Germania - Scozia cronaca, risultato, formazioni

Europei · 1ª giornata

  • F. Wirtz, 10'
  • J. Musiala, 19'
  • K. Havertz, 45 + 1' (Rig.)
  • N. Füllkrug, 68'
  • E. Can, 90 + 3'
  • A. Rüdiger , 87' (Aut.)
5 - 1
Europei - 14.06.2024
Allianz Arena

Arbitro Clément Turpin
5 - 1
Germany secure a sensational 5-1 victory over Scotland in the opening game of Euro 2024. Nagelsmann's side were dominant throughout, creating 2.17 expected goals, limiting the Scots to just 0.01. Germany opened the scoring in the first half as Wirtz fired into the bottom corner from the edge, before Musiala pounced inside the box shortly after to make it two. Just before the break, Porteous was sent off for a shocking challenge inside the box, and Havertz stepped up to the spot to score the resulting penalty. After the break, Germany continued to assert their dominance, and they made it four after Fullkrug, who came off the bench, sent a thunderous strike into the top corner. Clarke's side found a consolation late on as Rudiger headed into his own net from a Robertson free-kick, but it wasn't enough to change the course of the game. In the final seconds of the match, Can arrived on the edge of the penalty area to produce a well-placed shot into the corner, making it five for the Germans. Up next for Nagelsmann's men is their second group game against Hungary, while Scotland will face Switzerland. That's all for today, goodbye!
Muller's clever first-time pass managed to find Can in acres of space on the edge.
GOOOAAAAALLL!! 5-1 GERMANY! The ball is fired into the path of Muller inside the Scotland penalty area, and he quickly picks out Can on the edge of the penalty area. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder takes a touch and sends a placed strike towards the bottom corner, and it flies into the bottom corner!
The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of three minutes of added time at the end of the game.
It won't mean much when it comes to the result, but the Scotland supporters will be hoping that their late goal can be the catalyst for them to kick on for the rest of the tournament. McKenna's initial header was only their second touch inside the opposition box and their first of the second half.
GOOOAAAAALL!! 4-1! Scotland pull one back! Robertson delivers a cross from a free-kick into the penalty area and it's flicked on by Fullkrug. McKenna arrives before heading towards goal, and Rudiger nods it into his own net! It's a big mistake from the German defender.
Kimmich drives inside from the right before finding his Bayern Munich team-mate Sane. He shifts it onto his left and strikes towards goal from the edge of the penalty area, but Gunn gets his body behind it and makes a comfortable save.
Clarke makes an attacking alteration in the latter stages of the game, with Shankland entering the fray. Christie is the player to make way.
There's a change in the middle of the park for Germany, with Can coming on for Kroos.
Clarke makes a change at the back, with McKenna coming on to replace Tierney.
GOOOOAAALLL!! Germany get another! A cross comes into the box and Fullkrug makes a superb touch on his chest. Hanley comes across and attempts to clear, but it cannons off the striker. It's heading towards goal and Gunn palms it into the air, but it creeps into the back of the net! But wait, VAR is checking it... Fullkrug was offside, NO GOAL!
Nagelsmann makes another alteration for Germany, with Muller coming on to replace Musiala.
This is the first time Germany have been four goals ahead in a game at the European Championships. Scotland have struggled to deal with their attacking threat, with Porteous' sending off in the first half giving them a difficult task in the second set of 45 minutes.
GOOOAAAALLL!! 4-0 GERMANY! Musiala drives with the ball down the left-hand side before cutting onto his right. The Bayern attacker picks out Gundogan inside the penalty area, and his touch falls straight to Fullkrug. He shoots first time, and it's a rocket into the top corner! Gunn had absolutely no chance!
McGinn also heads to the bench for Scotland, with McLean coming on.
Clarke makes another change and this time in midfield, with McGregor coming off. He will be replaced by Gilmour.
