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Euro 2024: Germany kick off tournament with 5-1 win over Scotland

Germany kicked off Euro 2024 in the best possible way, with a 5-1 thrashing of Scotland on Friday night.

The hosts were ahead as early as the 10th minute, after Florian Wirtz’s shot squirmed into the net.

Jamal Musiala’s ferocious strike almost punctured Angus Gunn’s net, as well as the hearts of the mass of stunned Scots behind the goal, just nine minutes later.

And before the break Kai Havertz slammed in the third from the spot with Ryan Porteous’ red card leaving Scotland with the tallest of mountains to climb.

There was still time for substitute Niclas Fullkrug to hammer high into the net for Germany’s fourth, with Antonio Rudiger’s late deflected own goal pulling one back.

It was a strike celebrated wildly by the suffering Scotland crowd, only for Emre Can to mute those in dark blue as the game edged into injury time.

That ensured this would be the biggest win an an opening game of a Euros.

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