When England saw off the Czech Republic, who knew they were beating one of the teams of the tournament?
How confident must John Stones and Harry Maguire be, knowing that by repelling Patrik Schick, they silenced one of the hottest strikers in the competition?
Schick might end up with the Golden Boot after his fourth in four games finished off the Netherlands and secured a quarter-final with Denmark. With the Dutch out and Italy struggling past Austria on Saturday night, we really ought to stop mapping out routes to semi-finals and finals. The current state of international football makes this the most open tournament in recent memory, every nation capable of eye-catching professionalism in one game and rank amateurism in the next. This last-16 tie proved to be the Netherlands’ date with disarray, their 2-0 defeat largely self-inflicted.