Mittelstadt sends a dangerous cross to the back post, but it's headed behind by Tierney for a Germany corner. Kroos will take it and he delivers towards the middle. It's headed away and straight into the path of Mittelstadt who strikes it first time, but it flies over the bar and into the stands.
Wirtz is also replaced for Germany, with Sane entering the fray.
Nagelsmann makes another change, with Havertz replaced by Fullkrug in attack.
Tah makes a late challenge on Christie and he goes into the referee's book.
Rudiger carries the ball out of defence and sends a searching ball over the top. Havertz looks to get there but he fails to get it under control. It could find Wirtz who has crept round the back, but Gunn does well to come off his line and collect.
Musiala causes trouble down the left-hand side once again, driving towards the byline before firing a cross into the penalty area. It falls to Gundogan who unleashes with his left, but his effort is blocked and Scotland are able to clear away from danger.
So close! Musiala dances into the Scotland penalty area before laying into the path of Mittelstadt. He crosses into the box towards the back post and Wirtz is there to meet it. He strikes it first time on the half volley, but it's just over the bar and behind for a goal-kick.
Germany now have a chance from a corner. It's taken short and Gross is found on the edge of the penalty area. He strikes it low and hard towards goal, but Hendry flings himself in front of the shot and makes a block. It eventually comes to Kimmich who also fires from range, but Hanley is there to meet it.
Robertson quickly finds McGinn and Scotland attempt to counter-attack, but the Aston Villa midfielder takes too long with the ball and he's forced back towards his own goal. Germany are continuing to press intensely, making it incredibly difficult for the Scots.
Germany go close! Nagelsmann's side enjoy a lengthy spell of possession in the second half and it eventually comes to Rudiger. He drives forward with the ball from defence and unleashes an ambitious effort from range, but Gunn gets down to his right to palm it behind for a corner.
Germany look to hit Scotland on the counter-attack, but Ralston commits a foul and goes into the book.
Scotland get the second half under way at the Allianz Arena!
Clarke looks to add another body in defence, with Hanley replacing Adams.
Andrich, who was booked in the first half, is replaced by Gross.
Scotland are yet to produce a shot since the game got under way and have managed just one touch inside the opposition box. Germany have created 1.31 expected goals (xG) from five shots, with all of those being on target. Clarke's side have a mountain to climb in the second half, with Opta's live win probability calculator giving them a 0.0 per cent chance of winning. A draw stands at 0.1 per cent, while a Germany victory is 99.9 per cent. This is the first time Germany have scored three goals in the first half of a game at the EUROs, as well as the first time they've been three goals ahead at half time in the competition. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Scotland make a half-time substitution after Porteous' red card, with the likes of Hanley and McKenna waiting on the bench to shore up the defence.
Germany go into the break with a 3-0 lead over Scotland in the opening game of the Euro 2024 tournament. It's been a completely dominant display from Nagelsmann's side, with Scotland struggling to deal with their attacking threat. Germany opened the scoring through Wirtz after just 10 minutes as his first-time strike flew into the bottom corner, despite Gunn getting a hand to it. It didn't take long for them to double their lead as Havertz unselfishly laid the ball into the path of Musiala, and he fired into the roof of the net after 19 minutes. The tournament hosts took fewer risks as they looked to see the half out with a comfortable advantage, but they were given an opportunity to find a third. Gundogan was brought down inside the box after a dangerous tackle from Porteous, which resulted in a red card, and Havertz tucked it home to make it 3-0.
The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of three minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
GOOOOAAAALLL!! 3-0 GERMANY! Havertz is the player to take and he takes a deep breath before starting his run up. He stutters as he approaches the ball, and he fires into the corner, sending Gunn the wrong way. Scotland have a mountain to climb now, especially after going down to 10 men!
Porteous is sent off! After a VAR check, the referee has also decided to send Porteous off! It was a dangerous challenge and he can have no complaints.
