Germany vs Scotland highlights

Germany vs Scotland Highlights: Germans Kick Off EURO 2024 with Dominant Victory | GER 5-1 SCO

Germany thrashed Scotland in the opening game of the EURO 2024 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The hosts secured a stunning 5-1 win with five different players getting on the scoresheet.

Florian Wirtz opened the scoring in the 10th minute before Jamal Musiala scored a second just 9 minutes later. Kai Havertz scored from the spot just before the halftime whistle.

Niclas Fullkurg came on in the 63rd minute for Havertz to lead the German attack and swiftly made it 4-0 in the 68th minute of the match. The Germans looked set to seal a flawless win, but an unfortunate own goal from Antonio Rudiger made it 4-1 in the 87th minute.

Germany vs Scotland Highlights | GER 5-1 SCO

Emre Can made it 5-1 with a stunning strike from outside the box to seal a comfortable win. Without further ado, here are the key highlights of the match:

GOAL: Florian Wirtz scores the opening goal for Germany with a stunning right-footed strike from outside the box.

GOAL: Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala combine for the second goal, with the Bayern Munich star smashing it into the net from close range.

VAR DECISION: Referee Clement Turpin gives Germany a penalty, but VAR overrules the decision as Ryan Christe’s foul on Jamal Musiala was outside the box.

YELLOW CARD: Robert Andrich gets the first booking of EURO 2024 after his mistimed tackle on Scott McTominay.

RED CARD: Ryan Porteous gets sent off after VAR spotted a dangerous tackle on Ilkay Gundogan inside the box and a penalty is awarded to Germany.

GOAL: Kai Havertz makes no mistake and scores from the spot to make it 3-0.

HALF TIME: Germany goes into the break with a 3-0 lead over Scotland.

SECOND HALF: Changes at the break see Pascal Gross come on for Germany and Grant Hanley on for Scotland.

Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala
Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala (Getty Images)

YELLOW CARD: Anthony Ralston gets into the book for his foul on Florian Wirtz.

YELLOW CARD: Jonathan Tah is the next one booked for a foul on Ryan Christie.

SUBSTITUTION: Niclas Fullkurg and Leroy Sane are on for Germany.

SUBSTITUTION: Billy Gilmour and Kenny McLean are on for Scotland.

GOAL: Niclas Fullkurg makes it 4-0 for Germany with a thumping strike from inside the box.

SUBSTITUTION: Thomas Muller comes in for Germany.

VAR DECISION: Niclas Fullkurg scores again for Germany, but the goal is ruled out as the striker is offside.

SUBSTITUTION: Scott McKenna comes on for Scotland.

GOAL: Antonio Rudiger has the ball put in his own net with a powerful header to make it 4-1.

GOAL: Emre Can scores from outside the box to make it 5-1 and seal the win for Germany.

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Key Match Analysis

  • Germany were in full control of the match from start to end.
  • The hosts did not have a lot to defend as they managed to keep control of the ball and let Scotland nowhere near the goal.
  • No Scotland player came close to scoring but Rudiiger’s effort gifted them a goal.
  • Musiala and Wirtz ran the show for the Germans, with Toni Kroos controlling the midfield.


Germany sent a message to the teams at the EURO 2024 and are firm favorites to win the tournament this summer. The hosts were solid in defense and ruthless in attack, making it impossible for Scotland to break out of their own half.

The Germans are back playing fluid football after a slump in form under Hansi Flick. Julian Nagelsmann has got them playing proper football again with Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz making the runs in behind.

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