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Euro 2024 begins tonight, Germany and Scotland lock horns

Germany and Scotland will kick off Euro 2024 tonight at the Allianz Arena in Munich, which boasts a capacity of 75,000 seats. The highly anticipated match marks the beginning of the tournament, with Germany hoping to maintain their dominant record against Scotland. Historically, Germany has won six, drawn two, and lost only one of their nine head-to-head encounters. Scotland’s sole victory against the Germans dates back to 1999. The last four meetings between these two nations have seen both teams score, and none of the last five games have been decided by more than a one goal margin.

Germany comes into the tournament after a period of rebuilding. They have not played a competitive match since their early exit from the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. The year 2023 was particularly challenging for Germany, managing only three wins in 11 friendly matches. However, they have shown signs of improvement in 2024, remaining unbeaten in their last four games with three wins and one draw.

Scotland, on the other hand, is struggling with form, having won just one of their last nine matches. Their only victory came against Gibraltar earlier this month. Defensive issues have plagued the team, as they have conceded two or more goals in four of their last six matches.

Reflecting on their previous European Championship performances in 2021, Germany reached the Round of 16 before being eliminated by England, while Scotland failed to progress beyond the group stage, finishing fourth in their group with one draw and two losses.

As the opening match of Euro 2024, both teams will be eager to set a positive tone for the rest of the tournament. Germany will look to capitalize on their historical dominance, while Scotland aims to defy the odds and secure a rare victory against their formidable opponents.