Germany could have a penalty! Porteous' challenge on Gundogan was reckless, and despite winning the ball, he followed through with a dangerous tackle. VAR is checking it, and the referee is now heading over to the monitor! He's taking a look at the incident... it's a penalty!
What a save! Kimmich delivers a dangerous cross into the penalty area, and Gundogan arrives from deep before heading towards goal. It's flying into the bottom corner, but Gunn makes a superb stop! It falls back to Gundogan, but he's challenged by Porteous and it's cleared.
Wirtz dances with the ball into the middle before finding Gundogan, and he fires a pass out wide to Rudiger who has ventured forward from defence. He sends a dangerous delivery into the penalty area, but Gunn does well to come off his line and collect.
Clarke's side will now have an opportunity from a free-kick after Tah brought down Adams inside the Germany half. It's a chance to throw the defenders forward. McTominay will take it and he delivers to the back post. It's headed back into danger by Porteous, but Germany are able to clear.
Scotland enjoy a spell of possession as Porteous receives it on the right-hand side. He looks to send a pass in behind the Germany defence for Adams to run onto, but they aren't on the same wavelength and the Southampton striker fails to make the run.
Scotland have managed just 29 passes inside the opposition half compared to Germany's 138. Clarke's side are struggling to get out of their own half, with Germany in full flow. Clarke will be desperate to get his team into the dressing room at half-time.
Andrich makes a late challenge on McTominay, and he is the first player to receive a booking.
Germany take a quick free-kick as Kimmich fires a pass in behind the Scotland defence, and Gundogan runs onto it. He opts to play it safe and Nagelsmann's side keep possession, taking no risks. Germany will be in no rush to throw too many bodies forward after securing a 2-0 lead.
A host of Germany players are standing over the resulting free-kick, which is right on the edge of the penalty area. Kroos places the ball down, and it looks as though he will take it. It's laid into the path of Havertz who strikes first time, but Gunn gets his body behind it and makes the stop.
Penalty to Germany! Musiala drives into the box, and a mixture of Tierney and Christie clatters him to the ground, and the referee quickly points to the spot! But wait... VAR is checking it. They've decided it was outside of the box, it's a free-kick. NO PENALTY!
Scotland are looking for a sharp reaction as Robertson drives forward down the left-hand side of the pitch. He sends a cross into the box towards Adams, but it's a poor effort and Rudiger is there to intercept. Clarke's side need to find something in the final third.
Wirtz and Musiala, two of Germany's young stars, have started the tournament superbly. This is the first time two players aged 21 or under have scored for the same team in a match at the European Championships. Scotland are struggling to deal with the attacking duo.
Havertz stayed composed inside the box before unselfishly picking out Musiala.
GOOOOAAAAALLL!! 2-0 GERMANY! They are running riot! Gundogan takes the ball on the half turn and plays a superb throughball to Havertz. He fakes to shoot inside the penalty area and lays it into the path of Musiala. He gets it out of his feet, working it into his right, and he rifles it into the roof of the net!
Scotland are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment, with Germany squeezing incredibly high and pressing from the front. Andrich now receives the ball and looks to play it over the top of the defence with Wirtz bursting through, but Gunn rushes off his line to clear.
It's been a dominant opening 15 minutes from Germany, who have had 71.7 per cent of the possession. Nagelsmann's side have had four touches inside the opposition box, with Scotland yet to venture into the German penalty area.
Wirtz (21y 42d) has now become the youngest player to score the opening goal at a European Championships tournament. He is also the youngest player to score for Germany at the tournament in their history. Nagelsmann's side have enjoyed an impressive start at the Allianz Arena.
Kimmich controlled well before driving into the middle, laying the ball on a plate to Wirtz.
GOOOAAAAAALLL!! 1-0 GERMANY! The ball is switched out wide to Kimmich on the right-hand side, and he drives into the centre, just outside the penalty area. He lays it into the path of Wirtz on the edge, who strikes low and hard towards the bottom corner, and it creeps into the back of the net! Gunn got a hand to it, but it wasn't enough!
