only a foot off the ground!

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 56 mins

21:13 , Marc Mayo

Arda Guler lines up the free-kick and it smacks the post!

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 55 mins

21:12 , Marc Mayo

A yellow card for Nathan Ake as he shuts down a Turkey attack 20 yards from goal... was he the last man?

Just about not as he sent Arda Guler to the turf.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 51 mins

21:09 , Marc Mayo

Some Dutch pressure and possession early in the half, Turkey look happy not to chase the game to death at this stage - which is probably wise.

Nathan Ake picks out Wout Weghorst at the far post, the flag is up though as his knockdown evades Memphis Depay.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 47 mins

21:04 , Marc Mayo

Xavi Simons moves wide right with Memphis Depay now in behind Wout Weghorst.

Ronald Koeman wasting no time in rolling the dice, then. It’s vital they get the next goal.


21:03 , Marc Mayo

Wout Weghorst off the bench for the Dutch... off goes Steven Bergwijn.

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Watch Turkey's goal vs Netherlands

20:58 , Marc Mayo

An absolutely delicious delivery from Arda Guler!

Turkey excelling in Berlin

20:52 , Marc Mayo

Backed by a crowd which feels at least 80 per cent Turkish, Vincenzo Montella’s side have recovered from a shaky start to impress their authority on the game.

A well-worked goal has been the result of constantly testing the Dutch defence with direct balls and crosses, while Turkey’s backline has stiffened up since going ahead.

They are 45 minutes away from meeting the English in the final four...


20:47 , Marc Mayo

A cracking 45 minutes for Turkey and they lead through Samet Akaydin’s header!


Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 45 mins

20:45 , Marc Mayo

Huge roar from the Turkey fans as Ferdi Kadioglu launches into a super slide tackle on the touchline.

The Netherlands come forward as the board goes up for two minutes.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 44 mins

20:44 , Marc Mayo

The goal has injected fresh energy into Turkey’s previously wavy defensive shape.

Cody Gakpo tries to dink in a cross... flicks up off Arda Guler and the keeper grabs it.

Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 41 mins


Not much by the way of a response from the Dutch so far, bar Cody Gakpo popping up in an offside position in the box.

The Liverpool winger has been the Netherlands’ top performer at the Euros but has been kept quiet tonight, with Steven Bergwijn on the opposite flank fully absent.


Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | 37 mins

20:37 , Marc Mayo

Well, this is some atmosphere in Berlin and Turkey’s tails are up on the pitch too!

You can’t imagine that’ll be the only goal we get tonight, and Turkey are on the front foot to grab the next one...

GGGGOOOOAAALLLL!!!! Netherlands 0-1 Turkey | Akaydin, 35'

20:35 , Marc Mayo

Error from Denzel Dumfries to let the ball go out as it’s another Turkish corner.

Headed out to Arda Guler and that’s a great ball in...

HEADED HOME! Samet Akaydin with the goal!

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 34 mins

20:34 , Marc Mayo

Another decent Arda Guler corner whipped in and it evades everybody, Kenan Yildiz then fires way over from the edge of the box.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 32 mins

20:31 , Marc Mayo

Mert Muldur looks okay to continue and Xavi Simons gets just the yellow for his studs landing on his shin.

Hakan Calhanoglu on the free-kick, punched clear.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 30 mins

20:30 , Marc Mayo

Superb battle between Virgil van Dijk and Baris Alper Yilmaz as Arda Guler breaks to send the striker through.

Van Dijk just about wins this wrestle before Xavi Simons is really late with a challenge after a poor control and he’s booked.

VAR might like a second look at that...

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 25 mins

20:26 , Marc Mayo

Baris Alper Yilmaz nearly spins Virgil van Dijk but the Dutch captain makes himself big to knock the ball over for a corner.

A much better delivery this time... no one taps it home!

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 22 mins

20:21 , Marc Mayo

Hakan Calhanoglu aims a trademark shot from distance and it cannons off Virgil van Dijk’s face for a corner.

A chance to load the box in front of the Oranje corner of the ground and Bart Verbruggen easily claims the cross.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 20 mins

20:20 , Marc Mayo

Turkey are playing in a 5-4-1 with a deep defence and a midfield which is being completely overrun, owing to its total lack of desire to track back.

