Germany, unstoppable at the start of the Euro Cup: they beat Scotland 5-1

Germany, unstoppable at the start of the Euro Cup: they beat Scotland 5-1
Germany, unstoppable at the start of the Euro Cup: they beat Scotland 5-1


Mercilessly. So, the germany team began his journey in Euro 2024 that is disputed in their land. In Munich, this Friday, she overwhelmed Scotland with a 5-1 win, without letting him kick his rival into the goal, who benefited from the discount for a goal against.

In the opening match, in group A, the Germans put together a festival of goals: Florian Wirtz, Jamal Musiala, Kai Havertz, Niclas Fullkrug and Emre Can scored, while Antonio Rudiger scored in his own goal. He did all of Germany, facing an opponent who, to make matters worse, was left with one less player before the end of the first stage due to the expulsion of Ryan Porteous.

Kai Havertz’s goal shout, with Joshua Kimmich climbing on his back; The German team overcame Scotland in its debut at Euro 2024Matthias Schrader – AP

Germany got the largest victory by a host team in a Euro Cup opening game and Florian Wirtz (21 years and 42 days) became the youngest player to score the first goal in an edition of this tournament. For the better, the Germans celebrated that two under-22s converted in the match, something that had never happened for the same team in a championship game on the Old Continent.

In the last play, Can received a back pass at the gate of the area and finished hard against a post. Gunn couldn’t get to the ball and Germany sealed their win: 5-1.

The electronic sign in the hands of the fourth referee indicates that three extra minutes will be played in the opening match of the Euro Cup, in Munich.

The first shipment to Scotland’s goal becomes the discount, but fortunately. The ball going towards the center of the area collided with Antonio Rudiger, who was returning, and went over Neuer. Germany wins 4-1.

The last change in Germany is the departure of Toni Kross -almost relentless in passing- for the entry of Emre Can. Germany continues to look for more goals with the power of its relays.

Fullkrug had scored by entering behind the defense, with some suspense, but the goal was disallowed because the forward was a couple of steps ahead.

Thomas Muller enters for the final minutes of the game and the one who comes out is Jamal Musiala, the figure of the game with his dribbling, precision, a great goal and active participation.

In response to two changes in Scotland and a free kick in their favor, Germany responded with another great goal in a quick advance on the left. Fullkrug grabbed a rebound in the area and his right hand hit the net for 4-0.

Havertz and Wirtz leave the playing field applauded. Coach Julian Nagelsmann gives them a rest and those who add minutes are Niclas Fullkrug and Leroy Sane, who in his first intervention was one-on-one with Gunn but resolved poorly.

Goalkeeper Gunn deflected a Musiala cross and the defense managed to clear when Gundogan appeared to finish. He suffers Scotland.

In a great individual action, Musiala created space to launch a cross that Wirtz took from the air in front of the goal. Incredibly, the ball went over the crossbar. The Germans are very close to fourth.

Scotland arrived in the first action of the second half, but lost strength again in the advance when they were in the area and still did not kick on goal. Immediately, Germany recovered the ball and insisted for more, although handling the ball with ease and with maximum concentration. Despite the advantage, Kimmich looked for a very past center and prevented it from coming out. The dominance is overwhelming.

The teams returned and the final stage soon comes into play. There were changes to both teams: Pascal Gross replaced Andrich in Germany and Grant Hanley joined the Scottish resistance for striker Che Adams.

The curtain comes down on the first stage after a new free kick that the Scots took over the area and was cleared without problems by the Germans. In the first 45 minutes, the German team surpassed its rival.

After watching the play on the monitor, the judge sent off defender Ryan Porteous for hitting Gundogan and awarded a penalty. Havertz scored 3-0 by scoring against the opposite post from which the Scottish goalkeeper threw himself.

A great save by Gunn after a header in an action whose rebound seemed to result in a penalty for Gundogan. The VAR calls the referee to see the action.

Timidly, with little efficiency in elaboration, Scotland seeks to get closer to the German goal, but so far it has only done so through centers. The Scots do not intimidate Neuer up to this point.

Florian Wirtz took the free kick in the sector where his teammates were covering the goalkeeper, but Gunn was attentive and this time controlled the shot, without rebounding.

The referee had scored a penalty for the Germans, but the VAR warned him that Ryan Christie’s foul on Jamal Musiala had been outside the area. Thus, it will be a free kick for the Germans.

Second arrival of the Germans to the Scotland goal and another goal. The 2-0 was established by Jamal Musiala with a powerful shot after the authorization of Kai Havertz, who controlled the ball and hooked inside the area looking for a better-placed teammate. The 10th also resorted to a great technical gesture before defining.

The German team takes the lead with a shot by Florian Wirtz from the crescent of the area that found the complicity of goalkeeper Angus Gunn, who could not hold it and it slipped past a post. The action was born in a change of front by Toni Kross, despite slipping, and the Bayer Leverkusen player came forward and alone to make a first-class impact. Germany is already 1-0.