Kimmich feeds Havertz down the right, in behind the Scotland defence, and the German duo exchange passes before they look to keep possession. It eventually comes to Andrich who fires a pass into the feet of Havertz. The Arsenal forward produces a clever flick, but it's intercepted.
Kroos switches the ball out wide to Kimmich, who drifts inside before finding Andrich, and he gives it away. Scotland now have an opportunity to counter-attack as Adams drives down the right, but Havertz does well to recover and win back possession for Germany.
Robertson takes a superb touch with his head, lifting it over Kimmich before driving down the left-hand side. Rudiger comes across and makes a strong challenge, putting the ball off the side of the pitch for a throw-in. Tierney launches it long into the box, but Rudiger heads away from danger.
Germany have looked bright in the opening stages of the game, with Wirtz bursting in behind the Scotland defence before attempting to lift it over the goalkeeper, but Gunn made a smart save. The assistant referee had his flag up, so it wouldn't have counted.
Havertz gets the game under way for Germany in the Euro 2024 opening game!
The players are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off!
Meanwhile, Clarke has made three alterations from Scotland's previous fixture against Finland. In defence, Hanley drops to the bench with Porteous coming into the side. Gilmour and Shankland are also named among the substitutes, with Adams and McTominay in the starting XI.
Nagelsmann has named an unchanged side from the team that beat Greece 2-1 in their final friendly before the tournament. Neuer will make his 35th start at a major international tournament for Germany, the outright most of any player from the nation. With Musiala and Wirtz both in the XI (both 21), this is the first time Germany have started two players aged 21 or under at the EUROs since 2004.
SCOTLAND SUBS: Grant Hanley, Lawrence Shankland, Liam Kelly, Billy Gilmour, Liam Cooper, Stuart Armstrong, Lewis Morgan, Tommy Conway, Ryan Jack, Zander Clark, Ross McCrorie, Kenny McLean, Greg Taylor, James Forrest, Scott McKenna.
SCOTLAND (3-4-2-1): Angus Gunn; Kieran Tierney, Jack Hendry, Ryan Porteous; Andy Robertson, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, Anthony Ralston; John McGinn, Ryan Christie; Che Adams.
GERMANY SUBS: David Raum, Pascal Gross, Niclas Fulkrug, Chris Fuhrich, Oliver Baumann, Maximilian Beier, Nico Schlotterbeck, Waldemar Anton, Leroy Sane, Benjamin Henrichs, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Robin Koch, Emre Can, Deniz Undav.
GERMANY (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Maximilian Mittelstadt, Jonathan Tah, Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich; Toni Kroos, Robert Andrich; Florian Wirtz, Ilkay Gundogan, Jamal Musiala; Kai Havertz.
Scotland are making their fourth appearance at the tournament after 1992, 1996 and 2020. They have so far never reached the knockout stages of the tournament. This is Steve Clarke’s second major international tournament as head-coach, after EURO 2020. He’s the first Scotland boss to lead the team into two consecutive EURO tournaments. Scotland have won only one of their last 13 matches against Germany (D4 L8). Their only victory was in April 1999, with Don Hutchison scoring the only goal in a Bremen friendly (0-1). Scott McTominay scored seven goals for Scotland in UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying, the joint most by a Scottish player in a EURO/FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, along with Steven Fletcher (EURO 2016) and John McGinn (EURO 2020).
Germany are taking part in their 14th UEFA EURO tournament, more than any other team. They have won the trophy three times, the joint-most alongside Spain (3). This is the fourth time that Germany are sole hosts of a major international tournament, reaching the final four in each of the previous three editions: champions at the 1974 World Cup, semi-finalists at EURO 1988 and third place at the 2006 World Cup. Julian Nagelsmann's side have won only one of their last five matches played in Munich (D3 L1), a 4-2 victory against Portugal at UEFA EURO 2020.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2024 opening match between Germany and Scotland at the Allianz Arena!