In fairness, the two young wingers plus playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu make up three of that midfield four and none of them are known for helping out the defence.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 16 mins

20:17 , Marc Mayo

A delay to treat Turkey’s Samet Akaydin after he picked up a knock diving to block a shot.

Looks like he’ll carry on, just as well as Turkey haven’t got many defenders left to replace him!

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 13 mins

20:13 , Marc Mayo

Xavi Simons pops up on the edge of the box and curls an effort comfortably over for Mert Gunok.

Lots of space for both teams to attack into already.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 11 mins

20:11 , Marc Mayo

Turkey have settled into the game now and Ferdi Kadioglu carries the ball away, although he ignores the runner free on the right wing.

A shot is slapped over the bar by Salih Ozcan.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 10 mins

20:10 , Marc Mayo

Turkey demand a foul as Stefan de Vrij and Baris Alper Yilmaz tussle over a high ball towards the 18-yard line. They both hit the deck, but nothing doing.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 7 mins

20:07 , Marc Mayo

Denzel Dumfries crosses from the right and Memphis Depay’s spin-and-shot is closed down.

Cody Gakpo then shoots wide from an offside position.

Tough start for Turkey...

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Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 4 mins

20:04 , Marc Mayo

Positive start from the Dutch with Turkey leaving plenty of space in the midfield.

Whistles from the huge bank of Turkish fans as they take a chance to sit on the ball and a little mazy run from Tijjani Reijnders is shut down.

Forward come Turkey on the break, cleared.

Netherlands 0-0 Turkey | 2 mins

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First chance with only 59 seconds on the clock!

Memphis Depay gets in through a crowd to slash a shot over. Good position, that.

Netherlands vs Turkey | Kick-off!

20:00 , Marc Mayo

Here we are then, the last of the Euro 2024 quarter-finals.

Who will join Spain, France and England in the final four?

Clement Turpin is our referee tonight and he blows the whistle to get the game underway!


Time for the national anthems

19:56 , Marc Mayo

We get going with ‘Istiklal Marsi’ of Turkey before the Dutch rendition of ‘Wilhelmus’.

Here come the teams!

19:54 , Marc Mayo

Time for Berlin to take centre stage as a packed house welcomes Netherlands and Turkey!

Why is Merih Demiral suspended?

19:52 , Marc Mayo

Turkey defender Merih Demiral will miss today’s Euro 2024 quarter-final tie against the Netherlands after he was hit with a two-game ban for his goal celebration in Tuesday’s win over Austria.

Demiral scored both goals in the 2-1 last-16 victory in Leipzig and celebrated the second of those by mimicking the shape of a wolf’s head with his fingers, a gesture linked with the Turkish far-right ultra-nationalist group known as the Grey Wolves.

The celebration prompted a huge backlash and was condemned by Germany’s interior minister, Nancy Faeser.

“The symbols of Turkey’s far-right extremists do not belong in our stadiums,” said Faeser.

UEFA have now concluded their investigation into Demiral’s celebration and he has been handed a two-game ban. European football’s governing body have, in total, hit the defender with four charges that has led to him being given such a suspension.

The charges relate to: failing to comply with the general principles of conduct, for violating the basic rules of decent conduct, for using sports events for manifestations of a non-sporting nature and for bringing the sport of football into disrepute.

Netherlands out to build on big win

19:50 , Marc Mayo

Netherlands' comprehensive win over Romania in their last match at the European Championship has given them a large dollop of confidence ahead of their quarter-final tie against Turkey on Saturday, coach Ronald Koeman said on the eve of the clash.

“It shouldn’t be that we need a defeat to spark a good performance and come out of our shell,” said Koeman.

“But we created a lot of chances and showed a lot of speed up front. It was a good game even if the opponent gave us a lot of room.

“This is a different opponent with different qualities. They have played with four at the back, but also with five. Just like the Romanians, they showed a lot of heart in how they play. But we are more worried about ourselves.

“We are playing in Berlin for a semi-final, a great opportunity to progress even further in the tournament. But we're not just going to romp to a win, that certainly won’t be the case. It's going to be a very difficult game.

