Euro 2024 live: Turkey & Netherlands into quarter-finals plus England latest (2024)

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Summary Live Reporting Melchiot on Liverpool forward Gakpo's differing form for club and countrypublished at 09:54 3 July09:54 3 July Guler joins exclusive clubpublished at 09:45 3 July09:45 3 July 'When your city is quiet, you know you’re at a good place'published at 09:40 3 July09:40 3 July Postpublished at 09:32 3 July09:32 3 July 'A game which once again will guarantee you goals'published at 09:29 3 July09:29 3 July Netherlands a 'very tough game' for Turkeypublished at 09:26 3 July09:26 3 July Postpublished at 09:25 3 July09:25 3 July 'People of Turkey are now happy and proud of their team'published at 09:21 3 July09:21 3 July Postpublished at 09:17 3 July09:17 3 July Austria didn't take their chancespublished at 09:13 3 July09:13 3 July Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 09:09 3 July09:09 3 July Thomas Pete Andy Gunok will 'never forget' last-minute savepublished at 09:02 3 July09:02 3 July Get Involvedpublished at 08:54 3 July08:54 3 July Jason Rob Postpublished at 08:53 3 July08:53 3 July Which save is best - Banks or Gunok?published at 08:48 3 July08:48 3 July Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 08:41 3 July08:41 3 July Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 08:33 3 July08:33 3 July John, Sheffield 'That is his job'published at 08:25 3 July08:25 3 July Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 08:19 3 July08:19 3 July Chris 'One of the best saves I saw with my own eyes'published at 08:13 3 July08:13 3 July
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Summary

  • Recap Ivan Toney press conference

  • Build-up to England's Euro 2024 quarter-final against Switzerland on Saturday

  • Reaction as Turkey and Netherlands complete last eight line-up

  • Other quarter-final matches: Germany v Spain & Portugal v France

  • Get Involved: #bbcfootball, via WhatsApp on 03301231826 or text 81111 (UK only, standard message rates apply)

Live Reporting

Craig Nelson, Sarah Rendell, Martin Dougan, Tasnim Chowdhury & Tyrese King

  1. Melchiot on Liverpool forward Gakpo's differing form for club and countrypublished at 09:54 3 July

    09:54 3 July

    Romania 0-3 Netherlands

    BBC 5 Live Breakfast

    More from former Netherlands defender Mario Melchiot, speaking earlier on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, about the difference in Cody Gakpo's performance for the Netherlands and Liverpool: "You know what the thing issometimes? Liverpool is a big club, regardless of if I didn’t play there, I stillknow it is a big club. And sometimes, when you go there, to implement yourselfin it, it takes some work.

    "That doesn’t mean the Holland national team iseasy, but you have to remember Gakpo was a captain of PSV and he led the line for them on the left side. He’s played all thepositions he’s playing for Holland and the trust they have in him is the sameat PSV.

    "Now when you go to Liverpool, you have to start all over again. So that’swhy I see the difference in the way he plays and his belief and the confidence.

    "I think it just comes down to can he bring this form to Liverpool because theneverybody will understand what kind of player he is. If he can’t do that, thenpeople will question, is this the Gakpo from Liverpool or a different one? No - it’s the same Gakpo."

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  2. Guler joins exclusive clubpublished at 09:45 3 July

    09:45 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    Turkey midfielder Arda Guler has become just the third teenager to score and make an assist at a men's European Championship, according to Opta.

    The 19-year-old Real Madrid forward scored against Georgia in Turkey's opening match and added an assist in their last-16 victory over Austria.

    Who are the other two teenagers, I hear you ask? Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, who both achieved the feat in Euro 2004.

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  3. 'When your city is quiet, you know you’re at a good place'published at 09:40 3 July

    09:40 3 July

    Romania 0-3 Netherlands

    BBC 5 Live Breakfast

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    The Netherlands had struggled for form and qualified for the knockout stages third in their group, behind Group D winners Austria and runners-up France.

    But Cody Gakpo's first-half strike and two late goals from substitute Donyell Malen ensured their progress past Group E winners Romania.

    Former Dutch defender Mario Melchiot told BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast he was expecting a tougher game: "I’m telling you, it was a great moment because when the gamekicked off, it was like Romania was pushing them back. The way thatthey were pressing Holland...I was like 'OK, this is going to be a tough game'.

