Germany 5-1 Scotland
Friday, 14 June 2024
Munich Football Arena, Munich

Scotland kicked off their UEFA EURO 2024 campaign with a disappointing defeat to a dominant German side who must count themselves amongst the favourites to go all the way in the tournament.


Germany: Wirtz (10), Musiala (19), Havertz (pen. 45), Füllkrug (69), Can (90).

Scotland: Rudiger og (88).

Team News

Scotland's starting line-up against Germany

Ryan Christie and Scott McTominay are the two newest members of your Scotland International Roll of Honour, having both been named in the starting line-up in Munich for their 50th caps.

Callum McGregor celebrated his 31st birthday in style, having marked his 28th against Czech Republic in the opening game of UEFA EURO 2020.

As It Happened

Germany offered up an early warning sign within the first minute, as Florian Wirtz burst clear after taking an Antonio Rudiger pass in his stride.

He was eventually flagged offside, but not before drawing a smart stop from Angus Gunn, who was quick off his line to stand tall and block.

It was as frantic as you’d expect from a game of this magnitude, with both sides keyed up to impressive two hyped-up sets of supporters.

With six minutes on the clock, Scotland strung together their best passing move of the encounter so far, but Andy Robertson’s final ball just evaded Christie.

The hosts took the lead after 10 minutes. Joshua Kimmich received a measured long pass from Toni Kroos, who squared for Wirtz. He had composure to rifle home from the edge of the box.

Angus Gunn looked to get a hand on the strike, but it wasn’t quite enough to tip it round the post.

Nine minutes later and the host nation doubled their lead with a moment of real quality.

Ilkay Gundogan and Kai Havertz combined to tee up Jamal Musiala, whose vicious shot left Gunn with no chance.

Germany thought they’d been awarded a penalty on 24 minutes when Musala went down, sandwiched between Christie and Kieran Tierney, but the intervention of VAR led instead to a free-kick outside of the box.

Gunn was equal to the effort from Havertz.

Scotland tried to inch their way back into the game, with Scott McTominay scythed down by Robert Andrich, who picked up the first yellow card of the competition.

With five minutes left until the break, Gunn was sharp to deny Gundogan’s header, with a last-ditch tackle from Porteous blocking Gundogan’s tap-in rebound.

Unfortunately, the centre-back caught his opponent with the follow-through and, after a VAR check, a penalty was awarded and Porteous was issued with a straight red card.

Havertz made no mistake from the spot.

Grant Hanley was introduced for Che Adams at half-time, with Christie now acting as the frontline focal point, as Clarke reorganised following the sending off.

Gunn was called into action again on 51 minutes to dive and push away a Rudiger strike from distance.

Musiala was a constant threat, and he must have thought he'd laid on Wirtz for a fourth but his shot was blazed over.

Billy Gilmour and Kenny McLean were introduced for McGregor and John McGinn respectively but, within seconds, Germany added a fourth as sub Niclas Füllkrug slammed home emphatically.

Germany thought they had a fifth, but Füllkrug's attempt was ruled offside.

Scott McKenna was given a run in place of Kieran Tierney, while Lawrence Shankland was introduced for Christie. 

Scotland scored a consolation goal with two minutes remaining as Rudiger headed into his own net under pressure from McKenna, only for Emre Can to add a fifth with a strike from the edge of the box.


Germany: Neuer, Kimmich, Rudiger, Tah, Mittelstadt, Andrich (Gross 46), Kroos (Can 80), Musiala (Müller 73), Gundogan, Wirtz (Sané 63), Havertz (Füllkrug 63). Unused substitutes: Baumann, Ter Stegen, Raum, Führich, Beier, Schlotterbeck, Anton, Henrichs, Koch, Undav.

Scotland: Gunn, Ralston, Hendry, Porteous, Tierney (McKenna 76), Robertson, Christie (Shankland 81), McGregor (Gilmour 67), McTominay, McGinn (McLean 67), Adams (Hanley 46). Unused substitutes: Kelly, Clark, Cooper, Armstrong, Morgan, Conway, Jack, McCrorie, Taylor, Forrest.

Next Up

Scotland are back in action in Group A on Wednesday. It's an 8pm kick-off back home in Scotland (9pm in Germany) at the Cologne Stadium.