“We’ve just got to be patient with the ball and keep possession. The Turks are very enthusiastic and good on the ball. They have also seen us against Romania and will probably look to have our measure.”

How Turkey got here

19:46 , Marc Mayo

One of the games of the tournament saw Turkey kick off with a 3-1 win over Georgia before they suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Portugal.

Needing only a point to qualify out of Group F, they held on in a thrilling encounter with Czech Republic before Cenk Tosun won it for them at the death.

In the last-16, they fought off a much-fancied Austria team to win 2-1 courtesy of a double by Merih Demiral and Merk Gunok’s incredible late save.

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How the Dutch got here

19:43 , Marc Mayo

Netherlands did not look great during the group stages.

Wout Weghorst came off the bench to score a late comeback winner against Poland in their opening game before a controversial VAR call denied them a similar victory over France.

They qualified in third place with a 3-2 defeat to Austria but bounced back by putting three goals past an average Romania team in the last-16.

The question is whether they are a flat-track bully or the real deal when the going gets tough…

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Semi-final opponents are named...

19:41 , Marc Mayo

It will be ENGLAND in the semi-final on Wednesday vs the winner of this game...

Turkish ambassador makes cheeky request

19:33 , Marc Mayo

Turkey's ambassador to Austria, Ozan Ceyhan, said he hoped fans would show moderation in their celebrations when - not if - they beat Netherlands tonight.

Turkey beat Austria in a thrilling last-16 tie in Leipzig on Tuesday, setting them up for a huge game in the German capital, which is home to an estimated 250,000 Turkish expatriates and their descendents.

"When we win the match against the Netherlands, I believe that maybe we won't need to bother our Austrian neighbours and friends with horns, unnecessary noise and ruckus. We can celebrate more quietly and calmly," Ceyhan told representatives of Turkish media in Vienna on Friday.

"I have not the slightest doubt that you, my fellow citizens, all Austrians of Turkish origin, will be moderate.

"Our Austrian friends beat the Netherlands [but] we also won the match we played with our Austrian friends. Now that we are playing against the Netherlands, I ask why shouldn't we win 3-2?"

To penalties in Dusseldorf...

19:28 , Marc Mayo

England and Switzerland have gone all the way!

Ronald Koeman sends Oranje warning

19:25 , Marc Mayo

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman says his side cannot afford to let their performance level drop as they eye a place in the semi-final.

After losing their final group game to Austria, Netherlands upped the ante in the last 16 against Romania and Koeman knows his side will have to match that level against Turkey.

"We started the tournament really well with a win against Poland and a draw against France," he said in his pre-match press conference. "We had a bad day against Austria.

"The last one was a really good level football wise and if we keep that level then it can be a really good tournament for us. But every match is difficult. All the big teams have struggled a little bit in different matches to win it.

"Even England scored in the last second, Portugal won by penalties. You have to fight for it, but the last one gave us a lot of confidence. We understand we need to keep that level.

"If we go down we won't reach what we would like to win."

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Turkish fury at Merih Demiral ban

19:20 , Marc Mayo

Turkey Football Federation president Mehmet Buyukeksi has called Merih Demiral's two-match ban "unlawful" and a "political decision".

Demiral is suspended for Turkey's Euro 2024 quarter-final against Netherlands after being sanctioned over a wolf salute he made towards the crowd during the last-16 match with Austria in Leipzig on Tuesday.

The salute is recognised as being linked to the far-right movement in Turkey but some dispute this and the punishment has not been well received, with Buyukeksi saying: "It will never be acceptable. We consider the two-match penalty given to our player Merih Demiral by the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee as an unacceptable, unlawful and political decision.

"The sign our player made during the goal celebration is not a political sign in any way, it is a sign that has been used by Turks for centuries and symbolises Turkishness.

"This penalty is never acceptable in this great organisation where our national team made history by eliminating Austria in the last-16 rounds of the 2024 European Championship and reaching the quarter-finals.

"Since the way to appeal and appeal to CAS is closed for suspensions of less than three matches, our right to appeal has been taken away from us with the two-match penalty. This biased and unfair decision has deeply disappointed our entire nation. Only the Turkish National Team is against all these injustices.

