Football News: Germany Claim Early Lead in Euro 2024 Opener

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Germany made a commanding start to their Euro 2024 campaign, taking the lead against Scotland within the first 10 minutes of the match. Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz continued his outstanding form, unleashing a shot from the edge of the box that Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn could only parry onto the post, resulting in the ball creeping over the line.

This early strike from Wirtz marked a historic moment, as he became Germany’s youngest ever goalscorer at a European Championship. The 21-year-old playmaker has been a key figure in Leverkusen’s unbeaten Bundesliga title-winning season under the guidance of Xabi Alonso, and he has now carried that impressive club form onto the international stage.

“Germany will be hoping that this strong start at Euro 2024 can help them make a deep run in the tournament, as they look to bounce back from their recent disappointing performances at the last three major international competitions, including their group stage exits at the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.”

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