    "I expected it to be atough game, of course. Then they dropped off, it didn’t become easy, but itbecame easier and I thought that it would open up for Holland quite a lot because thatis when they started to attack.

    "The way [Cody] Gakpo took his goal, that went right throughthe middle of Romania, got the ball wide, took his defender on and slid it in...and it was like, when your city is quiet, you know you’reat a good place."

  4. Postpublished at 09:32 3 July

    09:32 3 July

    It is worth noting at this point that the winner of the Turkey v Netherlands quarter-final will play either Switzerland or England in the last four in Dortmund in a week's time (Wednesday, 10 July)...

  5. 'A game which once again will guarantee you goals'published at 09:29 3 July

    09:29 3 July

    Netherlands v Turkey (Sat, 20:00 BST)

    Chris Sutton
    Former Blackburn striker on the Football Daily podcast

    What do we know about the Netherlands, [Cody] Gakpohas looked exceptional in this tournament.

    Memphis Depay will score eventually, he has to, he’s missed so manyopportunities. They have some really talented players.

    [Turkey v Netherlands] it's such an interesting game because of the way Turkey play, because of the way the Netherlands play, and it’s a game which once again will guaranteeyou goals.

  6. Netherlands a 'very tough game' for Turkeypublished at 09:26 3 July

    09:26 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    Burak Abatay
    BBC Türkçe on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Netherlands are a bigger team, they're a favourite of this tournament like England, France or Germany and it's going to be a very tough game for Turkey.

  7. Postpublished at 09:25 3 July

    09:25 3 July

    So what next for Turkey?

    The country reached the semi-finals of the 2008 European Championship, which was held jointly by Austria and Switzerland, where they lost a thrilling last-four encounter 3-2 against Germany.

    To at least replicate that run, Turkey must overcome the Netherlands, who sparked into life with a 3-0 win over Romania in Tuesday's early game...

  8. 'People of Turkey are now happy and proud of their team'published at 09:21 3 July

    09:21 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    Burak Abatay
    BBC Türkçe on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was amazing in the stadium, the fans, the players.

    Vincenzo Montella's tactics against Austria really worked and the people of Turkey are now happy and proud of their team because in Turkey football is the great passion of the country.

    Turkish players do this all the time, I don't know how it happens but in the last minutes of the games when Turkey are ahead are very exciting.

    This last game [of the round of 16] was one of the most exciting in this tournament and something similar happened in the games against Georgia and Czech Republic.

    Either someone has scored in the last minute or has made a critical save.

    Turkey also did this in 2008.

  9. Postpublished at 09:17 3 July

    09:17 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    Click play below for more analysis from BBC Sport pundits Martin Keown and Dion Dublin on Turkey's "remarkable" win over Austria...

  10. Austria didn't take their chancespublished at 09:13 3 July

    09:13 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    Daniel Bachmann
    Watford's Austrian goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Austria went into the game as favourites but Turkey put in an incredible shift. The game was as expected, Austria dominated the game by creating a lot of chances but didn't take them. Obviously Turkey took theirs.

    The first goal was a bit of a shambles from an Austria point of view, the defender tries to clear it but scuffs it, hits his own player and then the goalkeeper panics because he could have just picked the ball up really.

    All credit to Turkey though because Austria played a decent game, created a lot of chances but Turkey's defence was incredible.

  11. Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 09:09 3 July

    09:09 3 July

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    Not the best save, and it wouldn't even be allowed anymore because of how far off his line he was but Jerzy Dudek's winning save in the 2005 Champions League final penalty shootout will probably always be my most memorable. Allison's late one against Napoli in 2019 to secure qualification from the group was huge as well.

    Thomas

    Best save I've seen live was Jerzy Dudek's from Andriy Shevchenko at point-blank range in the Istanbul Champions League final. Even though he probably didn't know much about it, it was just instinctive, but we wouldn't have won the CL if it wasn't for moments like that.

    Pete

    Dudek vs Shevchenko CL final 2005. Extra-time and Dudek had already conceded three goals in 45 mins.

    Andy

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  12. Gunok will 'never forget' last-minute savepublished at 09:02 3 July

    09:02 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    Daniel Bachmann
    Watford's Austrian goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Those are the moments that we train for every day. The timing ofthe save, not just the technicality of it but the timing of it for your countryin a major tournament is what goalkeepers train for, to make these types ofsaves in these moments.

