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In the opening game of the 2024 European Cup, the host Germany defeated the 10-man Scotland team 5-1.

Germany's Emre Can celebrates fifth goal with Jonathan Tah and Antonio Rudiger.

Germany’s Emre Can celebrates fifth goal with Jonathan Tah and Antonio Rudiger. | Image source: Reuters

Clinical Germany defeated Scotland 5-1 in their Euro 2024 opener on June 14. The hosts scored three goals in the first half and scored a goal from Ryan Porteous before halftime. ) gained a personnel advantage after receiving a red card directly.

Florian Wirtz opened the scoring in the 10th minute, receiving a cross that left goalkeeper Angus Gunn with his palms against the post as the ball rolled in. net, and Germany dominated possession in this game.

The three-time European champions doubled their lead in the 19th minute at the Munich Football Stadium when Kai Havertz connected on Jamal Musiala before The player touched the ball in the penalty area and shot into the net.

Things went from bad to worse for the Scotland team. Porteous was sent off for a foul on Gundogan in the penalty area. Havertz took a penalty kick to make the score 3-0. Substitute Niklas Verkrug added the fourth goal late in the second half.

Scotland did score late in the game through an Antonio Rudiger own-goal, before Emre Can scored for the hosts. Germany will next face Hungary in Group A, while Scotland must regroup to face Switzerland.

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