On June 14, 2024, the German national team faced off against Scotland in the opening match of Euro 2024 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. As the host nation, Germany hoped to kick off the tournament with a confident victory. 

The German team, coached by Julian Nagelsmann, demonstrated their readiness for the tournament from the start. German fans filled the stadium, supporting their team. Having won the European Championship three times, Germany aimed to advance to the playoffs and continue their quest for the title.

Scotland, led by Steve Clarke, took to the field with the goal of surprising the favorite. For the Scots, it was an opportunity to showcase their abilities on a major international stage and try to reach the playoffs for the first time in a long while.

Germany dominated from the beginning, opening the scoring in the 10th minute with a precise shot from Ilkay Gündogan. Scotland responded in the 22nd minute when Lawrence Shankland equalized. However, this was the only goal Scotland managed to score.

In the second half, Germany continued to press. In the 50th minute, Kai Havertz converted a penalty, and ten minutes later, Jamal Musiala extended the lead with another goal. Later, in the 72nd and 81st minutes, goals from Niclas Füllkrug and Thomas Müller respectively set the final score at 5-1.

This match was an excellent start for Germany in Euro 2024, showing their serious intentions for the tournament. Scotland, on the other hand, gained valuable experience and will now focus on their next games against Switzerland and Hungary.