"We stand up not as an individual, but as a nation. I am sure that this unfair decision will encourage our passionate fans in Berlin, which we see as our second home, to stand behind our team, as they have done so far, stronger than ever, being careful against malicious provocations."

Still going in Dusseldorf

19:12 , Marc Mayo

We’re no nearer to discovering who will play the winner of Netherlands and Turkey, as in Dusseldorf England and Switzerland are tied at 1-1 and into the second half of extra-time...


As expected from Turkey

19:07 , Marc Mayo

Vincenzo Montella didn’t have the luxury of a settled first-choice XI in the groups but has found one now, albeit with the suspended trio of Orkan Kokcu, Merih Demiral and Ismail Yuksek today.

Hakan Calhanoglu and Samet Akaydin slot back in having themselves been banned last time out.

Salih Ozcan also comes into the midfield while young wingers Arda Guler and Kenan Yildiz will provide plenty of energy to the attack alongside the impressive Baris Alper Yilmaz.

Dutch unchanged

19:00 , Marc Mayo

Steven Bergwijn beats Donyell Malen to getting the nod on the right flank.

Turkey starting line-up

18:52 , Marc Mayo

Turkey XI: Gunok; Muldur, Akaydin, Bardakci, Kadioglu; Ozcan, Ayhan; Guler, Calhanoglu, Yildiz; Yilmaz

Netherlands starting line-up

18:52 , Marc Mayo

Netherlands XI: Verbruggen; Dumfries, Van Dijk, De Vrij, Ake; Reijnders, Schouten; Bergwijn, Simons, Gakpo; Depay

Netherlands vs Turkey | Countdown to kick-off

18:43 , Marc Mayo

Team news coming up next for this quarter-final.

Looks like extra-time will be required in Dusseldorf...

England hit back!

18:38 , Marc Mayo

England and Switzerland are now level in the other quarter-final courtesy of Bukayo Saka.

Daley Blind warns Oranje

18:37 , Marc Mayo

Dutch defender Daley Blind has warned his team-mates that the Euro 2024 showdown with Turkey will feel like “an away match”.

Turkey have lived up to their billing of dark horses to get this far and they have been backed by huge support. Around three million people of Turkish descent live in Germany, and it has led to their supporters dominating whatever stadium the team play in.

“It will be an away match, I think,” said Blind.

“The Turks will be there en masse — and they are passionate. It will be an emotional match. We have to be on our guard, be well prepared.”

Goal in Dusseldorf!

18:31 , Marc Mayo

Switzerland have the lead over England with just 15 minutes left to go, after Breel Embolo’s far-post finish...

Turkey 'pride' won't suffer from UEFA saga

18:29 , Marc Mayo

Turkey's pride will not be dented by the suspension handed to defender Merih Demiral for a political gesture when they continue their Euro 2024 campaign, coach Vincenzo Montella has said.

UEFA announced on Friday that the 26-year-old centre back, who celebrated a goal against Austria by making a "wolf" gesture with his fingers, would be suspended for two games. The gesture made by Demiral is linked to the "Grey Wolves", an ultra-nationalist youth branch of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which is an ally of President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party.

"We consider it unfair, this ban, because it was not a political gesture - it was interpreted as such, but it was just something that was not properly understood," Montella told reporters.

"But this will not put a break on Turkish pride. Actually, we will be more passionate, more proud. We want to make the country proud, and I'm sure we will all be highly motivated, and this goes for the fans as well."

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Head-to-head record

18:22 , Marc Mayo

The Dutch have the slight edge in terms of all-time head-to-head record, having thrashed Turkey 6-1 during their last meeting in World Cup qualifying back in September 2021, when Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick.

However, Turkey had won back-to-back meetings before that and were also beaten 6-1 by Austria in their previous match before exacting sweet revenge in Leipzig.

Netherlands wins: 6

Draws: 4

Turkey wins: 4

Match odds

18:15 , Marc Mayo

Netherlands to qualify: 4/7

Turkey to qualify: 5/1

Half-time in the other quarter-final

17:53 , Marc Mayo

It’s goalless between England and Switzerland in Dusseldorf. A better showing from the Three Lions but no breakthrough.


