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HomeInternationalHosts Germany thrash Scotland 5- 1 in Euro 2024 opener

Hosts Germany thrash Scotland 5- 1 in Euro 2024 opener


The three-time continental champions had been hoping to show the tide of latest poor showings at males’s main tournaments.

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Hosts Germany opened their Euro 2024 journey on Friday on a terrific word thrashing Scotland 5-0 in the opening match. The Scots decreased to 11 males in the sport have not performed a European Championship match overseas since 1992.

It took solely 10 minutes for the German machines to get to work when Joshua Kimmich picked up an extended go from Toni Kroos and centred for Florian Wirtz who transformed.

The opener had been coming after early warning indicators from the primary minute when Gunn closed down on a free ball with Wirtz in the operating. The offside name couldn’t have come higher on the time.

Discovering himself alone and in area, Wirtz’s first-time shot from close to the sting of the field was an excessive amount of for Scottish goalie Angus Gunn to deal with, whose solely push was in opposition to the submit to roll the ball into the web.

Germany doubled in the nineteenth minute with Jamal Musiala’s magnificent end from a shot in the space.

With the Tartan military sitting deeper and soaking the strain, the match appeared extra like harm management for Scotland.

Issues then went from dangerous to worse for Scotland after Porteous was despatched off for a foul in opposition to Ilkay Gundogan and Havertz transformed from the spot to convey the rating to 3-0.

Substitute Niclas Fuellkrug scored a fourth late in the second half.

Scotland managed a objective after Antonio Rudiger scored an personal objective earlier than Emre Can fired dwelling a fifth for Germany.

Hungary faces Switzerland in Cologne, Spain faces Croatia in Berlin, and Italy faces Albania in Dortmund on day two of the group stage.

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