Adams starts EURO 2024 opener


Ché Adams started the opening game of EURO 2024 as Scotland were beaten by Germany in Munich.

It was a tough evening for Saints' Scottish duo, with Stuart Armstrong watching on from the bench, as the hosts started the tournament in impressive fashion.

Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz gave Germany the lead after 10 minutes, before Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala doubled the advantage as he capped off a fine team move.

The tournament opener went from bad to worse for Scotland when Watford's Ryan Porteous received a straight red card for a foul on İlkay Gündoğan; Kai Havertz dispatched the resulting penalty as Germany led 3-0 at half-time.

Adams's night was cut short as he was the unfortunate man to make way at the break, substituted for a change in shape as Scotland were forced to see out the game with 10 men.

Niclas Füllkrug added a fourth in the second half, but an Antonio Rüdiger own-goal gave the Tartan Army something to cheer with a consolation goal before Emre Can made it 5-1 to Germany.

Scotland will need a much-improved set of results against Switzerland and Hungary to help their qualification hopes in the remaining two Group A matches.

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