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Euro 2024: Netherlands vs Turkey-Match Preview

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Netherlands will face Turkey at a packed stadium in Leipzig in a quarter final game.

Both teams have overcome significant challenges to reach this stage and are determined to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands team has shown resilience and attacking flair throughout the tournament. After a shaky start in the group stage, including a dramatic defeat to Austria, the Oranje bounced back with convincing wins.

Cody Gakpo has been their standout performer with three goals so far, closely contesting for the tournament’s Golden Boot.

Despite injuries and suspensions looming over the squad, Koeman is likely to field a strong lineup. Virgil van Dijk will marshal the defense, while Memphis Depay leads the attack, aiming to break records with every match.

Vincenzo Montella’s Turkey arrives at the quarter-finals with a reputation for quick starts and defensive resilience. Their victory over Austria showcased their ability to capitalize on early opportunities, although they had to withstand significant pressure towards the end.

However, disciplinary issues have plagued the Crescent-Stars, with several key players missing due to suspensions. The return of Hakan Calhanoglu will be a boost, but the absence of Merih Demiral and others poses a challenge.

Montella will rely on young talents like Kenan Yildiz and Arda Guler to step up and fill the gaps. Their defensive discipline will be crucial against the potent Dutch attack.

The clash between Cody Gakpo and Turkey’s defense, now reshuffled due to suspensions, will be pivotal. Can the Netherlands break through Turkey’s backline early, or will Montella’s tactical adjustments frustrate Koeman’s side?

Discipline will also play a critical role. With several players walking the suspension tightrope, both teams must balance aggression with caution to avoid costly bookings.

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