Germany 5-1 Scotland: Germans open EURO 2024 with a dominant victory

Last Updated on 15/06/2024 by

With a resounding 5-1 victory over Scotland in Munich, Germany kicked off their campaign for the Euro 2024 tournament on their own turf.

The team managed by Julian Nagelsmann appeared to be a well-oiled machine, much like the renowned German teams of the past. On the other hand, the ten-man Scots were incapable of performing their duties and made the mission of the hosts much simpler.

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The first ten minutes of the match were spent with Germany taking the lead. The first ten minutes of the match were spent with Germany taking the lead. The home team utilized two direct passes to get past Scotland’s rock-solid defense: one from Toni Kroos to Joshua Kimmich, and another from Kimmich to Florian Wirtz. Before the ball crossed the goal line, the goalkeeper, Angus Gunn, blocked the first-time drive from the edge of the box that was taken by the forward.

Before we had even reached the halfway mark of the first half, Germany had already scored their second goal. The lovely through ball played by Ilkay Gundogan was received by Kai Havertz, who then cut back inside and found Jamal Musiala. The Bayern Munich wizard then swiveled and shot the ball into the roof of the net.

It appeared like things were going from bad to worse for Scotland shortly after that, when Musiala was subjected to a double challenge from Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie, which resulted in the referee, Clement Turpin, selecting the penalty spot as the location for the penalty kick. However, a check by the video assistant referee (VAR) determined that Christie’s first contact on Musiala’s right leg occurred outside the box, necessitating the awarding of a free kick instead. Gunn did a good job of stopping Havertz’s attempt from twenty yards out.

After the video assistant referee (VAR) reviewed the situation, Germany was awarded a penalty just before the break. Gundogan had a header that was blocked by Gunn, but when he was attempting to score the rebound, his ankle was caught by a studs-up challenge from Ryan Porteous, who was also awarded a red card once the review was completed. The third of the evening was added by Havertz, who stepped up and drove home the opportunity.

After the halftime break, Germany continued in search of a fourth goal and definitely should have found one when Wirtz volleyed a deep Kroos cross that was just a hair’s breadth away from the goal.

After 68 minutes, Niclas Fullkrug, who had been substituted in, was the one who ultimately scored the fourth goal. Because of Musiala’s lack of control, Fullkrug was able to pounce onto the ball and thump it into the top corner of the goal. Gundogan received a vicious pass from Musiala that was taken just beyond the box.

Shortly after that, Fullkrug believed that he had got his brace in a far more sloppy manner. Gunn had attempted to shove his shot up over himself and across the line, but this was ruled to be offside.

In the final three minutes of regulation time, Scotland’s strong traveling contingent had a reason to celebrate when Germany failed to clear a free-kick, and Scott McKenna’s header was put into his own net by Antonio Rudiger. This gave Scotland a reason to celebrate.

With what was basically the final kick of the game, Emre Can restored Germany’s four-goal margin by curling a magnificent strike past Gunn to bring the game to a close.


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