The Netherlands scored two goals in the second half within seven minutes to overcome Turkey's lead and secure a 2-1 victory on Saturday, setting the stage for a Euro 2024 semifinal against England. Turkey took an early lead through Samet Akaydin, but Stefan de Vrij equalized for the Netherlands, and Murt Muldur's own goal in the 76th minute, under pressure from Cody Gakpo, sealed the Dutch win. The match in Berlin was marred by a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and Germany, triggered by Merih Demiral's controversial ban. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was present at the Olympiastadion, along with thousands of fans who responded to Dutch possession with a chorus of whistles. Despite the hostile atmosphere and Turkey's aggressive play, the Netherlands advanced to the Euro semifinals for the first time since 2004.

Turkey's coach, Vincenzo Montella, adopted a defensive five-man backline, aiming to exploit counter-attack opportunities against the Netherlands. The Dutch, champions in 1988, created the initial threat, with Gakpo and Memphis Depay combining effectively before Depay missed the target. Despite their historical success, the Netherlands struggled until a decisive 3-0 victory over Romania in the last 16, barely qualifying from their group in third place. In the first half, the Dutch allowed Turkey to dominate after an initial surge, with Montella's team capitalizing on set pieces. Arda Guler's cross from a recycled corner was met by Akaydin, who headed in powerfully.

The majority of Turkish fans in the stadium, reflecting their significant diaspora in Germany, celebrated wildly. Ronald Koeman, the Dutch coach, made tactical adjustments at halftime, introducing Wout Weghorst, who had previously secured a win against Poland. Weghorst's presence provided a focal point for the Dutch attack, while Guler continued to challenge at the other end, nearly scoring from a free-kick. Virgil van Dijk received a booking for a foul on Baris Alper Yilmaz. Turkey nearly scored a second goal, but Verbruggen made a crucial save. Weghorst tested the Turkish goalkeeper, Mert Gunok, before De Vrij's header leveled the scores. Shortly after, Dumfries's cross led to Muldur's own goal, marking the 10th of the tournament. Weghorst's presence indirectly contributed to the Dutch victory, unsettling the Turkish defense. Turkey had chances to equalize, but the Netherlands held on, securing a semifinal clash with England in Dortmund.