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Euro 2024 Results: Cody Gakpo and Donyell Malen Light Up, Netherlands Thrash Romania 3-0 to Reach Quarterfinals

Romania opened the scoring through Nicolae Stanciu's free kick. His shot in the 48th minute was immediately punched away by Dutch goalkeeper Verbruggen.

Memphis Depay failed to capitalize on a scramble in front of the Romanian goal in the 54th minute. His shot was blocked and went off target.

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Virgil van Dijk opened the opportunity for the Netherlands to add a goal in the 58th minute. His header from a corner kick hit the post to keep the score 1-0 for the Netherlands.

Cody Gakpo made a solo run before firing in the 62nd minute. His shot was still blocked and only resulted in a corner.

A minute later, Gakpo scored from a pass from Donyell Malen. However, he was caught offside so the score remained 1-0.

Memphis Depay should have scored in the 68th minute. His free-kick was well followed by the ground but it was still wide of the right side of the Romanian goal.

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Coming on in the 69th minute to replace Jordy Schouten, Joey Vermann immediately got a chance in the 74th minute. However, his shot from the left side was slightly wide to the right of the Romanian goal.

Up until the 80th minute, it was clear that the Netherlands played much better against Romania than when they lost to Austria in the Euro group stage. The number of shots increased from 11 to 18 even though the match was not over yet.

On the other hand, Cody Gakpo increased the Dutch's shots to 19 in the 80th minute. Unfortunately, his shot from the right side hit a Romanian player and went wide.

Cody Gakpo would be the best player for providing the assist for Donyell Mallen's goal in the 83rd minute. Cutting in from the left, he was still able to provide a short pass to Donyell Malen who just had to pass the ball into the Romanian goal to change the score to 2-0.

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Donyell Malen ended Romania's game with a goal in the 90+3 minute. Making a solo run, Malen successfully passed two Romanian players before firing a shot to Florian Nita's right which changed the score to 3-0.

Until the match ended, the Netherlands ensured the score remained unchanged 3-0 for their victory. Die Oranje proved that when they play better they can win convincingly.

Euro 2024 Results: Cody Gakpo and Donyell Malen Light Up, Netherlands Thrash Romania 3-0 to Reach Quarterfinals

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