Euro 2024’s Opening Match: Scotland Aims to Upset Germany

Euro 2024’s opening match will see Scotland take on the hosts, Germany, in a potentially remarkable upset at the Allianz Arena. The 24 competing nations are set to battle it out for European glory this summer.

Scotland, who finished behind Spain but ahead of Norway to qualify for back-to-back tournaments for the first time since 1998, will be looking to pull off a shock against the formidable German side. Steve Clarke’s team has proven their worth against tough opposition, but they haven’t beaten Germany since a 1-0 friendly win in 1999.

The presence of Thomas Muller, the fourth most capped player for the German men’s national team with 128 appearances, could pose a significant challenge for the Tartan Army. Muller has scored four goals and provided one assist in four previous matches against Scotland, proving to be a thorn in their side.

In their most recent encounters, Muller scored two goals and assisted the winner in a 3-2 triumph for Germany at Hampden Park in 2015. He also found the back of the net in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Celtic in the 2017/18 season.

Muller, who is expected to represent Germany at Euro 2024, will be aiming to recapture his past form after a disappointing season with Bayern Munich, where they failed to win a trophy for the first time since 2012. The forward still managed to score seven goals and provide 11 assists in all competitions, showcasing his continued importance to the German national team.

As Scotland prepares to face the hosts, they will be hoping to pull off a remarkable upset and silence the home crowd in Munich. The Tartan Army’s rendition of “Yes sir, I can boogie” will undoubtedly add to the electric atmosphere at the Allianz Arena.

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