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EURO 2024: Germany thrash Scotland 5-1 in opening match

Leader Online Desk | EURO 2024 : Euro Cup 2024 It started late on Thursday night. In the opening match, hosts Germany dominated the field and defeated Scotland one-sidedly 5-1.

In the match, Germany's Florin Ywirtz scored a field goal in the 10th minute of the match to give the team the lead. After that, Germany dominated the match with goals scored by Jamal Musiala (19), Kai Haverdj (45+1), Niklas Fulkrug (68), Emer Kahn (90+3). German defender Rudiger scored an own goal in the 87th minute of the match. In the end, Germany won the match with a 5-1 goal difference to open the tournament victoriously.

What is dominance on the field? Football fans could experience this in yesterday's match. In the very first match of the tournament, Scotland's first match was against Germany. From the beginning of the match, Germany tried to score goals by making quick moves. But the defense by the Scotland players prevented Germany from scoring. In the 10th minute of the match, Germany's Florin Ywirtz scored a brilliant field goal to open Germany's account. Germany stepped up its offensive. After this Germany resorted to shot passing and in the 19th minute of the match Jamal Musiala scored the second for Germany to take a 2-0 lead.

After this, the German players slowed down the game and emphasized on passing. In the middle of the half, Toni Kroos, also known as the German sniper Navano, was making a brilliant pass to score. In the extra time of the first half, the referee checked the penalty and awarded a penalty kick to Germany after a Scotland player offensively blocked a German player in the danger zone. Kai Haverdj scored from the penalty kick to give Germany a decisive 3-0 lead in the match. At this time, the referee showed a red card to Scotland player Ryan Porteous. Due to this, he had to leave the field.

From the start of the second half, Scotland began to attack. They made several runs to score, but lack of finishing could not repay them. With this, Scotland's attacking players could not survive against Germany's strong defence. Meanwhile, Germany attacked Scotland's goal post in the 68th minute of the match, this time Nicklas Fulkrug scored to give Germany a 4-0 lead. German defender Rudiger scored an own goal in the 87th minute of the match. This added a goal to Scotland's tally. After this, with excellent passing, Germany recorded the fifth goal for the team with a great shot by Eimer Kahn (90+3) in extra time.

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