The probable lineups for Germany-Scotland: Nagelsmann relies on Kroos and Havertz

It’s June 14, 2024, Day-1 of the Europeans. The hosts will open the dance at the Allianz Arena in Munich Germanyexpected at 9pm from Scotland in the first match of Group A of the continental review. The Frenchman Clément Turpin will referee the match, while a bit of Italy will also be present in the VAR room thanks to the figure of Massimiliano Irrati.

HOW GERMANY ARRIVED – Today’s match will be the first official match on the German bench for Julian Nagelsmann, after a series of friendlies which have not always given positive indications to the former Bayern Munich coach: in the last two tests leading up to EURO 2024, a 0 came first -0 against Ukraine and then a 2-1 success over Greece with goals from Havertz and Gross. As regards the probable formation, we are moving towards 4-2-3-1 with Kimmich, Rudiger, Tah and Mittelstadt in defense to protect Neuer’s posts: in midfield there will be room for Andrich and Kroos, while Musiala, Gundogan and Wirtz will act in support of Havertz.

HOW SCOTLAND ARRIVES – At the second consecutive European Championships, after the premature stop in the 2021 edition, the team led by coach Steve Clarke aims to write history, having never managed to go beyond the group stage in the three previous participations (1992, 1996, 2021). After the 2-0 in Gibraltar and the 2-2 with Finland in the two test matches played a few days after the debut, tonight we will start to get serious and for the occasion all the “big” players will be deployed from the first minute of this national team: in the starting 3-4-2-1, Gunn will go in goal with Porteous, Hendry and Tierney on the defensive line. Space for Ralston and Robertson on the wings, with McGregor and Gilmour in the middle of the field, while McGinn and McTominay will move in the attacking midfield behind Shankland.