Netherlands are off the mark at Euro 2020 with a 3-2 win over Ukraine in an entertaining match in Amsterdam.
After a goalless first half, strikes from Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst put the Oranje in front and seemingly in command.
However, Ukraine launched a comeback through a stunning effort from Andriy Yarmolenko before Roman Yaremchuk equalised with a close-range header.
There would be one more twist to the tale as Denzel Dumfries won the game for the hosts, guiding Nathan Ake’s cross past Georgi Bushchan.
Netherlands end their seven-year hiatus from tournament football they make themselves work for it in a second-half, five-goal thriller in Amsterdam.
Ukraine look wrecked, a remarkable testament to how close they came to snatching a point that would have almost certainly felt like a win.
They remain firmly in this contest of course – two games with Austria and North Macedonia await, both very much matches they have the talent to win – but they will rue the missed chance they gave themselves here.