    Honestly, I get goosebumps thinking about it becauseI love being a goalkeeper, I love making saves and I can't imagine the feeling Mert Gunok got from that.

    It happens a lot when you make an absolute worldie of asave but concede from the corner. So once that was cleared the feeling he musthave got knowing he just saved his country and got them into the quarter-finalwith that incredible save. He'll never forget that.

  13. Get Involvedpublished at 08:54 3 July

    08:54 3 July

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    OK it was a good save, but am I the only one who thinks it's a save he should make? It's near enough straight at him and I think he should save it. For me it's a good save and nothing more.

    Jason

    It’s a slow, chest level header into the middle of the goal. Completely average save.

    Rob

  14. Postpublished at 08:53 3 July

    08:53 3 July

    A bit of perspective and balance coming up from BBC Sport readers Jason and Rob, who clearly are in the "he should have held it" camp when it comes to Mert Gunok's save for Turkey...

  15. Which save is best - Banks or Gunok?published at 08:48 3 July

    08:48 3 July

    Euro 2024 live: Turkey & Netherlands into quarter-finals plus England latest (5)Image source, Getty Images

    Want to compare the two saves?

    Click on this link to watch Gordon Banks' incredible stop to deny Pele during England's group game against Brazil at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

    Then take another look, below, at Turkey goalkeeper Mert Gunok's last-gasp save to deny Austria.

    Let's do an unscientific poll - click thumbs up if you think Banks' save is better, or thumbs down if you believe Gunok shades it.

  16. Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 08:41 3 July

    08:41 3 July

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    BBC Sport readers were quick to get in touch on Tuesday night in awe of Mert Gunok's save for Turkey, which ensured Austria would not take their absorbing last-16 tie into extra-time:

    Andy: You can watch football for as long as you want and I don't think you'll see a better save than that. Easily up there with the best saves ever. Incredible.

    Andrew: Mert Gunok with the perfect Peter Schmeichel tribute act at the death.

    JMG: That was an absolutely stunning save. In fact, stunning doesn't even do it justice. To pull that off in the 95th minute, my word.

    Steve: The photo of that save by Gunok doesn't do it justice! Absolutely brilliant. It will probably end up in most top saves of all time lists in the future!

    Click here and scroll down the page to rate Gunok's save - from "he should've held it" at the bottom of the scale to "right up there with Banks" at the top.

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  17. Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 08:33 3 July

    08:33 3 July

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    Seaman v Peschisolido in the FA Cup semi-final. Both incredible and annoying in equal measures.

    John, Sheffield

    Euro 2024 live: Turkey & Netherlands into quarter-finals plus England latest (7)Image source, Getty Images

    That's a second mention for David Seaman. The former England and Arsenal stopper will be happy with that. The picture of his save for the Gunners against Sheffield United's Paul Peschisolido in the 2002-03 FA Cup semi-finals certainly looks spectacular enough to make it onto a list of all-time great saves.

  18. 'That is his job'published at 08:25 3 July

    08:25 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

    One man who was quick to apply a bit of perspective to Mert Gunok's vital late save against Austria was Turkey boss Vincenzo Montella.

    He was one of the few people not to use superlatives when talking about Gunok’s stop, but he did not downplay its importance for his country's cause.

    "I don't know, because there have been so many spectacular saves," Montella said when asked his thoughts on where Gunok's save ranked in the all-time list.

    "I am happy for him, happy for the team, happy for the country and happy for the group we have created here and what we produced out there today.

    "Well done to Mert, that is his job, to make saves and we are very happy he made a match-winning save in the last minute."

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  19. Get Involved - best save you have seen livepublished at 08:19 3 July

    08:19 3 July

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    It has to be David Seaman's penalty save against Scotland at Euro 96. Not only a great save, but then moments later that Gazza goal...

    Chris

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  20. 'One of the best saves I saw with my own eyes'published at 08:13 3 July

    08:13 3 July

    Austria 1-2 Turkey

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    Turkey defender Merih Demiral, who scored both his country's goals in their 2-1 win against Austria, was named man of the match but paid tribute to goalkeeper Mert Gunok afterwards.

    "Mert did a great job, we had a big discussion after the final whistle and I couldn't believe my eyes - maybe one of the best saves I saw with my own eyes," Demiral said.

    "He deserves it, Mert [aged 35] is the oldest player on the team and has always guided us and shown us the path forward, so I am very happy he made that save."

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