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Top Assists at UEFA Euro 2024: List of Players With Most Assists After Round 1

The UEFA Euro 2024 kicked off in Germany on June 16, and it has already shown why it is regarded as one of the toughest football tournaments in the world. The hosts of the European Championship, Germany have begun their Euro journey in an emphatic fashion by thrashing Scotland 5-1 in the curtain raiser. 24 football-playing nations from across Europe have participated in this competition.

All these teams have been divided into six groups, with each group consisting four teams. The defending champions Italy clinched a narrow 2-1 victory over the minnows, Albania in their opening game. The Euro 2016 champions Portugal played the last fixture of the UEFA Euro 2024 round 1 at group stage. Cristiano Ronaldo-led side came from behind to claim a 2-1 win against a spirited Czech Republic. With this game, the first round of the group stage of this major tournament comes to a close. 

The UEFA Euro 2024 has been a playground for the top midfielders and attackers who have stolen the limelight by providing spectacular assists to their teammates who have been on the scoresheet for their respective teams. Many top assist makers in football are yet to put their names on the list of players with most assists at round 1 of the group stage. Given their precision and experience, it can be said they will also make the headlines by providing top assists in this tournament. Having said that, let’s take a look at the top assists at UEFA Euro 2024 that made the football watchers sit in awe. 

Top Assists at UEFA Euro 2024

1. Joshua Kimmich (Germany vs Scotland)

Joshua Kimmich (Credit: Getty)

The versatile German took the responsibility of the right-back in his first game against Scotland in the Euro 2024, as predicted earlier. In the early minutes of the game, Joshua Kimmich received a picture-perfect long-range pass from Toni Kroos on the right side of the pitch. Upon receiving, he cut inside and laid a low pass into the path of onrushing Florian Writz. The Bayer Leverkusen attacker found the back of the net with a hard and low shot. The accuracy of the pass from Kimmich paved the foundation of this beautiful goal. 

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2. Remo Freuler (Switzerland vs Hungary)

Remo Freuler (Credit: Twitter)

Switzerland’s second goal came through Michel Aebischer’s accurate shot. But, it was his Bologna team-mate, Remo Freuler, who set him up for this. On the stroke of half-time, the young Swiss midfielder found a loose ball in the final third and dribbled past one Hungarian player to find Aebischer, who executed a wonderful finish. This assist is one of the top assists in Euro 2024 so far.

3. Dominik Szoboszlai (Switzerland vs Hungary)

Dominik Szoboszlai (Credit: Twitter)

The Liverpool midfielder is justifying every bit of his world-class player tag by producing an impressive performance at UEFA Euro 2024. In Hungary’s 1-3 loss against Switzerland, Dominik Szoboszlai was the only positive sign for his nation. The playmaker sent a beautiful cross begging for a tough inside the Swiss penalty box. Forward Barnabas Varga didn’t make any mistake to head it past a helpless Yann Sommer, who could just stand and stare. 

4. Lamine Yamal (Spain vs Croatia)

Lamine Yamal (Credit: Getty)

It was masterful, beautiful and beyond imagination. The youngster from the La Masia academy, after a short passage of play near the penalty box, sent a lofted cross inwards to the far side of the post where a cunning Dani Carvajal pounced on that to find the back of the net. Spain defeated the 2022 FIFA World Cup runners-up with the help of their three first-half goals. Lamine Yamal’s assist marked his presence on a impressive note in his first Euro appearance.

5. Dennis Man (Romania vs Ukraine)

Dennis Man (Credit: Getty)

Dennis Man, the Parma winger, was everywhere for Romania in their first game of the UEFA Euro 2024 against Ukraine. He was the main creator of his team’s 3-0 victory with two important assists. The first and third goal of the game was assisted by the clever Dennis Man, who selflessly set his teammates up instead of taking desperate shots. Following a shaky clearance from the Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, Man intercepted the ball and fed it to the center-positioned Nicolae Stanciu, who produced a thunderous strike to hit the roof of the net. This visionary play of Man set the tone of the game in Romania’s favor in the first half.

6. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Italy vs Albania)

Pellegrini (Credit: Getty)

Pellegrini’s cross for Alessandro Bastoni’s goal is an assist to remember. The Italian midfielder received a short pass following a corner, and sent a cross deep into the danger zone. Bastoni waited there and buried a perfect header past Thomas Strakosha to level the score line. 

List of Players with Most Assists at Euro 2024 Group Stage Round 1

Player’s NameNationality No. of GamesNo. of Assists
Dennis ManRomania12
Joshua Kimmich Germany11
Dominik Szoboszlai Hungary 11
Remo Freuler Switzerland 11
Lamine Yamal Spain 11
Lorenzo PellegriniItaly11
Table: List of Players with the Most Assists at Euro 2024

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