Big-match atmosphere in Berlin

17:49 , Marc Mayo

Both Turkey and Netherlands represented with lots of red and orange in abundance as fans head towards the Olympiastadion!

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Score prediction

17:43 , Marc Mayo

It’s been a little hard to get a read on the Netherlands at this tournament so far.

Dominant but wasteful against Poland, they needed Wout Weghorst to rescue a late victory off the bench before they looked flat in a goalless heavyweight draw with France but could have won again were Xavi Simons’ second-half goal not controversially ruled out.

Then their defensive frailties were fully exposed by Austria in a five-goal thriller, before they got a real confidence boost with a comfortable victory over an albeit middling Romania side.

It’s hard to know whether you can truly count them on the list of contenders, though in this half of the draw no one can be ruled out from making the final.

Turkey have been inconsistent too but shown real flashes of exciting quality led by talismanic youngster Arda Guler, outdueling debutants Georgia in a classic before being brushed aside by Portugal and leaving it very late to make their numerical advantage count against the Czech Republic, ahead of benefiting from a chaotic start against an out-of-sorts Austria.

We’re expecting a really entertaining affair here with plenty of action and incident, shaded by the Netherlands with Liverpool’s Gakpo no doubt enjoying a starring role once again.

Netherlands to win, 2-1.

Our prediction for the Turkey team

17:33 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Turkey XI: Gunok; Muldur, Akaydin, Bardakci, Kadioglu; Ozcan, Ayhan; Guler, Calhanoglu, Yildiz; Yilmaz

Early Turkey team news

17:26 , Marc Mayo

Turkey will welcome back influential captain Hakan Calhanoglu and defender Samet Akaydin against the Dutch after both players served one-match bans against Austria.

No fewer than 10 players ran the risk of suspensions in that game after a thoroughly ill-tempered final group game against the Czech Republic, with midfielders Orkun Kokcu - who limped off injured late on - and Ismail Yuksek both picking up second cautions of the tournament to rule them out this weekend.

Calhanoglu will come back in at the expense of Kokcu, though a replacement will be needed for Yuksek, with Borussia Dortmund’s Salih Ozcan likely to be recalled to partner Kaan Ayhan in deeper midfield.

Vincenzo Montella is likely to field both Akaydin and Abdulkerim Bardakci as a centre-back pairing, with Demiral now handed a two-game ban by Uefa for his goal celebration against Austria.

How we expect the Dutch to line up

17:20 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Netherlands XI: Verbruggen; Dumfries, Van Dijk, De Vrij, Ake; Reijnders, Schouten; Malen, Simons, Gakpo; Depay

Early Netherlands team news

17:13 , Marc Mayo

Ronald Koeman rolled the dice with a start for Steven Bergwijn against Romania with little impact, hooking the player at half-time in favour of Donyell Malen, who went on to score twice and surely cement his starting spot.

That is likely to be the only change for the Dutch on Saturday, with no players suspended and his team otherwise looking settled with no fresh injury concerns of note.

How to watch

17:05 , Marc Mayo

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the contest live online for free via the ITVX app and website.

Over in Dusseldorf...

16:59 , Marc Mayo

You may have noticed that this is, in fact, the second Euro 2024 quarter-final of the day.

First up in Dusseldorf is England vs Switzerland.

We’ll have the major updates from that game here as the winner will play the victors from Netherlands vs Turkey in the semis.

You can follow it live here!

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Netherlands vs Turkey LIVE!

16:55 , Marc Mayo

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Netherlands vs Turkey!

The Oranje are out to reach the semi-finals of a European Championship for the first time in 20 years whereas the Turks have only once previously gone so far.

But, having landed on the ‘easier’ side of the Euro 2024 draw tonight’s game will be a case of witnessing which surprise contender can reach the final four in Germany.

A rough group stage gave way to a solid win in the last-16 for Netherlands while Turkey have impressed in typically chaotic fashion.

Berlin’s Olympiastadion, the venue of the final, hosts this evening’s game with kick-off coming at 8pm BST.

Stay tuned for all the build-up, team news, match updates and reaction!

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