It is played on the Scottish field at the beginning, with the Germans with the ball and already a couple of arrivals. Each one’s strategies are revealed.

Germany, at the feet of Kai Havertz, got the game going. The Euro Cup, in action.

Germany and Scotland are already on the playing field, which still needs to be cleared of the flags, the tarp that covers it and the staff working on the presentation. The anthems, the draw and the football arrive.

After the ceremony, with a full stadium, emotion takes over the playing field with the presentation of the cup that is in dispute. The German and Scottish teams wait in the tunnel.

With 50 minutes left until the start of the match and Euro 2024, Steve Clarke, Scottish coach, confirmed the eleven players who will start the match against the local team. The coach, the first to qualify the team for two consecutive continental competitions -he was also in Euro 2021-, arranged the following starting lineup: Angus Gunn; Anthony Ralston, Jack Hendry, Ryan Porteous, Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson (captain), Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay and John McGinn; Che Adams.

Clarke does three changes in relation to the last friendly match (2-2 with Finland): the main novelty is that talented Billy Gilmour (trained in Chelsea) leaves his place and will start as a substitute. The defender also goes to the bench Grant Hanley. They get into the starting team Ryan Porteous, Scott McTominay and Che Adams. Both McTominay and Ryan Christie will be making their 50th appearance in a Scottish shirt.

“I hope they are well, that they support our players, Steve Clarke (the coach) has done a fantastic job. So let’s hope it goes very well for him. Regarding our fans, I would like to say that every time we traveled abroad, wherever we went, they always demonstrated impeccable behavior. They always supported the team no matter the result and enjoyed it. So I thank you for all that support. I hope today is one of those great days for us. But most importantly: enjoy!” said Scottish football icon Alex Ferguson in the run-up to the opening match with Germany.

Julian Nagelsmann, coach of the local team, confirmed the eleven players who will start the match – and the tournament – at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Germany will form with: Manuel Neuer, Maximilian Mittelstadt, Antonio Rudiger and Jonathan Tah; Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan (captain), Robert Andrich; Florian Wirtz, Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala.

As is already the case in other sports, the Euro ball will be equipped with motion sensors. These microchips will be essential to determine whether or not a footballer touched the ball, so they will be vitally important to define possible handball plays or even offsides. The television signal generators will receive the images from the sensors, as currently happens every time the VAR draws the offside lines. Thus, viewers will see the tools with which referee decisions will be made in real time.

The official Euro 2024 ball is equipped with motion sensors that will allow you to elucidate goal or non-goal playsGABRIEL BOUYS / AFP – AFP

“We know it is a great game. But, for us, it is the inaugural meeting of a group of four. There are three games and we know what we have to do to qualify. We will focus on that,” said Steve Clarke, Scottish coach, in the run-up to this Friday’s clash in Munich. And he added: “It’s a difficult game, but one of my mantras has always been: respect everyone, but don’t be afraid of anyone.”

The home team will wear white for the debut match against the Scots. However, the Germans will wear the alternate jersey when they play Hungary next Wednesday. Fans of the “Mannschaft” (“team” in German) hope that the result of the first match at Euro 2016 will be replicated this Thursday, when they beat Ukraine 2-0. It was the last time they started a major tournament with victory. History shows that they faced each other 17 times: Germany won eight times, Scotland four; five games ended in a draw.

More than two hours before the start of the game in the Allianz Arena of Munichthe streets of the Bavarian capital were filled with fans of the “Tartan Army”as the Scottish team is known. Celtic music with bagpipes includedbeer everywhere and songs Diego Armando Maradona – revered by Scottish fans since his legendary performance in Mexico 1986 – shaped the preview of the match. The blue tide is so large that organizers estimate that About 200 thousand Scots will arrive in Germany to encourage your team. One of them is Craig Fergusona 20-year-old young man who He traveled the 1,600 kilometers that separate Glasgow from Munich… on foot!

“The Eurocup will mean a huge effort for the federal and state police forces,” said the German Interior Minister, Nancy Faeser, on the eve of the start of the tournament. “The federal police face the biggest display in its history”he added. The German agency DPA reported that “this Sunday it is expected in the city of Gelsenkirchen the presence of some 40,000 English fans and ones 8,000 Serbsamong which are 500 Serbian fanatics known to police for being willing to use violence”.

This meeting will have a novelty: in addition to a reinforced security operation, only one type of light beerwith a graduation of 2.5 instead of the usual 4.8.

Welcome to the coverage of the preview and ninety minutes of the opening match of Euro 2024: the host, Germany, will receive Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Munich from 4 p.m. (Argentina time). It will be the only match of the day: the competition will continue tomorrow, Saturday, with three other matches: Hungary vs. Switzerland, Spain vs. Croatia and Italy vs. Albania.


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