Netherlands U19’s defeated Azerbaijan U19’s 2-1 on Saturday evening to seal progression to the Euro 2024 qualifying elite round.

After defeating Luxembourg last week, the Netherlands knew a win over Azerbaijan would seal a top-two spot in the qualifying group.

The Netherlands were the stronger side from the start and eventually, they took the lead through an Isaac Babadi free-kick. Babadi then turned provider in the second half to set up Ezechiel Banzuzi to make it 2-0.

The Netherlands failed to kill the game and Azerbaijan pulled one back late on. However, the Netherlands held on for the three points.

A top two spot and a place in the elite round of qualifying have been sealed but the Netherlands will need to avoid defeat against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final game to top the group.

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